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Washington Wine Country
Calendar of Events
(Last updated: 02/27/2015 )
 

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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      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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Two to four weeks lead time provides best results.

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Date

Event

Location

Sat
Mar 21
Times vary by location
Appellation Celebration.  This is the Rattlesnake Hills AVA spring celebration as wineries open their doors. Rattlesnake Wineries
Sat
Mar 21
Time TBA
Kestrel Wine Maker Dinner in Prosser.  Join Kestrel as they pair their wines with a winemaker’s dinner.  For more information e-mail woodinville@kestrelwines.com  or call 509-786-2679. Kestrel Vintners
2890 Lee Road
Prosser, WA
Sat & Sun
April 18 & 19
Times vary by location
Rattlesnake Hills Spring Barrel Tasting.  Spring barrel wine tasting Rattlesnake Hills style. Rattlesnake Wineries
Fri – Sun
April 24-26
Times vary by location
Yakima Valley Spring Barrel Tasting.   Spring barrel wine tasting celebrated throughout the Yakima Valley. Yakima Valley Wineries
Sat
May 23
4 pm
Revelry on Red Mountain.  The Washington winemakers will pour their wines and donate auction items all while making a difference in the lives of children and the future of the Washington wine industry. Col Solare Winery
50207 Antonori Road
Benton City, WA
Sat
Jul 18
6 pm
Prosser's 12th Annual Art Walk & Wine Gala.  Don't miss the 12th Annual Art Walk & Wine Gala featuring artists from all over the Pacific Northwest.  The warm summer evening offers a perfect setting as 20 local wineries offer their latest vintages.  Area food vendors provide the fare while live jazz fills the air. NO one under 21 admitted.  Tickets are limited for this fun event so purchase yours early.  Tickets are $30 each and includes wine and beer tasting.  Please call 509-786-3177 for more information. 6th Street
Downtown Prosser, WA
Sat & Sun
Aug 8 & 9
2 – 8 pm
Prosser Food & Wine Festival.  Nearly 2000 wine enthusiasts gather for an afternoon of fine wine and local food specialties with local bands to entertain you all day as you sample wine from 34 Washington wineries, food from 15 local food vendors and beer from 2 local breweries. Minors (under 21) or pets are not allowed on grounds.  Call 509-786-3177 for more information. Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center
2140 Wine Country Rd.
Prosser, WA
Sat
Aug 22
Times vary by location
10th Annual Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail Passport Party.  Wine and dine with the winemakers of the Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail, dance under the stars, and have the chance to win door prizes from the wineries.  This party is only open to those holding a Passport and sells out every year, so make sure to purchase your Passport early! Rattlesnake Hills Area Map
Sat
Aug 29
4 – 8 pm
Harvest Party at Alexandria Nicole Cellars Destiny Ridge.  This not to be missed annual Harvest Party is hosted at Alexandria Nicole Cellars Destiny Ridge vineyard. Alexandria Nicole Cellars Destiny Ridge
58422 W. Sonova Rd
Prosser, WA
Fri – Sun
Sep 25 – 27
Times vary morning and evening, click HERE for schedule
The Great Prosser Balloon Rally.  Hot Air Balloons take to the sky at The Great Prosser Balloon Rally.  The balloons are scheduled to launch at sunrise from the Prosser Washington Airport (weather permitting).  In addition to balloon launches visit the Harvest Festival, live music with dancing, a Farmers Market, BBQ, and a Street Painting Festival.  Afterward visit one of the area restaurants, wineries and wine shops. Art Fiker Memorial Stadium
1433 Paterson Road
Prosser, WA
 
Sat & Sun
Oct 10 & 11
Times vary by location
Catch the Crush.  Join the Yakima Valley wineries to celebrate the harvest at the Annual Catch the Crush event. Each winery offers its own celebratory events, including grape stomps, harvest and crush activities, tours, free-run juice, hors d’oeuvres, live music, and 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.

Bring a jacket, a good pair of shoes, your ID and a wine glass with your Premier Pass booklet. It’s your ticket to all the exclusive benefits.  For more information call 509-965-5201 or e-mail
wineyakimavalley2@msn.com .
Yakima Valley Wineries Map
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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Two to four weeks lead time provides best results.

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Date

Event

Location

Sat
Jul 18
Times TBA
10th Anniversary Horse Heaven Hills Wine Growers Trail Drive.  Experience one of the Pacific Northwest's most unique and memorable wine trails! You'll meet the growers and vintners behind some of Washington's most storied and highly rated wines, and be an important part of supporting our scholarships in viticulture and enology.  Each Trail ticket includes a logo glass and wine tastings at all stops.

Please allow four to five hours to complete the wine trail.  It is suggested that participants bring an ice chest to keep wine purchases cool as well as plenty of water.  Kids under 10 may eat for free at the BBQ.
Crow Butte Park
1 Crow Butte State Park Rd
Paterson, 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

Feb 1 – 28
Times vary by location
February is for Foodies.  This is Walla Walla's annual month long celebration devoted to the epicurean in each of us.  A culinary journey for those who believe a cookbook is perfectly acceptable nighttime reading, or who just appreciate the transcendent experience of pairing food, including chocolate, with that perfect glass of wine.  Dozens of restaurants and wineries throughout the Walla Walla Valley participate in February is for Foodies in their own unique way.  Lodging properties offer special themed packages. Even the local Audubon Society chapter, Blue Mountain Audubon, takes part in the festivities by offering guided bird watching outings to the nearby McNary Wildlife Refuge.

Wineries include Adamant Cellars (try their delightful creation of chocolate covered crispy bacon. AKA Bacon Bark), Charles Smith Wines (sample their aged gouda paired with Syrah), Dunham Cellars (exclusively made chocolates paired with their Cabernet Sauvignon), Northstar Winery (look for Bright's Candies Truffles made with their Northstar 2011 Columbia Valley Merlot), Spring Valley Vineyard (serving a special Nina Lee chocolate from Bright's Candies), Three Rivers Winery (featuring a cheese and chocolate pairing in front of a fireplace), Trio Vintners (Carmenere, Mourvedre, Tempranilo and wine filled truffles), and Walla Walla Vintners (chocolates from Bright's Candies).
Various Walla Walla Wineries
Fri – Sun
May 1 – 3
Times vary by location
Spring Release Weekend.  The first releases of a new vintage are the highlights of this weekend.  The Valley’s winemakers are on hand to introduce their new wines and share the creative winemaking process.  Visitors can be the first to enjoy the new vintage and take home a selection of wines, many of which can be found only by visiting the wineries and tasting rooms themselves. Walla Walla Wineries
Fri – Sun
May 1 – 3
Fri noon - 5pm
Sat 10 am – 5 pm
Sun 11 am – 5 pm
Spring Release Weekend with Long Shadows Vintners.  Please join Long Shadows Vintners to celebrate the changing of the seasons at their annual Spring Release Weekend Open House.  The Barrel Room and Chihuly Room will be open for wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres.  They will be pouring all seven of their newest releases, including some special magnum pours.   Tasting fee of $15, refundable with any red wine purchase, complimentary admission for Key Club members.  For additional information call 509-526-0905. Long Shadows Vintners
1604 Frenchtown Road
Walla Walla, WA
Sat & Sun
May 2 & 3
10 am – 5 pm
Spring Release at Dunham Cellars.  Join Dunham Cellars for their Spring Release Weekend as they celebrate 20 years.  Taste their new releases and enjoy delicious pasta made fresh from their cheese wheel.  Meet the Dunham Cellars winemaking team as they pour award-winning wines then browse their tasting room for great spring gifts and decor.  Call 509-529-4685 for additional information. Dunham Cellars
150 E Boeing Ave
Walla Walla, WA
Thu – Sat
Jun 18 – 20
Time TBA
Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine – The World of Merlot.  Join over 60 Walla Walla Valley winemakers, three internationally known guest winemakers, well known wine critics and experts in exploring one of the world’s most beloved and noble red wine grape varieties – Merlot.  Contrast the growing conditions, wine styles and wines of the Walla Walla Valley with the Bordeaux region of France, Tuscany, Italy and Napa, California.  Participate in special tastings of rare vintage wines, one-of-a-kind winemaker dinners and receptions with some of the Valley’s most acclaimed winemakers and much more! Walla Walla, WA
Fri
Aug 28
6 – 10 pm
6th Annual Dunham Days.   Dunham Cellars celebrates their annual Dunham Days and begins in the Hangar Lounge with music, food selections and your favorite Dunham wines.  For additional information call 509-529-4685. Dunham Cellars
150 E Boeing Ave
Walla Walla, WA
Sat
Aug 29
11 am – 4 pm
6th Annual Dunham Days.  Swing by the Dunham Days winery for tastings pulled from the library by the winemaking team and enjoy a food selection from one of their local food trucks.  For additional information call 509-529-4685. Dunham Cellars
150 E Boeing Ave
Walla Walla, WA
Sun
Aug 30
10 am – 4 pm
6th Annual Dunham Days Dunham Cellars completes their annual Dunham Days celebration in style with a delicious brunch your taste buds won't soon forget along with tastings pulled from the library by their winemaking team.  For additional information call 509-529-4685. Dunham Cellars
150 E Boeing Ave
Walla Walla, WA
Sat & Sun
Nov 7 & 8
11 am – 4 pm
Fall Release at Dunham Cellars.  Join Dunham Cellars for Fall Release Weekend as they celebrate 20 years.  For additional information call 509-529-4685. Dunham Cellars
150 E Boeing Ave
Walla Walla, WA
Sat & Sun
Dec 5 & 6
10 am – 5 pm
Holiday Barrel Tasting at Dunham Cellars.  Join Dunham Cellars for Holiday Barrel Tasting as they celebrate 20 years.  They only turn platinum once and will pull out all the stops.  Come taste their newly released and yet-to-be released wines still in the barrel, sample their traditional Moroccan Lamb Stew, and browse their Tasting Room to find the perfect gift for your loved ones.  For additional information call 509-529-4685. Dunham Cellars
150 E Boeing Ave
Walla Walla, WA
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

 

Idaho Wine Country Events           Oregon Wine Country Events         British Columbia Wine Country Events

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(Last updated: 02/27/2015