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Washington Wine Country
Calendar of Events
(Last updated: 08/25/2014 )

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CHOOSE A WASHINGTON WINE REGION
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Puget Sound/Seattle Area     Woodinville

Yakima Valley & Rattlesnake Hills      Red Mountain     Horse Heaven Hills

Tri Cities/Columbia Valley        Walla Walla Valley  

Columbia Gorge        Spokane Area       North & Central Washington      

Chelan Valley Wine Region      Ancient Lakes of the Columbia

Southwest Washington

Wine Events Outside Northwest Wine-Regions

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Yakima Valley, Rattlesnake Hills, Red Mountain,
Snipes Mountain and Naches Heights AVAs
Wine-Country Events

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Date

Event

Location

Sat
Aug 23
Noon
Kestrel Gourmet Thrown Down.  Come on and enjoy your choice of 5 gourmet burgers with grilled corn and dessert while listening to live music.  There will be additional side dishes, wine and beer available for purchase as well.  Reservations recommended by calling 509-786-2675. Kestrel Vintners
2890 Lee Road
Prosser, WA
Sat
Aug 23
6 – 10 pm
Rattlesnake Hills Passport Party.  Wine and dine with the winemakers of the Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail, dance under the stars, and enjoy the beauty of an evening in wine country.  Join the 13 wineries in the Rattlesnake Hills as they celebrate their 9th annual Snake in the Glass passport party.  Heavy style appetizers will be served to pair with some of their award winning wines, enjoy live music from Wayman Chapman and of course the company of winemakers, grape growers and wine lovers!.  Cost is $35 per person, click HERE to purchase tickets online.  For additional information call 509-314-1850. Maison de Padgett
2231 Roza Dr.
Zillah, WA
Sat
Aug 23
11 am – 5 pm
Who Done It? Wine Drive.  Tri Cities Crime Stoppers presents the “Who Done It? Drive” starting at Terra Blanca Winery in Benton City and concluding at the Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center in Prosser Washington.  There will be two routes to pick from this year; one featuring wineries in the Benton City/Red Mountain area and the other Prosser area wineries (including Alexandria Nicole Winery).

Participants will stop at designated wineries for sampling and picking up clues to the “crime”.  Solving the crime enters you to win a 27 bottle wine fridge stocked with local wines.  You can make the trip on one of their busses or in your own vehicle, but you must have a designated driver.  Each participant will receive an event wine glass, light food service, and a chance to win the grand prize. 

Live music provided by Dave and Scott, food, a Silent Auction and a 50/50 raffle await you in Prosser at the Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center.
Groups wishing to be on the same route and bus should call us at 509-551-6106 to discuss arrangements.  Tickets are $35, $10 designated driver, or $55 includes registration and bus transportation.
Participating Red Mountain and Yakima Valley Wineries
Sat
Aug 30
6 – 9 pm
Alexandria Nicole Cellars Winemaker Dinner at Barn Steakhouse.  Alexandria Nicole is excited to be part of the Rotating Cork Winemaker dinner series at the Barn Steakhouse in Prosser.  You will enjoy a five course dinner paired with their wines in the heart of wine country.  Contact The Barn for reservations at 509-786-1131. Barn Steakhouse
490 Wine Country Rd.
Prosser, WA
Sat & Sun
Sep 6 & 7
Sat 4 – 6 pm
Sun 11 am – 6 pm
5th Annual Tree Top Skewered Apple BBQ Championship.  National competitors take on local barbeque masters for a $10,000 grand prize—the largest purse in the Northwest—at the 5th Annual Tree Top Skewered Apple Barbeque Championship.

Enjoy the competitive environment of a national BBQ championship, with food demos, activities, live entertainment, food vendors, beer and wine.  Ticket Prices: One Day $10, Weekend Pass $15, Children $5/day, and Children under 5 free.  Proceeds benefit the Children’s Under Ground at Yakima Valley Museum.  For additional information call 509-965-1780.
Tree Top in Selah
220 E 2nd Ave
Selah, WA
Sat
Sep 20
 
Frichette Fest - One Year Anniversary Celebration.  Join us in celebrating our 1st anniversary open on Red Mountain! Live music, food, and of course fine Washington wine. Wine available for purchase. Price: $45.00 + tax. Purchase online.  Pick up at Frichette Winery Tasting Room.  For more information, call 509-426-3227 Frichette Winery
39412 N Sunset Benton City, WA 
Sat & Sun
Sep 27 & 28
Times TBA
Apple Valley Kiwanis Wine Country Trek.  The Prosser Kiwanis Wine Country Trek, held in conjunction with the Prosser Balloon Rally Weekend, is the original Wine Country Trek.  This year sports a great new route beginning and ending in Prosser, Washington – the heart of wine country. The route roams through Yakima Valley past wineries, vineyards, cherry and apple orchards.

You will leave Prosser Saturday morning and enjoy a pleasant ride along the Yakima River.  Then turn north and pedal past vineyards and orchards with stops for great snacks and lunch at a local winery.  After lunch coast back into Prosser and enjoy tasting wine at local wineries. In the evening you will be treated to a wonderful prime rib and salmon dinner provided by the local Knights of Columbus paired with local award winning wines.

After dinner you will have the choice of attending the Balloon Rally “Night Glow” or participate in some of Prosser’s Harvest Festival doings.  Early Sunday morning you will have the opportunity to watch the balloons take off for their morning flight.  After breakfast, you will leave Prosser and head east through more beautiful farm country.  Again, the rest stop snacks are tasty and plentiful.  Riders enjoy lunch at a local winery and then back to Prosser for showers and departure.  For more information call 509-786-8973 or e-mail info@kiwaniswinecountrytrek.com.
Prosser, WA
Sat - Mon
Sept 27 - 29
Sunrise (balloon launch)
The Great Prosser Balloon Rally.  Hot air balloons take to the sky at The Great Prosser Balloon Rally.  Balloon Pilots from all over the Northwestern United States will converge on Prosser Washington to participate in The 24th Annual Great Prosser Balloon Rally.  Spectators are encouraged to arrive early (about 6:15 a.m.) at the Prosser Airport to watch the pilots prepare the giant balloons. Some lucky spectators are even asked to assist the balloon pilots inflate, chase, and recover the Hot-Air-Balloons.  Parking and Admission are free.

Come for a weekend full of family activities including the Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Launches, Night Glow, Harvest Festival, Farmers Market, and the Caren Mercer-Andreason Street Painting Festival.  While in Prosser visit the local wineries and restaurants.
Prosser Washington Airport
Sat
Sep 27
10 am – 5 pm
Red Mountain AVA Alliance Block Party 2013.  Spend A Perfect Saturday In September On Red Mountain.  First visit the event tent and receive a map, then drive to the regions wineries on a self guided tour. Certain venues have specialized tastings with a limited number of participants that can be accommodated; if you arrive and a tour or tasting is full, you may have to wait until the next tour or tasting begins. Click HERE to purchase tickets online. Start at:
55404 N. Sunset Rd.
Benton City, WA
Sat
Sep 27
9 am - Noon
Heritage Garden Practicum at Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center.  Benton Conservation District invites everyone to a free Heritage Garden event "Designing & Implementing a Heritage Garden".  Workshop highlights include step by step instruction on how to create a Heritage Garden, the opportunity to work individually or in small groups to create a design for phase 2 of the Clore Center's Heritage Garden and the opportunity to assist in implementing phase 1 of the Clore Center's Heritage Garden.  Bring your thinking cap and your gardening gloves!  Registration deadline is Sep.12, but workshop space fills quickly so advanced registration is encouraged.  Register online or call 509-736-6000 for more information. Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center
2140A Wine Country Road
Prosser, WA
Fri
Oct 10
7 pm
Winemaker Dinner at Airfield Estates Winery.  Enjoy the bounty that the Yakima Valley has to offer with Winemaker Marcus Miller for a special multi-course dinner paired with Airfield wines.  Cost is $85 (15% Wine Club Discount) and advanced registration required. Space is limited.  Call 509-786-7401 for additional information. Airfield Estates Winery
560 Merlot Drive
Prosser, WA
 
Sat
Oct 11
10 am (Race check in)
11 am (Race starts)
5K Vineyard Run at Airfield Estates Winery.  Airfield's 5K Vineyard Run is a great event for the whole family! Runners, walkers, children, and well-behaved dogs are welcome to join Airfield Estates Winery at their beautiful estate vineyard for this 5K run/walk.  The undulating course is great for serious runners & the grape tasting along the course makes it entertaining for the wine enthusiast! Prizes are awarded to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place for the following divisions: Men, Women, Youth, Dogs, & Best Costume.  Registration Fee: $25 in advance by Oct. 1st (includes complimentary t-shirt) or $25 onsite (t-shirt not included).  Call 509-786-7401 for additional information. Airfield Estates Vineyard
2571 Harrison Road
Sunnyside, WA
Sat
Oct 11
2 – 5 pm
Grape Stomp at Airfield Estates Winery.  Help Airfield Estates Winery celebrate the harvest season with their annual Grape Stomp!  If you have never felt 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 a foot to help create the 2014 Ruby Rosť. Cost: $25 (includes 2 complimentary glasses of wine) with 15% off for Wine Club Members.  Space is limited.  Lunch options will be made available at $10 per offering (burgers, crab cakes or Southwest salad options).  Call 509-786-7401 for additional information. Airfield Estates Winery
560 Merlot Drive
Prosser, WA
Sat & Sun
Oct 11 & 12
Time Vary By Winery
Catch the Crush.  Yakima and Tri Cities wineries celebrate the harvest at the Annual Catch the Crush event. Each winery (including Kestrel Vintners) offers its own celebratory events, including grape stomps, harvest and crush activities, tours, free-run juice, hors d'oeuvres, live music, and of course wine tasting.

Purchase your PREMIER PASS and enjoy exclusive benefits available only during this event weekend.  PREMIER PASS holders will be able to experience a variety of specialty Catch the Crush pairings, library tastings, and tours not available to the public.

Don’t forget a jacket, a good pair of shoes as well as your favorite tasting glass.  Wineries can't provide enough glasses during event weekends so please bring one from home or purchase one at your first stop.  Make sure to bring your photo I.D. and a designated driver!   For more information call 509-965-5201 or e-mail wineyakimavalley2@msn.com.
Yakima Valley Wineries
Sun
Oct 18
6:00 pm
HalloWINE Southern Cuisine Dinner.  Frichette Winery brings the south to you for this sensational soul-food dinner event.  Price: $65.00 + tax.  Purchase online.  Pick up at Frichette Winery Tasting Room.  For more information, call 509-426-3227. Frichette Winery
39412 N Sunset Benton City, WA 
Sat & Sun
Oct 25 & 26
11 am – 5 pm
 
Autumn Release Tastings at Alexandria Nicole Cellars.  Summer brings great wines and Alexandria Nicole Cellars will be offering their best.

 
Alexandria Nicole Cellars Prosser Tasting Room
2880 Lee Rd, Suite D
Prosser, WA
Fri & Sat
Nov 28 & 29
Times vary by winery
Wine Country Thanksgiving.  More than 50 Yakima Valley and 13 Rattlesnake Hills wineries will debut their new releases paired with Fall cuisine during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.  Savor this Yakima Valley and Rattlesnake Valley tradition on the day after Thanksgiving and through the weekend with a beautiful scenic drive to Washington wine country.  Learn from the winemakers and chefs why particular Yakima Valley wines pair well with the sauces, seasonings and flavors of the traditional Thanksgiving culinary delights.  Join the winemakers for a memorable Thanksgiving in Wine Country weekend. Yakima Valley Wineries
Ongoing Events in the Yakima Valley

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Daily
11 am – 5 pm
Alexandria Nicole Cellars Prosser Tasting Room Alexandria Nicole Cellars is dedicated to producing small lots of hand-crafted wine from their own Destiny Ridge Estate Vineyard.  Their 267 acre estate vineyard is located high above the bluffs on the Columbia River, near the town of Paterson, Washington where their grapes thrive in the soils and climatic conditions of the Horse Heaven Hills. Daily tastings at Alexandria Nicole Cellars Prosser Tasting Room. For additional information call 509-786-3497. Alexandria Nicole Cellars Prosser Tasting Room
2880 Lee Rd, Suite D
Prosser, WA
Daily
Noon - 5 pm
Kestrel Vintners Prosser Tasting Room.  Enjoy wine tastings and purchase gifts at the Kestrel Vintners Prosser Tasting Room. Picnic and group facilities available. Bus groups and tours by appointment only. For more information call 509-786-2675 or e-mail winery@kestrelwines.com. Kestrel Vintners
2890 Lee Road
Prosser, WA
3rd Friday of Month
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday Night Bites and Flights and Simple Supper. No reservation needed! Kestrel Vintners and Exit #82 Wineries Enjoy Kestrel Wines by the glass or by the flight while relaxing in our beautiful Grotto, enjoying tasty morsels created in our newly remodeled chef's kitchen along with an extensive selection of specialty cheeses and salamis. Menus and pricing vary according to items and wines purchased. A complete menu is available at the winery or online. There is no cost to attend and reservations are not necessary; first come, first served. Kestrel Vintners
2890 Lee Road
Prosser, WA
Sat
(April 5 – Nov 1)
Noon
Terra Blanca Estate Vineyard Tour & Hike (Red Mountain).   Meet the 2014 vintage in its infancy and follow it to harvest with guided walks through Terra Blanca’s estate vineyards.  The guided walk will showcase how grapes progress from vine to bottle.  Go behind-the-scenes to see the estate vineyard and learn about the barrel caves – the oldest and largest caves in Washington.  Tour content changes from season to season and groups are limited to 16 people per tour.  Tours cost $15, please call 509-588-6082 ext. 104 or email events@terrablanca.com for reservations. Terra Blanca Estate
34715 N. DeMoss Road
Benton City, WA
First Friday of Each Month First Fridays.  The first Friday of every month, many downtown Yakima businesses have wine tastings and live music, as well as other special events.  For a complete list of participating businesses click HERE.

Various downtown businesses

Yakima

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Horse Heaven Hills Wine-Region Events

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Date

Event

Location

Sat
Sep 13
11 am – 5 pm
Harvest Party at Alexandria Nicole Cellars Destiny Ridge Vineyard.  Celebrate the Harvest with Alexandria Nicole Cellars at their Destiny Ridge Vineyard. Alexandria Nicole Cellars
Destiny Ridge Vineyard

158422 W. Sonova Rd.
Prosser, WA
Sat
Oct 11
11 am – 5 pm
Ed & Glenn’s Excellent Adventure at Alexandria Nicole Cellars Destiny Ridge Vineyard.  An annual event when Ed and Glenn offer surprises and great Alexandria Nicole Cellars wines at their Destiny Ridge Vineyard. Alexandria Nicole Cellars
Destiny Ridge Vineyard

158422 W. Sonova Rd.
Prosser, WA
Ongoing Events in the Horse Heaven Hills

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Featured Walla Walla Wine Country Events

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Date

Event

Location

Fri- Sun
Aug 22 – 25
Fri 6 – 10 pm
Sat & Sun 11 am – 4 pm
Sun Brunch 10 am
Dunham Days!   Join Dunham Cellars for the 5th annual Dunham Days in Walla Walla!  They are hosting a full weekend of memorable events to celebrate harvest including live music, food including a wood fired brick oven, art by Montana artist Lee Proctor (metal and glass pieces) and wine by the bottle or glass.  No charge for this day though food and wine available for purchase.  $10 tasting fee refundable with $25 wine purchase, no charge for Wine Club Members.  On Sunday only they will offer a delicious brunch ($20 per person).  RSVP by clicking HERE. For more information call 509-529-4685. Dunham Cellars
150 E Boeing Ave
Walla Walla, WA
Fri - Sun
Aug 22 – 24
Fri 6:30 – 11 pm
Sat 7 – 10 pm
Sun 11 am – 1 pm
Jazz & Wine Among Friends.  A benefit for Friends of Children of Walla Walla, a non-profit mentoring organization that helps children in the Walla Walla Valley engage in safe, youth-focused friendships with adults.  The festival features live concerts, regional wines and food. Downtown Walla Walla, WA
Fri
Sep 5
5 pm
33rd Annual Walla Walla Valley Wine and Dine.  This annual event will whisk you away to one of five locations for a fabulous dinner with a winemaker, chef and host at fabulous location (of their choice).  Only 100 folks will be at this Winemakers Dinner and Dessert Party!  At 8 pm once again you will be whisked back to the Charles Smith Tasting room for a fabulous dessert party!  For more information call 509-526-5230.  To purchase tickets click HERE. Charles Smith Wines
35 South Spokane Street
Walla Walla, WA
Sat
Sep 20
5:30 pm
Harvest Winemaker Dinner with Dunham Cellars.  Join the Winemaking Team for dinner at Dunham Cellars. They will start with a tour of their winery, which is located in an old WWII airplane hangar.  Then enjoy an elegant 5-course meal prepared by guest chef Lisa Dupar of Dupar and Company and Pomegranate Bistro and paired with their award-winning wines.  This is sure to be a night to remember for all who attend! $135/$125 for Wine Club, includes meal, wine, tax, and gratuity.  For additional information call 509-529-4685 or e-mail cheryl@dunhamcellars.com. Dunham Cellars
150 E Boeing Ave
Walla Walla, WA
Sat
Sep 27
Noon – 2 pm
Harvest Lunch and Crush at Dunham Cellars.  Join the Winemaking Team for lunch at Dunham Cellars. They will start with a tour of their winery, which is located in a WWII airplane hangar.  Then enjoy a casual lunch paired with their award-winning wines and the chance to see 'crush' in action! $65/$60 for Wine Club, includes meal, wine, tax, and gratuity.  For additional information call 509-529-4685 or e-mail cheryl@dunhamcellars.com. Dunham Cellars
150 E Boeing Ave
Walla Walla, WA

 

Sat
Oct 11
Noon – 2 pm
Harvest Lunch and Crush at Dunham Cellars.  Join the Winemaking Team for lunch at Dunham Cellars. They will start with a tour of their winery, which is located in a WWII airplane hangar. Then enjoy a casual lunch paired with their award-winning wines and the chance to see 'crush' in action! $65/$60 for Wine Club, includes meal, wine, tax, and gratuity. For additional information call 509-529-4685 or e-mail cheryl@dunhamcellars.com. Dunham Cellars
150 E Boeing Ave
Walla Walla, WA

 

Sat
Oct 18
5:30 pm
Harvest Winemaker Dinner with Dunham Cellars.  Join the Winemaking Team for dinner at Dunham Cellars. They will start with a tour of their winery, which is located in an old WWII airplane hangar.  Then enjoy an elegant 5-course meal prepared by guest chef Andrae Bopp of Andrae's Kitchen and La Porte Brune and paired with their award-winning wines.  This is sure to be a night to remember for all who attend! $135/$125 for Wine Club, includes meal, wine, tax, and gratuity.  For additional information call 509-529-4685 or e-mail cheryl@dunhamcellars.com. Dunham Cellars
150 E Boeing Ave
Walla Walla, WA
Fri - Sun
Nov 7 – 9
Times vary by winery
Fall Release Weekend.  Cellar doors are opening this time of year and new releases are available for tasting.  Mapping out a fun weekend adventure touring the wineries is a great fall tradition. In addition, the Valley embraces the cooler weather with winemaker dinners, live music, art festivals and many more activities.  Walla Walla Fall Release weekend is an exciting time to savor the refreshing, brisk fall in the Valley. Walla Walla Wineries Map
Sat
Nov 8
5:30 pm
Harvest Winemaker Dinner with Dunham Cellars.  Join the Winemaking Team for dinner at Dunham Cellars.  They will start with a tour of their winery, which is located in an old WWII airplane hangar.  Then enjoy an elegant 5-course meal paired with our award-winning wines.  This is sure to be a night to remember for all who attend! $135/$125 for Wine Club, includes meal, wine, tax, and gratuity. For additional information call 509-529-4685 or e-mail cheryl@dunhamcellars.com. Dunham Cellars
150 E Boeing Ave
Walla Walla, WA

 

Fri - Sun
Dec 5 - 7
Times vary by winery
Holiday Barrel Tasting.  This annual event held the first full weekend of December is certain to inspire your holiday spirit. Amidst the festive atmosphere of the season, winemakers and cellar staff provide samples of the future releases straight from the barrel.  New releases offered include the barrel samples from the prior year’s event.  In the true spirit of the Valley, each winery participates in its own unique way offering a variety of events including art, music and more. Walla Walla Wineries Map
Ongoing Events in Walla Walla Wine Country

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CHOOSE A WASHINGTON WINE REGION
or  CLICK ON THE MAP ABOVE

Puget Sound/Seattle Area     Woodinville

Yakima Valley & Rattlesnake Hills      Red Mountain     Horse Heaven Hills

Tri Cities/Columbia Valley        Walla Walla Valley  

Columbia Gorge        Spokane Area

North Central Washington & Chelan Valley Wine Region

Southwest Washington

Wine Events Outside Northwest Wine-Regions

 

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