Yakima Valley Tasting Route 1:
Stay close to town and enjoy award-winning wines (and sparkling wine!) in downtown tasting rooms then drive up the hill to our newest distinct wine growing region to learn about sustainable, organic and bio-dynamic farming. In this route you will experience a variety of wines ranging from sparklers to bold organic reds. This route is great if your schedule permits a shorter tasting time or you want to stay close to the downtown scene with shops and restaurants. This is a good route if you have beer lovers in your group as it is available at or near most of the wineries on this route. Pets are welcome on the hill. You will need a generous afternoon or day to complete this route.
Yakima Valley Tasting Route 2:
Grapes, grapes, grapes! This route has plenty of vineyards for you to experience real wine country. You will find a variety of wines with delicious whites as well as both smooth and complex reds. If you are a red lover, this route will not disappoint. Nearly all wineries on this route welcome families and pets. Groups over 15 are recommended to call wineries an hour or two ahead. Often with this call the winemaker can tour you through the vineyards. Have your coffee and breakfast in Yakima before you head out. This is a great route to pack a picnic or bring along some cheese and crackers to snack on along the way. This route is doable in a full day but plan to hit your first winery at opening (usually 10:00a.m.) and then be out until close (5 or 6p.m.). Travel back to Yakima for dinner. Most restaurants can seat you easily without reservations (unless you have a larger group).
Yakima Valley Tasting Route 3:
Cheese, tacos then wine, wine, wine! Start your day in Sunnyside for espressos then grab some cheese to go. There are so many authentic Mexican restaurants and taquerias at the first half of this route that you will not have any trouble finding the local fare. When you arrive in Prosser, visit some award-winning wineries with beautiful vineyards on the outskirts of town and then plan on two areas to park and walk: the first is Vintners Village with 20ish wineries and the second is the wine park off of Exit 82 with a variety of wineries and also the new Walter Clore Center where you can learn about this pioneer of Washington wines. This route will take a full day so you may want to hop in the car in Yakima about 8:00a.m.
FIND A ROOM
To advertise on this site, please inquire to our
Director of Marketing.