Sip and savor where Washington wine was born! The Yakima Valley is where you find award-winning wines, warm welcomes and vineyard views. Wine tasting in this corner of the world is a unique experience where anyone can feel comfortable. So come as you are and raise a glass or two where Washington wine was born.
Spring Barrel Tasting
Spring Barrel Tasting kicks off the season in Yakima Valley Wine Country! Primarily the last weekend in April, wineries open their doors for a signature wine country event. Many makers pull tastes straight from the barrel, giving you a sneak peek at how they may mature. Be the judge as you sample the next great vintage! Will you find a future award winner? Many wineries offer other special tasting and educational experiences, and you’ll find springtime specials and savings. Check the Yakima Valley Spring Barrel event page often, as wineries will continue to add their special events to the lineup over the coming weeks.
Take a Tasting Tour
So, what’s the best way to take in those springtime vineyard views on your wine tasting trip?
The Little Hopper — We all know and love the Little Hopper as Yakima Valley’s craft beer bus, but they recently launched their Grapevine Wine Tours. With the same comfortable ride and knowledgeable, entertaining guides, you can sit back and enjoy. Book your spot on one of their curated weekend wine tours or schedule private tours with the itinerary of your choice.
Red Mountain Trails — How about a horseback wine tasting tour through the vineyards. Book your spot for a horseback, wagon ride or guided bicycle tour and then linger on their lovely pavilion or around the fire pit with a wine flight and s’mores kit. Say hi to the goats and take home artisan goods from the shop.
e-Bike Tours — The folks at Kickstand Tours are ready to take you on an expertly led e-bike tasting tour. Their comfortable bikes make for an easy ride through beautiful wine country with at least three Zillah/Rattlesnake Hills, Prosser or Red Mountain winery stops. If you don’t find a pre-scheduled tour that fits, they’re happy to plan private tours for your group.
Elite Tours — For group beer and wine tasting tours, Elite Tours offers the amenities of home, including a bathroom, wet bar, refrigerator, kitchenette and five couches so you can stretch out and enjoy your tour.