Explore the Heart of Washington Wine Country

The Tri-Cities, also known as the Heart of Washington Wine Country, provides delightful opportunities to discover why the region is one of the top wine destinations in the world. Whether you’re new to trying wine, a seasoned wine aficionado, or an overall adventurist, there’s something for every kind of traveler with more than 200 wineries within a 50-mile radius. Our blend of small-town charm with cosmopolitan amenities allows for more intimate wine experiences. 

Red Mountain/Benton City 

Red Mountain, located in neighboring Benton City, is Washington’s hottest AVA, literally and figuratively. Thanks to the warm climate, the acclaimed growing region is home to award-winning wineries and vineyards. 

One of the best features of Red Mountain and Benton City wineries is the opportunity to meet the vintners who make this wonderful place an unmatched experience. Many of the wineries are smaller and operated by the winemakers or owners who can give visitors the inside scoop on each vintage—a “must-do” for visitors who are looking for a truly authentic wine tasting experience. Speaking of an authentic experience, take your wine tasting to a new level with Red Mountain Trails, which offers trail rides on horseback and horse-drawn wagon rides that will take visitors from winery to winery.  

Prosser 

Prosser is a small agricultural community with a rich history and is often recognized as the “Birthplace of Washington Wine”¾and, luckily, it’s right outside of the Tri-Cities. Explore Vintner’s Village, a walkable destination with 10 wineries offering award-winning wine and perfectly paired bites.  

Prosser is also home to the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center. Named after Washington wine pioneer Dr. Walter Clore, the Clore Center is a unique wine tasting and education destination that showcases Washington wine’s quality and diversity by offering an in-depth taste of each wine region.  

Tri-Cities 

Enjoy the Tri-Cities’ great weather and endless sunshine with an outdoor adventure. Take advantage of the Columbia River with some Stand Up Paddleboard yoga or rent an electric (pedal-powered) bike to ride along the well-maintained riverfront paths. Make a stop at the Columbia Gardens Wine and Artisan Village in historic downtown Kennewick and enjoy an urban tasting experience at their boutique tasting rooms and wine production facilities.  

Complete your getaway with a dinner aboard a luxury yacht and cruise along the Columbia River enjoying an inspired menu featuring locally sourced ingredients and wine as you watch a spectacular Tri-Cities sunset.  

 

 

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