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.


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

The name “Mercer” means far more than wine in Eastern Washington, where the Mercer family’s farming tradition stretches back five generations and 125 years.

Mercer Estates (Japanese)

「マ ーサー」という名称は、マ ーサーファミリーが5 世 代、125年にわたって農園 を経営しているワシントン 東部において、ワインをはるかに超えた意 味があります。1886年以降、マーサー・フ ァミリーはホース・ヘブン・ヒルズの広大な 農園で、さまざまな作物や 家畜を育ててきました。

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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Featured Accommodations

Featured Businesses

Featured Destinations

Prosser

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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Events

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Yakima Valley Washington's Thanksgiving in Wine Country

Nov 24, 2017 until Nov 26, 2017 Generally, the wineries are open from 10am - 5pm Friday – Sunday

Join Yakima Valley wineries during Thanksgiving weekend for fine wines, food offerings, and special deals while donating to Northwest Harvest to fight hunger. Savor this Yakima Valley tradition on the day after Thanksgiving and through the weekend with a beautiful scenic drive to Washington wine country.

 

 

Yakima, Wapato, Zillah, Prosser, Benton City, Various

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Yakima Valley Washington's Thanksgiving in Wine Country

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This year, I’m going to spend some getaway time in Prosser, the birthplace of the Washington wine industry! Surrounded by the Horse Heaven Hills and nestled among thriving vineyards and orchards, the town sounds idyllic

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Inspired by the quality of local hops, winegrapes, and other fruits, Yakima Valley artisans are handcrafting beverages that make us say "Cheers."

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