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Catch the Crush Winemaker’s Table
Yakima Valley’s newest event offers an intimate tasting with your favorite winemaker. Enjoy an exclusive vertical tasting of library wines, current vintages and barrel samples from your favorite winery during Catch the Crush, October 12, 2019.
This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy intimate Yakima Valley’s harvest festivities with the winemaker. Four winemakers have reserved space in their Reserve room, library, or barrel room exclusively for Winemaker’s Table guests. Each winemaker has personally selected a vertical of their best wines. Learn the history, nuances, and stories of each wine in an intimate seated tasting.
In addition to these smaller more intimate tasting experiences, your Winemaker’s Table ticket will be honored as a Premier Pass to all participating wineries for the duration of the Catch the Crush event weekend.
Winemaker’s Table itinerary – Saturday October 12, 2019
10-11AM.Gilbert Cellars Winery
2620 Draper Road, Yakima, WA
Experience: Catch a glimpse of what it takes to make Gilbert Cellars award winning wines. With harvest 2019 in full swing, winemaker Justin Neufeld and our winery team, are hard at work. Guests will be invited to lend them a hand after a guided tour of the winery and tasting of our favorite 90+ point wines past and present. Due to this busy time of year, appointments available Saturday only.
11-12:30PM Travel Time and lunch on your own
12:30-1:30 PM Wit Cellars
2880 Lee Rd a, Prosser, WA 99350
We will be offering winemaker education on the process of harvest with a tour our barrel room. Enjoy tasting the new fermenting harvest, taste from barrel and the bottle.
1:30 – 2:00PM travel time
2:00-2:30PM Chandler Reach
9506 W Chandler Rd, Benton City, WA 99320
Enjoy a unique experience during your Winemaker’s Table reservation. Join Winemaker, Ray McKee, as he takes you on a brief vineyard walk while you taste Monte Regalo, our “Mountain’s Gift”. Enjoy tastes of Parris Estate Reserves- Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon- with light bite food pairings. We know you’ll enter as guests and leave as family!
2:30 – 3:00PM Travel time
3:00-4:00PM Purple Star Wines
56504 NE Roza Rd, Benton City, WA 99320
Join our winemaking team for a hands-on fermentation education. You will get to see and taste different stages of fermentation during your tour through our production facility. Our winemaking team will walk you through the steps of primary fermentation, secondary fermentation to barrel aging and the decisions we make for our personal winemaking style. We will follow the grape from coming into the winery all the way to bottle. Your tour will include a tasting of a fermenting tank, barrel and finished wine.