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Grape Harvest has Begun in the Yakima Valley!

Grape Harvest has Begun in the Yakima Valley!

The Yakima Valley’s 2016 wine grape harvest has offically begun!  Wineries and vineyards throughout the Valley have started hauling in their bountiful harvests, getting ready to produce the wonderful wines that have made the Yakima Valley world-renown.  But the best part is the grape stomping, wine tasting fun that goes along with harvest!  Since the Yakima Valley supplies over one-third of Washington’s wine grapes, harvest is an amazing time of year for every wine maker, sommelier or wine enthusiast to visit the Yakima Valley!

Here are a few of the upcoming harvest and crush celebrations:

September 3, 2016 - 2016 Harvest Party at Silver Lake Winery - Enjoy a tropical retreat in their vineyard! Celebrate the kick off to harvest season with this fun-filled event. Live music, grape stomping, local vendors, a tropical lunch and delicious ice-cold Vino-ritas! Don’t forget to take home a souvenir glass!

September 17, 2016 - The Grandview Stomp and Chomp - This annual event takes place at the Grandview Fair Grounds, and features the annual grape stomp, BBQ cook-off, motorcycle poker run, and beer and wine tasting!

September 17, 2016 - Rattlesnake Hills Hounds and Harvest -  Even pets get to celebrate harvest at Hounds and Harvest! Help Rattlesnake Hills raise money for a great cause! Bring your furry friend and get ready for a day full of fun dog games, food, and lots of wine!  Numerous Zillah wineries will be participating in this great event, so be sure to check out the Rattlesnakehills.org page for more info!

October 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 2016 -  Maryhill Winery Harvest Celebration Weekend! - Join us for wine tasting, live music, Bocce, grape stomping, barrel tasting and food available for purchase. And there’s a free hot dog and marshmallow roast! Make sure to create a commemorative grape, tie-dyed Harvest Celebration t-shirt. And save BIG with up to 50% off on case specials!

October 8 & 9, 2016 – Yakima Valley’s “Catch the Crush” weekend! - Join the Yakima Valley wineries to celebrate harvest at the Annual Catch the Crush event.  Each participating winery, from Yakima to Red Mountain offers its own celebratory events, including grape stomps, harvest and crush activities, tours, free-run juice, hors d’oeuvres, live music, and of course, lots of wine tasting!

October 8, 2016 - Grape Stomp at Airfield Estates Winery - Celebrate the harvest season with Airfield Estates’ 10th Annual Grape Stomp!  If you have never experienced wine grapes between your toes, it is truly a one of a kind experience! Simply roll up your jeans, hop in a harvest bin, and start stomping!  Lend them a foot to help them create their 2016 Rosé!

Have a grape stomping, wine tasting good time in the Yakima Valley this harvest!