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Archive for the Washington Wine Country Category


Date Posted - 02/25/2015

Zoom Zoom the Blooms

Zoom Zoom the Blooms

Plan your visit the Yakima Valley in the spring. Enjoy acres of apple, cherry, peach, pear orchards in bloom driving along scenic country roads. Begin your drive with a stop at the Yakima Area Arboretum. Tour the grounds interesting vignette’s, from a rose garden to a Japanese garden, surrounded by beautifully landscaped areas adjacent to the Yakima Greenway Path. The Yakima Arboretum gift shop is filled with unique gifts, gardeners will appreciate.…Read More. #spirits and hops trail


Date Posted - 03/23/2016

Tips for Spring Barrel Tasting

Tips for Spring Barrel Tasting

Are you ready for spring?  Yakima Valley's wineries sure are!  It's time for Spring Barrel weekend, a beautiful time of year when the blossoms are in bloom and our local wineries open their doors to showcase their new vintages.  We've put together some tips and advice to make sure you get the most out of this fantastic weekend in the Yakima Valley!…Read More. #spring barrel #spring barrel tasting #wine country #wine tasting


Date Posted - 04/15/2015

Get the jump on Spring Barrel Tasting!

Get the jump on Spring Barrel Tasting!

This weekend the wineries preview new releases before the big Spring Barrel Tasting celebration on April 24-26. The wineries are less crowded, offering more relaxed opportunities to talk to the winemakers about their wines and taste straight from the barrels. There are wineries all along the Yakima Valley participating in the Spring Barrel preview of new releases.…Read More. #spring barrel tasting


Date Posted - 04/21/2015

What happens during Spring Barrel Tasting weekend?

What happens during Spring Barrel Tasting weekend?

Inquiring minds want to know, what happens during Spring Barrel Weekend? Lots of tasting of new wines right from the barrel, discounts on wine, wine paired with small bites, opportunities to hear from the winemakers.…Read More. #spring barrel tasting


Date Posted - 05/12/2015

Kickin' off Festival Season!

Kickin' off Festival Season!

Plan to visit during one of the many festivals in the Yakima Valley. Celebrate the local brews, wines and cuisine, while enjoying Americana, Blues, Folk and more. Below is a listing of the festivals celebrating live music and craft beverages in the Yakima Valley, for a full listing of all the music events…Read More. # live music #festival


Date Posted - 06/03/2015

NEW! Wine Country Concert Series

NEW! Wine Country Concert Series

Anytime you plan on visiting wine country you can count on finding live music to pair with your fine wines. Enjoy the sunshine during the day and the sunsets during the evening concerts. Relax at Gilbert Cellars or J. Bell Cellars summer concerts or reserve your place at one of the monthly Milbrandt Winery Patio Parties. Below is a list of these scheduled winery concerts and performers…Read More. ##wine country concerts #concerts #live music


Date Posted - 06/03/2015

School's Out for Summer!

School's Out for Summer!

Time for fun with the family. Visit U-pick farms in the Yakima Valley! Experience picking fresh fruit off the tree. Learn about growing cherries at the free self guided tour through a cherry orchard. Celebrate the fruit harvests of strawberries, cherries, peaches, apples and more. Pet farm animals, take a historic Trolley ride, visit a family friendly festival in a park with free museum admission or float down a river. There are lots of fun things to do with the kids this summer.…Read More. ##folklife #yakima valley museum ##winery ##yakima river #u-pick #fruit #festivals #trolley


Date Posted - 01/18/2015

In Pursuit of Port

In Pursuit of Port

Relax in front of the fireplace on a winter evening with a glass of port. Pair with a decadent chocolate dessert for an after dinner treat. Listed below are the Port Wines of the Yakima Valley. Visit the Yakima Valley during Red Wine & Chocolate Weekend, February 14 – 16, 2015. Enjoy red wines paired with chocolate delicacies and pick up a bottle of port for a special occasion or a special someone.…Read More. #red wine #red wine and chocolate


Date Posted - 07/20/2015

The Yakima Valley - Winery Central!

The Yakima Valley - Winery Central!

There are nearly 100 wineries in the Yakima Valley. Known as the birthplace of the Washington wine industry, Prosser has more than 30 wineries to visit. Stay the night at The Best Western Horse Heaven Hills because of its choice location, within walking distance of the dozen wineries of Vintners Village. Wineries such as Airfield Estates, Thurston Wolfe Winery LLC., McKinley Springs, Milbrandt Vineyards and more.  There is winery restaurant located in Vintners Village, live music in the evening and small plates to pair with wine. See the list below for those live music events.…Read More. #wineries #wineevents #accomodations #prosser


Date Posted - 10/07/2015

Catch the Crush in the Yakima Valley