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2019 Catch the Crush

October 12, 2019 - October 13, 2019


Celebrate harvest during Wine Yakima Valley’s “Catch the Crush” weekend.

Join the wineries of the Yakima Valley as they celebrate harvest during Wine Yakima Valley’s Annual Catch the Crush event, October 12 and 13, 2019. Each winery offers its own celebratory activities including grape stomps, harvest and crush activities, tours, free-run juice, hors d’oeuvres, live music, and of course. . .wine tasting.

Purchase a 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 food pairings, library tastings, and tours not available to the public.

Passes are non-refundable.

Purchase Tickets Here

Heading to Wine Country? Don’t forget: A jacket and a good pair of shoes. Your Premier Pass! It’s your ticket to all the exclusive benefits. A wineglass! Wineries can’t provide enough glasses during event weekends so please bring one from home or purchase one at your first stop. And of course, your photo I.D. and a designated driver! Following is an at-a-glance look what wineries are providing for Catch the Crush weekend.

Participating wineries:

Yakima Area Wineries

AntoLin Cellars. Catch The Crush at AntoLin Cellars means Premier Pass holders will enjoy a waived tasting fee. Tasting fee also waived with 12-bottle case purchase. Kick off your Catch The Crush weekend right on Friday night with live music: Die Bruder. Music starts at 7pm, No Cover. While you’re tasting Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, have food delivered to your table by Local Purveyors. Hours: Friday 1pm – 9pm, Saturday 12pm – 7pm, Sunday 12pm – 4pm.

Freehand Cellars welcome to Yakima’s newest winery with a spectacular view. Freehand Cellars is located at 420 Windy Point Drive in Wapato, WA., just down the road from Owen Roe and Treveri.  Visit during Catch the Crush weekend and enjoy food by Heroes Pizza, live music by Entice the Mice, handmade lawn games, and special wine discounts!  Buses are welcome with an appointment made 24 hours prior to the appointment time. Tasting fees are waived with purchase.

JB Neufeld Pouring small verticals and wine only available at the winery. Watch the winemaker in action and enjoy our new releases in the most beautiful setting. 12-4, families welcome. Tasting fee waived for Premier Pass holders. 12-4. Location: Hackett Ranch 2620 Draper Road Yakima WA 98902.

Gilbert Cellars Join us for an educational and vibrant weekend at the Downtown Tasting Room and Winery! Downtown Tasting Room: Enjoy a Catch the Crush Flight featuring 2019 tank samples, current releases, and new releases. These tastes are complimentary for Premier Pass holders, $10 without a pass. Tasting fees refunded with a two-bottle purchase. Fill a Gilbert Cellars wine tote and receive 10% off your entire purchase. Hours: 10/12 11am-9pm 10/13 11am-6pm. No tastings after 5pm, glass and bottle service only 5-9pm.

Kana Winery Producing wine since 2002. Saturday 10- 5pm: Taste select wines Catch the Crush Weekend. Specializing in Rhone Varietals, five red wines, two white wines. With special discounts upon purchase. Music- Rock n Roll 6-10pm location 10 S. 2nd St

Owen Roe Stop into the winery from 11-5pm for a sneak peek at 2019 harvest. We will feature a selection of  Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and our popular Owen Roe blends. Enjoy mingling with our crew and fellow wine enthusiasts while we finish up our wonderful harvest. Tacos Don Chayo will be joining us Saturday, October 12th, so come hungry and enjoy some delicious tacos with a side of wine! Event tasting fee is $10. Premier Pass holders and club members will receive waived admission.

Treveri Cellars Join us for Catch the Crush as we celebrate harvest in wine country! We will be featuring an on-site food vendor as well as offering 15% off mixed case purchases. As always, we will have chilled bubbles waiting for you! Tasting fee waived for Premier Pass holders.

Wilridge Winery & Vineyard Open 11-7 Friday Saturday and Sunday.  Live music Saturday and Sunday 2-5 by the Mongrels featuring Rod Giles!  Grape stomp Friday through Sunday.  Vineyard tours at 2 pm.   Tasting fees refunded with purchase.

Zillah Area Wineries

Cultura Wine Join us for Catch The Crush weekend as we will be sharing a few of our library wines from past vintages/crushes. And taste through our current red wine list & new releases. Also, a “Catch The Crush” case special on our Merlot: Purchase 12+ bottles and the case is 50% off!  $10 tasting fee waived for Premier Pass holders and wine club members (wine glass not included). If you forgot your glass, we have them for purchase.  Tasting room hours: Saturday 11:00-5:00 & Sunday 11:00-5:00. Tasting room/winery location: 3601 Highland Drive Zillah, WA. 98953

Dineen Family Vineyards Open Friday through Sunday 11-5 Catch the Crush Weekend (Oct. 11 through Oct. 13th) and we are offering free tastings of our Kamiakin wines, select wines will be 20% off and Guerra’s wood-fired pizza will be available on Saturday.

Horizon’s Edge Winery: Come enjoy a great weekend away with wonderful wines to sample and tons of fun! We have a new batch of Sweet Winter Harvest Orange Muscat Canelli, and a new Intamite Affair Syrah Port! Come taste a sample. Tasting fee will be waived for Premier Pass holders. You can observe fermenting grapes, and hopefully taste fresh chardonnay and muscat canelli right out of the tank. Winemaker David Padgett will be hard at work harvesting grapes from our 18 acre vineyard.

J Bell Cellars & Lavender

Knight Hill Winery

Maison de Padgett Winery: This will be our last Catch the Crush at Maison de Padgett Winery. We have sold the venue and property but will keep the license alive,  we are moving 11-1-2019 to 4530 East Zillah Drive Wa. 98953. We will have 12 wines for you to sample along with possibly a chance to taste our fermenting Gewurztraminer juice from the 2019 harvest. We will be releasing a new Smoking Gun Coffee Port Style, a Chardonnay, and the new Unzipped Semi Sweet Riesling/Chardonnay. We will have all reds 3 for 30.00 and Lip Service 3 for 330.00 this weekend only. Tasting fee will be waived for Premier Pass holders.

Masset Winery will have a “guess the grape” contest with special deals for identifying the grape! Also, release of our new vintages of Barbera, Chardonnay, Viognier and our new Rhône blend G. M. S.  Wine club members are invited to pick up the fall wines, or member signup is available if you’re not already.

Paradisos del Sol Winery– We offer a 9-course micro-mini Lilliputian winemaker’s plate. We start off with an exquisite Mushroom Pâté to accompany our dry Rosé Paradiso, a sliver of Brie cheese for the Oyster White, Peanut Sauce marries with the Sève, and Pasta Arti-Pesto with our B’s Blend. Next are our reds—with our Sangiovese we are serving Glondo’s Pepperoni and with Paradisos Red is Glondo’s salami. We finally have our Cabernet Sauvignon back again with our ever-famous Bleu Cheese Dip. And now we are ready for dessert, two of them! With the Zort, we have a sliver of dark chocolate. Last is our Angelica SR. We have a skosh of pumpkin custard (vegan) to go with that. Tasting fee $10 waived with $20 purchase. Premier Pass holders receive 10% off your purchase of 2 or more bottles; 20% to 50% off case purchase. Hours: 11-6.  We will have self-guided tours of our vineyard available for free.

Portteus Winery

Severino Cellars See what wine grapes taste like before they are crushed. Come by Severino Cellars and see if you can pick out the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes AND play a little ‘Wine Jeopardy’ (because who doesn’t love a little trivia in their life). This is also a great time to stock up on wine. Our Merlot will be on special, 6/$60. We love to share this time of year with you all.

Tanjuli Winery will have samples of our Estate grown grapes to taste side by side with our Estate Picpoul Blanc, Estate Carmernere, Estate Nebbiolo, Estate Aglianico, Estate Sagrantino and Estate Black Muscat. Tasting fees are waived for with wine purchase. Catch the Crush discounts will also be given. Wine making will be in full swing, so come watch and taste the magic at Tanjuli Winery.

Two Mountain Winery The crush is happening at TMW! Come join us for the festivities. We will have wine, music on the Ron Lawn 3-6 pm,  local botanical artist Amy Vaniotis, snacks available from Glondos meats and Castle Rock Cheese, and did we mention WINE? Catch the Crush passports will earn you a waived tasting fee and discounted tickets for Winemaker for a Day (If you haven’t gotten your tickets to this awesome event, get’em while you can!)  For tickets or more info click here.

VanArnam Vineyards 
Join us at VanArnam Vineyards for a stompin’ good time! Come on out and stomp some grapes and make a purple feet club t-shirt. Free to stomp and $10 for a t-shirt. For your appetite, our Tin Roof Grill will have many tasty food options Vegetarian, GF or DF? We’ve got you covered. Special free tasting fees for Premier Pass holders.

Sunnyside, Grandivew Area Wineries

Co Dinn Cellars Join us at Co Dinn Cellars in Sunnyside for a relaxed Catch the Crush. This is the perfect time of year to “Catch” some rays on the patio as well! For Premier Pass holders and Wine Club members we will be pouring samples of 2017-2019 Elephant Mountain red wine. See how the wine develops and changes from fermentor through barrel aging and then in the bottle.

Côte Bonneville Be the first to taste the 2019s!  We will be pouring Cabernet fermentations for Premier Pass holders and wine club members.  Taste through a vertical of finished wines from the same rows in the vineyard to discover how they evolve over time.  Open Wed – Sun 10 – 5, private tastings by appointment. Tasting fee required.

Fortuity Cellars Join us at our wine incubator location in Grandview! We’ll showcase wines perfect for the upcoming holiday season as well as give you a sneak peek of the 2019 vintage. Tasting is included with the Premier Pass or the Fortuity Chance Moments Wine Club membership; for all others, we welcome you to join us for a tasting ($10 waived with a bottle purchase). We will be open 11-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

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 20% discount by the case for premier pass holders. The tasting fee is waived for Premier Pass holders.

Prosser Area Wineries

14 Hands Sample our newly released 2017 Vintage Series Red Blend  while relaxing in the courtyard. Small bites and wine by the glass will be available for purchase. $7 non-refundable tasting fee includes a complimentary logo glass. Premier pass holders receive a 10% discount on wine sales by the bottle or a 15% discount on case purchases. Tour buses by appointment only. Tasting fee required.

Airfield Estates– Experience the rush of crush at Airfield Estates!  Join the fun and take home some of our favorite Fall wines!  $10 non-refundable tasting fee, $5 non-refundable tasting fee with Premier Pass all tastings include a logo tumbler.  20% off mix and match 4-packs.  Local food trucks onsite Saturday 11am-4pm. PASS SALES.

Barrel Springs Winery. Experience harvest with us!  Taste grapes in the vineyard.  Relax with a glass of wine on the patio.  Neighbor’s “Texas Style” BBQ will be on site Saturday for you to enjoy. We will have complimentary artisan cheeses paired perfectly with our premium, award winning wines.  Premier Pass holders tasting fee waived. Weekend discounts and “case” specials. 10am – 5pm

Daven Lore Winery welcomes buses by appointment. Tasting fee refunded with purchase.

Domanico Cellars will be waiving the tasting fee with a Premier Pass.

Ryan Patrick Wines and Milbrandt Vineyards in Prosser will have live music from 2-5pm with Gabe Knutzen. Tastings are $10 at the door and include a logo wine glass (refunded with a $20 bottle purchase). Premier pass holders will receive a 10% discount on bottle purchases.

Thurston Wolfe
will be tasting fermentation products and compare to wine in the bottle. 20% discount on featured wines. Hours 11-5 both days. Premier Pass or $10.00 tasting.

Wit Cellars will be participating in the Wine Maker’s Table offering education on the process of harvest with a tour our barrel room. Enjoy tasting the new fermenting harvest, taste from barrel and the bottle.

Benton City and surrounding wineries

Chandler Reach Winery $10.00 tasting fee waived for Premier Pass holders and Wine Club Members.  Bring your own glass or purchase a Chandler Reach Signature glass for $5.00.  Pass holders will also receive a 15% discount on regular-priced wine purchases. Come out and enjoy our newly released 2015 Villa Rosso and 2018 Pinot Grigio. Case specials offered all weekend. Check our website for Winemaker’s Dinner details, Saturday, Oct. 12th, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Kitzke Cellars Participate in a blind taste test of our 5 varietals grown on Candy Ridge Vineyard on Candy Mountain. Put the berry to the correct varietal and get entered to win a prize!

Sleeping Dog Wines Taste samples of fresh, unfermented juice from Petite Sirah and Carménère grapes (while supplies last), along with bottle-aged reds. Case discounts (30%) on 2008 Merlot, 2009 Syrah, and 2009 Malbec. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Tucannon Cellars 

Red Mountain wineries

Cooper Wine Company

Hightower Cellars Tasting Through Time With Hightower Cellars. 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. $20 tasting fee waived for pass holders and Hightower Wine Club Members.

Tapteil Vineyard Winery $15 tasting fee, refundable with a purchase of $30 or more. No buses.

Terra Blanca Winery – Guests will be able to follow the entire winemaking process, starting with tasting grapes picked right off the vines and moving to tasting crushed juice on the crush pad. We’ll guide you through the fermentation process, tasting the juices as they transform into wine. From there we’ll head to the barrel caves where you’ll get to taste wine as it ages. The tour will finish with a seated tasting of the final product out of the bottle.  These tours will be free for club members, $5 for Premier Pass holders, and $20 for non-pass holders. Tours will be available on Saturday at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. There will also be one tour available on Sunday at 1pm. If you would like a specific time, please contact us to RSVP!

In the tasting room, Premier Pass holders (and wine club members) will be able to enjoy complimentary wine tastings of our estate-produced wines, waiving our normal $10 tasting fees. Mount Townsend Creamery and Three Rivers Gourmet will be here sampling delicious product with some fun pairings. The Terra Blanca Vineyard Grill will be open for lunch beginning at noon featuring a full menu from Executive Chef, Jim Vande Berg. We are the ultimate venue for food and wine with plenty of options, including local beer on tap and some amazing wine specials throughout the weekend!