Yakima Valley

Yakima Valley is home to the largest variety of produce in the Pacific Northwest including 78 percent of the hops grown in the entire nation. With fields, farms, and orchards at every turn, it’s easy to eat local in this abundant sun-kissed land. It’s also inspirational. It seems that with each passing month, more artisans are unveiling unique beverages inspired by local ingredients. Yakima Valley is known, not only for its 80-plus wineries, but it is fast becoming the craft beverage center of the Pacific Northwest.

Check out our Sip Trip: Yakima Valley for our one-day itinerary recommendations.

Featured Wineries

Desert Wind Winery

Located at the foot of the Horse Heaven Hills in the Yakima Valley AVA, Desert Wind Winery pays homage to the area’s arid, hot climate with its name, handcrafted wines, and distinctive style of hospitality.

Kestrel Vintners

Kestrel View Estate Vineyard is home to the oldest continually producing Chardonnay block in the state of Washington, as well as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot plantings dating back to 1972, and many more varieties.

Mercer Estates

MERCER ESTATES, located in Washington state, is a family-owned and -operated vineyard and winery known for its exceptional quality wines and long-held commitment to sustainable agriculture.

Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center

Named for the late Dr. Walter J. Clore, officially recognized as the Father of Washington Wine for his life’s work studying vinifera grapes and their potential in Washington, the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center is an exciting wine tasting and education destination.

Notable Wineries

Heaven's Cave Cellars

Nestled along Washington’s Wine River Route, Heaven’s Cave Cellars represents the best of Washington wine country. 

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The Bunnell Family Cellar

Born on a family farm on the banks of the Yakima River, the wines of The Bunnell Family Cellar have recently gone public in a unique spot in Prosser's Vintner's Village.

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Just about 150 miles from Seattle, Spokane, and Portland, Prosser reaps the benefits of its rich agricultural heritage with fabulous food, wines, and more.



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