Oct 11, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014
Catch the Crush
Wine Yakima Valley
Yakima through Tri Cities
509 965 5201
October 11-12, 2014 CELEBRATE HARVEST DURING YAKIMA VALLEY'S "CATCH THE CRUSH"
Yakima through Tri Cities 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 of course. . .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.
Purchase Tickets for this Event
Save $5.00 by purchasing your Premier Pass online for $30. (Passes are also available for $35 at the door during the event weekend.) Passes purchased by October 1, 2014 will be mailed to you at the shipping address you provide. Passes mail beginning October 2. Passes purchased after October 1, will be available for will call pick-up at specified locations during the event weekend. ONLINE PREMIER PASS SALES END 8am OCTOBER 9. Passes are non-refundable.
Heading to Wine Country, don't forget:
A jacket and a good pair of shoes as well as your favorite tasting glass. Wineries can't provide enough glasses during event weekends so please bring one from home or purchase one at your first stop. Your Premier Pass--It's your ticket to all the exclusive benefitsAnd of course, your photo I.D. and a designated driver!
PREMIER PASS Benefits
The following wineries will be participating in Catch the Crush. As we receive detailed information on individual winery activities, we will add their information. Wineries hightlighted in yellow will have Premier Pass available for sale. Not to fear, wineries with nothing yet listed will still be open but may not be offering any special events...please check back
♥ Event/Tasting fee waived with Premier Pass
* Specialty /Reserve/Library/Estate tasting fee or food samples waived with Premier Pass
$ Tasting fee is not waived with Premier Pass
P/U Premier Pass pick up / purchase location
Yakima Wine community
♥ P/U Gilbert Cellars - Get the best of both rural and urban wine country! Passholders receive a free featured tasting and 10% off bottle purchases at both of our Yakima locations. AT THE HACKETT RANCH: Bring a camera and a picnic to enjoy beauitful vineyard, lavender, and orchard views from the farmhouse, and check out how crush is progressing at the winery. Our fermentation and barrel rooms will be open to the public, and you can check out fruit on the vine as well. Open Sat & Sun 1-5pm. Just 20 minutes west of downtown! 2620 Draper Rd, Yakima. AT THE DOWNTOWN TASTING ROOM: Taste grapes side by side with the wines they become! Open FRI Noon-11pm (live music with Portland-based indie/folk group Merilouis 8-10pm), SAT Noon-10pm, SUN Noon-5pm. Food menu available after 4pm. 5 N. Front St, Yakima.
P/U * $ Kana Winery - Passholders will enjoy pastries filled with Yakima's best stone fruits. Pass holders will receive 10% off a bottle and 20% a case of wine. "VIP" Wine Club Members will receive 15% off a bottle and 25% off a case of wine. Music 5PM-8PM on Saturday evening. Event hours: Sat - 10AM-5PM, Sun - 10AM-5PM. Directions to our winery will be given at our tasting room.
♥ Naches Heights Vineyard - Tazzah Mediterranean Cuisine will cater from 12-4pm both Saturday and Sunday. Music by Rylei Franks from 2-4pm Saturday. Music by Keelan McPhee and Josh Carlson on Sunday from 2-4pm. Pass holders will receive free tasting and specials on our 2013 Vuja de Rose (dry rose)! 20% off cases of the Rose and 10% off bottles.
$ Owen Roe Winery - Our Tasting Room will be open for visitors from 11am-4pm, Thursday through Monday. Please call ahead if your group exceeds 6 people and we will do our best to provide accommodations. $10 tasting fee, waived to Owen Roe club members.
P/U Treveri Sparkling Cellars - On Saturday, for Catch the Crush, we will have Rich Sisters here all day with their specialized tapas menu! Sunday we will have Treveri's small bites menu. Pass holders will receive a 15% discount on case purchases. Stock up for the upcoming holidays!
♥ Wilridge Winery & Vineyard - Come stroll through our scenic vineyard and check out the grapes just before harvest. Both Saturday and Sunday we will have live music from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and food available from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Premier Pass Holders will receive a complimentary taste of our Featured Five Wines, and 10% off two or more bottles of wine!
The Zillah Winery Community
♥ Agate Field Vineyard - Pass holders & wine club members will be treated to a tasting of our wines. We will be offering a 10% discount on all wines purchased over $30.00 plus an additional 10% discount on 2008 Moon Rider Cabernet Franc, 2008 Drifter Merlot and 2013 Dancing Cowgirl Semillon.
♥ P/U Claar Cellars - Pass holders & wine club members will be treated to a tasting of our wines. We will be offering a 10% discount on all wines purchased over $30.00 plus an additional 10% discount on 2008 Moon Rider Cabernet Franc, 2008 Drifter Merlot and 2013 Dancing Cowgirl Semillon. Pass holders & wine club members will be treated to a tasting of our wines. We will be offering a 10% discount on all wines purchased over $30.00 plus an additional 10% discount on 2008 Moon Rider Cabernet Franc, 2008 Drifter Merlot and 2013 Dancing Cowgirl Semillon. Beautiful one-of-a kind jewelry and artwork for sale in addition to great food from a select vendor.
Cultura Wine - Visit Cultura Wine on Catch the Crush Weekend, tasting room hours Friday-Sunday 11:00-5:00pm. For the event weekend: Premier pass holders ~ Purchase a bottle of Chronos (a red blend) and receive 10% off a bottle. Club Cultura members receive 20% off.
♥ Dineen Vineyards -We will have the Guerra's doing pizza here Saturday of Crush weekend, and will be tasting our Kamiakin labels complimentary with Premier Pass.
♥ Horizon's Edge - Come enjoy a great weekend away with wonderful wines to sample and tons of fun!! We will be releasing our new Devil’s Canyon Red Wine, and if you haven’t been here since our Bomb Cherry Port was released, come taste a sample. Tasting fee will be waived for Premier Pass Holders and will receive 15% off 6 bottles or more of all our wines. You can observe fermenting grapes, and hopefully taste fresh Chardonnay right out of the tank. Winemaker David Padgett will be hard at work harvesting grapes from our 18 acre vineyard.
♥ JBell Cellars & Lavender - During Catch the Crush we will have no tasting fee for the Club members and Premier Pass holders. On Saturday come and enjoy a glass of wine with a BBQ prepared by Flying Pig!!
♥ Knight Hill Winery - Crush –up close and personal! Experience crush first hand, punch down, toss some grapes in the crusher, get your hands dirty (maybe clothes too). Taste the newly fermenting whites (Federweisser). Be the first to taste and purchase our new release of CheckMate, a Cabernet/Merlot blend. There is a 10% discount off all our wines plus no tasting fee for passport holders. As always, wine club members get greater discounts and no tasting fee for 4. Check it out on our website www.knighthillwinery.com.
♥ Maison de Padgett Winery - We will have 13 wines for you to sample along with a chance to taste our fermenting Muscat Canelli juice from the 2014 harvest. We will be releasing our new Cash Cow Red Wine in a 1.5lt bottle. Tasting fee will be waived for Premier Pass Holders and you will receive 15% off 6 bottles or more of all our wines with the Premier Pass.
$ Paradisos del Sol Winery - Paradisos will have various estate-grown grapes available. Learn the difference between eating grapes and tasting grapes (there are three parts to tasting a grape). You will also get to taste some grape juice that isn't wine yet. Sip, Sip, chew the Pip! The winegrower (AKA the winemaker) will be on hand all weekend to explain grape tasting as well as the difference between wine drinking and wine tasting. We offer a ten-course meal, nothing elaborate, just ten tiny bites of food to go with our ten different wines. Sip, Sip, Bite, Sip! We know it's hard to choose which wineries to visit, we hope you come to visit us. There is a $5 tasting fee that can be used towards the purchase of $20 or more of wine or wine-related items. Premier Pass holders receive 10% off your purchase of 2 or more bottles; 30% off bottles and 50% off case purchase on selected wines. Come Taste Paradise! Hours: 11-6. For more information contact us at 509.829.9000.
♥ Reflection Vineyards - During Catch the Crush, join Reflection Vineyards for a stomping good time. Try your hand/feet at stomping grapes and make a t-shirt to show your membership in the purple foot club. Premier Pass holders will receive free wine tasting.
Severino Cellars - Taste the grapes!! Have you ever wondered what wine grapes taste like before they become delicious wine? Stop by Severino Cellars and enjoy samples of wine grapes. We will sample some Viognier and Cabernet Sauvignon as well as some lesser known varietals like Cinsault and Mourvèdre. We will also have our delicious pumpkin cobbler to taste for the upcoming holidays. And for those of you looking for a great deal on holiday wine, our Severino Red is on sale, 6 bottles for $60! For more information please feel free to contact us at 509-829-3800 or email@example.com.
♥ Silver Lake Winery at Roza Hills - 'Taste the Grapes' weekend. Experience the wine making process from start to finish. Start with the wine grapes, move on to the unfiltered version, then the final product! Admission is $8.00 (free to Premier Pass holders).
♥ Tanjuli Winery - Come savor the flavor and enjoy the magic of Tanjuli Winery. Premier Pass holders will get a regular wine tasting of our new release 2013 Picpoul Blanc, 2008 Malbec, 2008 Petit Verdot and 2013 Late harvest Orange Muscat plus discounts of 10% off single bottle purchases and 20% off six or more bottles.
♥ P/U Two Mountain Winery - Passport holders are invited to join us on a 30 minute vineyard tour with Pat or Matt, or both! These will only be offered on Saturday and Sunday (Oct 11th and 12th) at 10am and 4pm each day- no exceptions. It is not necessary to call ahead, the only thing they will need is their Premier Pass, and we ask that they show up 5 minutes in advance.
♥ * Wineglass Cellars - In addition to ‘Catch the Crush’ we are celebrating our Winery’s 20th Anniversary this weekend too! Enjoy complimentary tastes of our wines all weekend. Reserve wine tasting fees are waived for Premier Pass holders and Wine Club Members. Special event pricing offered on select wines. On Saturday Blue Barn Farm will be here sampling and selling several flavors of their locally made goat cheese including spicy and chocolate! If you are hungry, Guerra’s Gourmet will be here serving up their delicious tacos Saturday afternoon. Hours: 10:30am-5:00pm
Prosser Wine Community
* 14 Hands Winery - Kick up your heels with 14 Hands Winery for Catch the Crush! Open 10am-5pm. Join us, October 11th, during Wine Yakima Valleys “Catch the Crush” Saturday, enjoy live music from local musicians, The Knutzen Brothers, from 12:00-4:00. We will have award winning 14 Hands wines by the glass, along with delicious flatbreads available to purchase from 11:30-4:30. Premier Pass holders will enjoy a complimentary tasting in the barrel room.
♥ P/U Airfield Estates- Experience the rush of crush at Airfield Estates! Join the fun, taste our new 2012 Bombshell making its debut release, and be the first to get your hands on some great deals! Receive 10% off 4-packs, 15% off 6-packs, & 20% off full cases of wine. Don’t miss Airfield’s Annual Vineyard Run and Grape Stomp on Saturday, October 11th! If you have never experienced wine grapes between your toes, it is truly a one of a kind experience! Simply roll up your jeans, hop in a harvest bin, and start stomping! So lend us a foot to help create the 2014 Ruby Rosé. Premier Pass holders can buy tickets onsite or online at airfieldwines.com.
Chinook Wines - Chinook is open and crushing – come visit us! Open noon until 5 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays, May through October or by prior appointment.
Cowan Vineyards - It's a great time to stock up on red wines for the winter. Deep discounts on case purchases. While you are here grab a few items to kick off your holiday shopping from the gift shop.
♥ P/U Kestrel Vintners - Come to Kestrel Vintners this weekend for a fun and educational experience. Taste the grapes as they come in. Learn how to ferment the wine. Taste the new wine against our wines in bottle. Taste Chef Jessica Smith's culinary creations. To learn more about Kestrel Vintners please visit www.kestrelwines.com
♥ * Steppe Cellars - Join us at Steppe Cellars during the Catch the Crush weekend for our Federweisser & Zwiebelkuchen (Fermenting Wine & Onion Tart) Celebration. Saturday October 11 from 11am - 5pm. This is an annual tradition at Steppe Cellars. We will have some samples of the new still fermenting wine (the federweisser) available for our guests to try along with the traditional carmalized onion tart -(the zweibelkuchen). Onion tart is $5 - No reservations required. Premier Pass holders and wine club members may sample complimentary tastes of the federweisser as well as having the reserve tasting fee waived. We will also be offering tastings of our new releases, and will have case specials on select vintages. In the evening join us for our annual Harvest Dinner. Reservations are required. Tickets are $65/person and include your dinner and wine for the evening. This event fills up fast so get your reservations early.
Thurston Wolfe Winery - We will be featuring a series of our ports paired with something sweet. There will be a 20% discount on any wine for Premier Pass holders.
♥ * Yakima Valley Vintners - You are invited to a complimentary educational tour of the Teaching Winery. Visitors will be guided on a crush pad, where you will be able to sample grapes and comparative wines. Come taste the award-winning student made wines and receive a 10% discount by the bottle or 15% discount by the case for premier pass holders. The tasting fee is also waived for Premier Pass holders.
Red Mountain Wine Community
♥ Chandler Reach Vineyard - $5.00 event fee waived for Premiere Pass Holders and Villa Club Members. Pass Holders receive a 15% discount on wine purchases.
Hightower Cellars - Wine through time. From fermentation, through barrel aging, bottle aging and long-term cellar aging. Experience a grape’s transformation from a tiny sweet grape to a big, beautiful, age worthy wine. Hightower Cellars will guide you through an exciting sensory experience of grapes, juice and wines of various ages. The Butcher's Block will be serving up their delicious BBQ!
* Kiona Vineyards & Winery - Open Friday, 12-5 pm. Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 5 pm. Premier Pass holders and wine club members receive a complimentary tasting of our estate-grown Red Mountain lineup. Enjoy special pricing on some of our most popular wines. We will also conduct regular walking tours of the winery and our crush operation. Get your hands dirty!
♥ Kitzke Cellars - For Premier Pass and Club Members we will WAIVE tasting fees and be pouring on the front patio overlooking the beautiful Tri Cities and Columbia River. There will be a 15% DISCOUNT on all purchases over 6 bottles during this special weekend. Paul, Vickie, and Seth(winemaker in training) Kitzke will be there to answer all your questions. For your shopping pleasure, Winery Finery Glass Glam and Simply Made will be on site. Ladies you DON'T want to miss getting that special wine charm. If you've never been here before we're a little harder to find but worth the trip. Located off Dallas Rd. we look forward to your stopping by. THE KITZKE FAMILY
♥ Sleeping Dog Wines - Sleeping Dog Wines will be open every day of Crush Weekend from 11 to 5, with no tasting fee. We will be introducing our 2011 Dolcetto, along with our regular line up of reds, including Tail Wagger, Petite Sirah, and Montepulciano. We’ll have special case pricing on 2005 Merlot and 2006 Syrah (yummy) . Come by and help Jett get accustomed to her new home!
♥ * P/U Tapteil Vineyard Winery - Taste the newly released Red Mountain, Syrah 2012 and Grenache 2012. Stomp grapes at Tapteil Vineyard Winery while enjoying a sweeping panoramic view of the Red Mountain AVA and the entire Yakima River Valley from this hilltop terrace. This is a photo op straight out of I Love Lucy complete with a grapevine crown. Bring a camera and a picnic. Taste estate grown wines and imported olive oil and vinegars in the tasting room. Winemaker and grape grower, Larry Pearson and label artist, Jane Pearson will be on hand to chat during your visit. A $5 tasting fee will be waived for Premier Pass holders.
♥ Terra Blanca Winery - Catch the Crush weekend kicks off at Terra Blanca on Friday night with dinner at Cafe Orsa and live music featuring Leadfoot. There will be a $5 cover charge for the evening. Throughout the weekend, Premier Pass holders can enjoy complimentary tastings of our featured wines. While you’re here, check out our tours as we take you behind the scenes including stops in our winery production facilities and barrel caves. Café Orsa will also be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm for lunch.
Tucannon Cellars - Join us for Catch the Crush where we will be crushing grapes as well as doing blind tastings with prizes awarded hourly. Don't miss delicious fresh baked pizza from our new pizza oven.