Spring barrel Is Almost Here
Spring Barrel tasting is your chance to get a jump on tasting and purchasing some of the best wines in wine country. A visit to the Valley on this weekend will allow you to sample yet-unfinished wines from the barrel. Barrel Barrel Tasting allows tasters a sneak preview of upcoming vintages from their favorite wineries. This special weekend in the Yakima Valley features winemakers and cellar staff who are on hand to share insights and answer questions on the winemaking process. Many of the 40 participating wineries make special efforts to enhance the wine tasting experience by adding delicious cheeses, sauces, salsas, and even desserts to the mix along with Upgrade your Yakima Valley wine tasting experience with a Wine Yakima Valley Premier Pass. On-line Pass sales will be discontinued April 15, 2012. Passes are non-refundable. source: Wine Yakima valley
Agate Field Winery
Agate Field Winery Premier Pass holders will be invited to join us in our bottling room where you will be treated to free tasting of our premium wines, including our new release 2008 Drifter Merlot and of our new blend wine waiting to be bottled, paired with our specialty appetizers and our homemade dark chocolate brownies. We will also be offering up to a 20% discounts on all wines.
Join Airfield Estates during Spring Barrel for a spectacular tasting experience. Sample some of our favorite wines for spring and summer, get a sneak peak at upcoming wines still in barrel and take advantage of case specials. The $5 tasting fee is waived for Premier Pass holders.
AntoLin Cellars Welcome to the grand opening of our new tasting room located at our winery! Be the first to be welcomed through our doors to see our dream come true! You will have the opportunity to taste our expressive wines straight out of the barrel as well as from our newly released reds and whites. The $5 refundable for purchase tasting fee will be waived for Premier Pass holders. Also take advantage of our case discounts.
Chandler Reach Winery
Chandler Reach Winery is excited to offer you our best in the barrel and the bottle! Try our newly released wines and taste upcoming vintages from the barrel. Enjoy live music Saturday and Sunday afternoons while snacking on gourmet flatbreads available for purchase. Spring Barrel Specials offered this weekend ONLY! $5.00 event fee waived for Premier Pass Holders and Villa Club Members. Logo glasses available for purchase. 11-5 Friday-Sunday
Claar Cellars It's that time of year again, come try your palette and your luck at our Mystery Barrel. Come taste out of the barrel Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and see if you can figure out what varietal it is. We will draw one name from the correct guesses Sunday night and that lucky taster will win a mixed case of wine. If mystery isn't your thing, come join our Winemaker in the Premium Pass area Saturday or Sunday and grab a snack, taste a selection of unreleased wine and chat with the owners.
Desert Wind Winery
Desert Wind Winery Friday-Sunday Barrel Samples for Premier Pass Holders in the Winery. Sister’s Patisserie will also be there, pairing sweet bites with our wines. $5 per person fee for non-Premier Pass holders in the tasting room. Five-course dinner on Friday night, (menu already set).
Don’t miss Gamache Vintners on your 2012 Spring Barrel Tour! There will be $5 non-refundable tasting fee to sample our award winning wines. For an additional $5 you can also enjoy our exclusive barrel tasting with owners Bob and Roger Gamache. These fees are waived for Premier Pass holders and Wine Club members. Save 10 % when you spend $50 or more in our tasting room. Garcia’s famous Mexican food will be available for purchase- you won’t want to miss out on this food! Enjoy all of this while you relax on the patio with a glass of Gamache wine. Cookie Lee jewelry will also be onsite. Open daily 10-5.
Goose Ridge Estate Winery
Join Goose Ridge Estate Winery for a weekend of fun, food and wine. Guests will get to visit with our wine makers and barrel sample some of our special upcoming vintages. We will be joined by Frost Me Sweet Bakery with some of their decadent creations. Test your luck by putting you name in for giveaways throughout the weekend. Goose Ridge Estate Winery will be featuring weekend only wine specials. Premier Pass holders will receive complimentary tastings and a 10% savings on all regular priced wines
Kana Winery Barrel samples of incredible 2009 and/or 2010 “Old Vine” Lemberger, Reserve Syrah, and Tempranillo, all from the Yakima Valley, matched to samples cuisine made with spring-time seasonally fresh local ingredients matched to these varietals. Outdoor seating right outside our door, next to the Millennium Plaza, weather permitting, right in the heart of downtown Yakima. In the evening after 5PM the lights go down and we change gears for live unplugged-acoustic folk-rock and blues guitar music and wine-by-the glass or bottle along with appetizers.
Kiona Winery would like to introduce CYCLOPS a Rhone blend produced entirely from Red Mountain grapes. It was created for our wine club members and has just been released to the public. Try a taste with Ann William’s handmade chocolate. Stroll through Kiona’s art gallery and meet local artists John Clement and Ted Neth. Barrel tasting tours will be every half hour by our wine makers and owners. Tasting room event weekend hours 10am to 5pm. All Busses must have a reservation for this weekend.
Masset Winery will be offering barrel samples of our “le Vigne de Marcoux” vineyard Syrah, to compare with our new release Syrah from the same vineyard. Special premier pass discounts including a half price case special and other discounts as well. In addition, tasting fees will be waived with your pass. Custom etched Masset Winery glasses available too. If you're looking for lunch a crisp Caeser Salad with grilled chicken will be available for you to enjoy on our patio by the waterfall. Debbie “The Pretzel Lady” will be on hand offering samples and bags of her world famous pretzels also.
Last Spring Barrel Taste for Oakwood Cellars. Celebrating its 27th Anniversary. 11 to 5pm The perfect time of year to indulge your taste buds in the Yakima Valley and experience spring at its finest with unique premium Washington wines from Oakwood Cellars, music, cigars, gourmet foods and ore! Outside alcohol is NOT allowed on the Oakwood premises. Enjoy sampling our bottled wines, some new releases like Tigger Boots Estate Riesling or Lemberger. Gourmet cuisine will be catered on the patio. Sat 11-4pm. RBMC JAZZ Performing on Sat.12-4. The Educated Cigar Fine Cigars & Accessories Sat & Sun. If you are a Premier Pass holder at Oakwood you will receive a 30% off a case of wine or 15% on a half case (regular prices).Or Visit the Winery for great wines and other great discounts!
Paradisos del Sol
Paradisos del Sol What to do, what to do? It is hard to come up with a new idea that I haven't done over the past 30 or more times I have presented these mini lectures. What interesting, fun, educational, comparative, tasting lurks in the barrel cave? Well, until it warms up in April, we won't find it. Will it be one wine – two yeasts, one juice – two wines? Hmm, that's the ticket. Dry Riesling – Angelica R (for Riesling), two extremes that began as one juice. A demonstration that sweetness in the realm of the wine maker not the grape. I think that should be at the top of the list of potentialities for Spring Barrel Tasting. We also offer an eight-course micro-mini meal, nothing elaborate, just eight tiny bites of food to go with our eight different wines. Sip, Sip, Bite, Sip! We start off with a dab of Mushroom Paté and our Rosé Paradiso, followed by a sliver of Brie cheese for the Oyster White, and a bit of Sushi Rice as an accompaniment to our Riesling. Next are our reds—with the new release of our Under 10 Buck Red we are serving Daddy's Mac-N-Cheese. Paradisos Red is our pizza wine; we would love to have pizza, but it just doesn't seem to work as a small-bite option, who can eat just one bite? So instead, we have a Bean in Adobo Sauce. This is followed by our ever famous Bleu Cheese Dip with the Cabernet Sauvignon. And now we are ready for dessert, two of them! With the Zort, we have a sliver of Truffles Paradisos (handmade French-style chocolate truffles flavored with Grains of Paradise and raspberries). We suggest you melt this in your mouth rather than bite. Last, but not least, is our Angelica MRS. We have a skosh of pumpkin custard to go with that. We know it is hard to choose which wineries to visit, we hope you come to visit us. Premier Pass holders receive 10% off your purchase of 2 or more bottles;
Southard Winery will be open from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during Spring Barrel Tasting. And oh, how there will be barrel tasting! Visitors will have the opportunity to experience the 2011 Zinfandel Project, a wine created by friends Scott Southard, Ben Grossman, and Tedd Wildman. Mr. Wildman, part-owner of StoneTree Vineyard and viticultural badass, will be on hand to conduct barrel tasting and answer your questions, as will Mr. Southard. It should be noted that both men like to wear beards. Mr. Grossman may be on hand as well. He is very good at answering questions but is not at all likely to be wearing a beard. Current releases will be available for tasting and purchase. A $10 tasting fee will be waived for Premier Pass-holders.
Join us for our annual celebration of Spring at Steppe Cellars! Try wine from the barrel and talk with the folks who help bring it to you! Bring a lunch to enjoy in our scenic picnic grounds, or let our caterer prepare you one. Premier Pass holders will have the reserve tasting fee waived. We will be hosting two winemaker's dinners. One Saturday April 28th and another during the pre-barrel celebration the Saturday before. Both dinners will be a multi-course meal, paired with two wines for each course. This allows diners to explore how the tastes and aromas of different wines are enhanced by the different elements of each food course. The dinner and guided wine pairing start at 6:30 April 21 and April 28. Limited number of tickets available.
waives the tasting fees on our regular wines for Premiere Pass holders. Enjoy a barrel sample of our Viognier. We will also offer our 2007 Malbec, 2006 Petit Verdot on special at 2 for $50. Come pull up a bar stool and enjoy the magic of Tanjuli Winery.
Tapteil Vineyard Winery will compare the effects of oak barrel aging on our estate wine, we will also release our 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon. A $5 tasting fee will be waived for Premier Pass holders. Heirloom quality barrel furniture by Stan Gracie will be featured in the tasting room. Gourmet imported olive oil and balsamic vinegar are available for tasting. Enjoy the sweeping views from this notable Red Mountain vineyard.
Terra Blanca Winery
Terra Blanca Winery is waiving the $5 refundable tasting fee for Premier Pass holders and offering a Spring Barrel exclusive gift of 15% off the purchase of 3 or more bottles of wine. Enjoy Spring Barrel at Terra Blanca open late Friday night for Café Orsa, cuisine by Twigs Bistro with live music. Additional weekend specials: Arch Terrace case special for $120, and a Signature Series case special for $199. Bring your own glass or purchase one for $5. Offers may not be combined.
Come visit Thurston Wolfe the 2012 Northwest Winery Of the Year. Dr. Wade Wolfe will be tasting the 2010 Cabernet Sauvgion out of the barrel from McKinley Springs and Destiny Ridge vineyards. Hours: Sat and Sun 11-4pm. Premier Pass only, the winery will be ope to the first 400 people. The winery will be tasting the new vintage releases of the PGV,Petite Sirah, Spainard and Sweet Rebecca. Discounts on select wines.
Two Mountain Winery
Join Two Mountain Winery for Spring Barrel Tasting 2012. Back by popular demand, Mariono’s Tacos! Listen to live music in the afternoon while tasting Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon straight out of the barrel. Premier Pass holders will receive complimentary reserve tastings.
Yakima Valley Vintners
Yakima Valley Vintners Student winemakers will be providing complimentary facility tours with educational stations featuring the difference decanting makes, food and wine pairings and a Carmenere barrel tasting. Passport holders will receive a complimentary reserve tasting. All guests will receive a 20% discount on case purchases.
Wilridge Winery & Vineyard
Wilridge Winery & Vineyard Please join us to celebrate Washington State’s newest American Viticultural Area: Naches Heights. Premier Pass holders will be treated to a complimentary tasting of new wines releases from Naches Heights including the first public tasting of Wilridge’s 2010 Estate Nebbiolo, Barbera, and Zweigelt and 2011 Estate Red and White Dessert wines. Bring your walking shoes to enjoy a stroll in the organic and biodynamic vineyards or a hike in the neighboring Cowiche Canyon Nature Preserve. Winemaker Paul Beveridge and Vineyard Manager Callie Bolton will be on hand to discuss the wines and explain why Naches Heights is the best place on earth to grow wine grapes!
Join the fun at Wineglass Cellars starting on the crush pad as you sample a 2011 red wine from the barrel. Chat with wood artisan, Marx Menzel, and view his display of hand crafted bowls, platters, toy trucks, and more. Inside we offer you complimentary tastings of our front line wines while reserve wines are $1/taste. Event pricing offered on select wines. Premier Pass holders will receive complimentary tastes of our wines including the reserve wines plus the extra treat of sampling an aged wine from our library. Event pricing offered on some reserve wines.