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2019 Spring Barrel Tasting

April 26 - April 28

Spring Barrel Tasting weekend is your chance to get a jump on tasting and purchasing some of the best wines in wine country. A visit to the Valley on this weekend will allow you to sample delicious, yet-unfinished wines from the barrel.

You have two opportunities to enjoy the weekend. Your Premier Pass will allow you to experience a variety of specialty food pairings, library tastings, and reduced tasting fees.  You can also participate in the Winemaker’s Table event, with less crowds and no additional fees.

Passes purchased through April 18 will be shipped to you at the shipping address you provide during checkout beginning April 20.

Passes purchased after April 18 will be available for pick-up during the event weekend at the location selected during checkout.

ONLINE PREMIER PASS SALES END at 8:00am on APRIL 24.

*PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN GLASS. Wineries cannot provide glasses during large event weekends.

Passes are non-refundable.

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Following is an a-a-glance look at benefits for the Premier Pass.

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Benton City & Red Mountain wineries

Chandler Reach Winery Join us Friday April 26th – April 28th, 11:00am – 5:00pm,   for an exclusive wine tasting straight from the barrel! Enjoy live music (Saturday and Sunday), Italian Sandwiches available for purchase and the mesmerizing views of Red Mountain. Stock your cellar by taking advantage of great WINE SPECIALS all weekend. No Premier pass? No problem! Enjoy a signature tasting for $10. Please BYOG (or purchase a signature glass for $5) and join us in celebration, Italian Style. 

Cooper Wine Company  

Hightower Cellars Spring is in the air and Hightower Cellars is ready to celebrate at Spring Barrel Tasting! Premier Pass Holders and Hightower Wine Club Members will enjoy a tasting of our wines and delicious barrel samples from our 2017 vintage. This should be an exciting and educational pairing! Bring a picnic, get a bottle, and enjoy the stunning views from our giving garden and patio. For this weekend we will be open from 10:00am-5:00pm, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Kitzke Cellars 

Purple Star Winery  

Sleeping Dog Wines is open for Barrel Tasting weekend April 26, 27, and 28.  Since we are a “Barrel Free” winery, we have to come up with alternative, creative means to exploit your curiosity regarding the wine making mystery. This weekend we will provide tastes of our Double Gold-winning Sirius, along with the base wine that was fortified to create this Port-style wine! We also will have a line up of our bottle-aged reds, with some available at 30% discounts!

Tapteil Vineyard Winery will be comparing the effect of oak barrel aging on 2017 red wine. Come enjoy a picnic on the terrace and drink in the sweeping view of Red Mountain and Yakima Valley. Taste the newly released Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Rhone varietals as well as refreshing, dry Rieslings. Discounted wine specials available for the weekend. Open 11-5pm. ON-SITE PASS SALES

Terra Blanca Winery 

“After a long, cold winter we’re celebrating sunshine at Spring Barrel 2019, featuring:

  • Waived tasting fees for Premier Pass holders and Wine Club Members
  • DJ Entertainment provided by Platinum Entertainment
  • Courtyard party with DJ, lawn games, snacks, beer, and wine of course!
  • Delicious samples from both Three Rivers Gourmet and Mt. Townsend Creamery
  • VIP Wine Club area showcasing exclusive wines selected by Winemaker, Keith Pilgrim.
  • Full menu available at the Terra Blanca Vineyard Grill (open noon-5pm)
  • Purchase or pick up your Premier Passes (we are an official pickup location)
  • Tasting flight includes over 10 Signature Series and Arch Terrace wines
  • Spring Barrel case specials will be available featuring our 2015 Arch Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon for $150/case and 2017 Arch Terrace Chardonnay for $125/case.
  • Try your case specials before you buy with $5 glass pours all weekend featuring the 2015 Arch Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon and 2017 Arch Terrace Chardonnay

Don’t have a Premier Pass? Terra Blanca will have a limited supply of Premier Passes for purchase  for $35, or enjoy the festivities exclusively at Terra Blanca for $10!”

Tucannon Cellars 

Sunnyside/Grandivew/Prosser Area Wineries

14 Hands is celebrating with a  $7 tasting fee which includes a stemless 14 Hands logo glass.  Enjoy Reserve wines and sample delicious yet-unfinished 2018 Mourvedre from the barrel.  On Saturday, 4/27, nachos will be available for purchase from 11am-3pm.  Last call is 4:30pm on Saturday, 4/27.  Premier Pass holders will receive 10% off of 6-11 bottle purchase and 15% off of 12 bottles or more. Tour buses by appointment only please, 21 and over.

Airfield Estates – Visit us for a sneak peek of our 2017 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon straight from the barrel and visit with our winemaking team! Premier Pass holders receive 1/2 off admission, a wine tumbler, an exclusive Airfield bandana, and 20% off wine purchases of 4 bottles or more all weekend long! Open 10AM-6PM, Friday-Sunday. ON-SITE PASS SALES

Barrel Springs Winery – We will be tasting our Estate Syrah from the barrel, along with artisan cheeses paired with our award winning wines. Neighbor’s BBQ, specializing in Texas style bbq, will be on site Saturday to tempt your taste buds.    $7.00 tasting fee waived for Premier Pass Holders and Barrel Springs Wine Club Members.  Weekend Specials! 10am – 5pm

Co Dinn Cellars 

Côte Bonneville is participating in Winemaker’s Table

Daven Lore Winery will be tasting a Port style wine and Petit Verdot from the barrel.  $10 tasting fee (waived with purchase), hours 11am – 5pm.

Domanico Cellars Visit us and enjoy a walk through the historic vineyard, taste award winning wines and chill out with a wine slushy.  Try barrel samples of  the 2018 wines.  Hours 11 – 5 daily.

Fortuity Cellars Join Team Fortuity in a look back on the 2016, 2017 and 2018 vintages of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Heart of the Hill vineyard on Red Mountain. The recently bottled 2017 will only be available for purchase Spring Barrel weekend. Pass holders will taste the 2018 straight from the barrel. Fortuity Wine Club Members will also taste for free, including the special barrel tasting.  Anyone without a Premier Pass is welcome to join in! The event fee for non-Premier Pass holders or club members is $10. Enjoy amazing discounts on Rosé of Cinsault…just in time for spring!

Milbrandt Vineyards –

Thurston Wolfe Winery Thurston Wolfe will be featuring Zinfandel out of the barrel. 20% discount on wines tasted, and a SPECIAL on the Grenache 50% off.  Premier Pass on Saturday only Friday and Sunday either a Premier Pass or $10.00 tasting fee. Hours Friday 11-5 Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 11-5.

Wit Cellars

Yakima Valley Vintners

 Zillah Area Wineries

Covet Winery 

Cultura Wine Taste our new wine releases all weekend long and we are featuring James from JM chocolates Seattle on Saturday 11:00-3:00. Tasting room is open: Friday 11:00-5:00 and Saturday 11:00-3:00.

Dineen Family Vineyards  

Horizon’s Edge Winery  

J Bell Cellars & Lavender in the Cellar 

Knight Hill Winery will have a New Release of our Rose of Syrah as well as barrel tasting our 2018 Syrah and a proprietary white blend of Pinto Grigiorigio and Roussanne.  We will have a nameing contest for our white blend.  Winner gets a few bottles. (we will only have a small quantity of this wine)

Maison de Padgett Winery

Masset Winery will feature special prices on several wines, a selection of extremely limited availability Library Wines including some from nearly all of our 20 vintages!  Masset Wine Club Members can pick up their Spring Shipment and as always receive their Club only pricing. New members can sign up and participate immediately.

Paradisos del Sol Winery – The owners of Paradisos are passionate about making barrel tasting as an educational experience. Paul, the Man in the Wild Pants, comes up with a different presentation every year, and has been doing so for over 30 years! After the micro-mini seminar, enjoy a micro-mini 9-course winemaker tasting, 9 teensy tiny bites of food to go with 9 different wines. Sip, Sip, Bite, Sip! The renowned Lupe, Reyna de la Cocina of Lupe’s Kitchen in Toppenish, will have her fabulous street tacos and tamales available on Saturday the 27th.  $10 tasting fee is applied toward purchase of at least $20. 20% of every tasting fee paid is donated to Community SEEDS. Premier Pass holders receive 10% off the purchase of 2 or more bottles and 30% or 50% off case purchase on selected wines. Two wines are under $85 a case. Groups of 8 or more will be turned away without a reservation.

Portteus Winery Will be barrel sampling 2018 Zinfandel and also Bistro Red, a blend of Cabernet and Merlot. Growlers of both will be available! They are delicious!

Severino Cellars  

Tanjuli Winery Visitors will also be treated to a barrel sample of our Estate 2017 Aglianinco Sangratino, a blend of two dynamic Italian grapes that explode with flavor.  We are releasing our Estate 2014 Carmenere and Estate 2014 Nebbiolo. Red wine lovers will also be able to sample the Estate 2014 Pinot Noir and the Estate 2015 Aglianico / Sagrantino  and our Black Muscat Port..   We will also have Estate 2016 Picpoul Blanc,  Estate 2015 Viognier and Estate 2015 Orange Muscat.  Taqueria La Plazita will be onsite from 11-5pm Saturday selling authentic tacos on homemade tortillas for $1.50 each. BroKin Road  will be providing amazing live music Saturday from 1pm-4pm. The$5 tasting fee is waived for Premier Pass holders. Come catch the magic at Tanjuli.

Two Mountain Winery – ON-SITE PASS SALES 

VanArnam Vineyards –Live music by These Guitars Say Sorry, yummy food from Tin Roof Grill and wine tasting straight from the barrel. Bring your friends for this fun weekend in the Yakima Valley. Tasting fee waived for Premier Passholders.

Yakima Area Wineries

AntoLin Cellars

Gilbert Cellars Join us at our downtown tasting room for a preview of the latest vintage of our flagship blend- Left Bank. We will be offering barrel samples of 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Carmenere, as well as celebrating our newly released, Vin du Vallèe.

Spring Barrel offering is complimentary for Wine Yakima Valley Premier Pass holders, and $10 without. 10% off 6+ bottles all event weekend. All tastings end at 5pm, but stay for a glass!  Downtown Tasting Room: Hours: Fri 1-9, Sat 12-9, Sun 11-4.

Kana Winery ON-SITE PASS SALES

Owen Roe Join us on the lawn for some sunshine, games, and food brought to you by the delicious Saucey Food Truck coming from Ellensburg on Saturday!

We will also be barrel tasting our 2018 Cinsaut that will eventually be blended into our popular Sinister Hand!

Tasting fee will be waived for all Owen Roe Club Members and Premier Pass holders.

Treveri Cellars

Wilridge Winery & Vineyard