More than 100 wineries and vineyards currently call the Yakima Valley home, drawing visitors from around the world for various events. New events — and wineries — are consistently emerging.
The summer tourism season in the Valley typically begins in April with the Spring Barrel Tasting event. Locals and visitors can still stop by Valley wineries to help the industry rebound from the crisis. The wineyakimavalley.org website provides links to all the individual winery events and specials that are offered throughout the year.
There are several other major Valley-wide wine events throughout the year, including the Red Wine & Chocolate pairings offered in February. Local wineries participate in the Catch the Crush event in October to celebrate the fall harvest. There’s also the Thanksgiving in Wine Country event to add to your calendar. Those interested in touring local wineries can find maps online and at the wineries.