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Red Wine & Chocolate with an Irish Twist

March 16 @ 11:00 AM - March 17 @ 5:00 PM

If you wanted to participate in the Yakima Valley’s annual Red Wine & Chocolate event and were snowed in due to snowpocalypse 2019, mark your calendar for March 16 & 17.

Wine Yakima Valley is inviting wine and chocolate enthusiasts to its annual Red Wine & Chocolate event weekend. As the oldest wine growing region in Washington state, wineries from Yakima, Zillah, Prosser and Red Mountain will be offering a weekend of divine decadence with the Premier Pass, the only way to experience the depth of the Yakima Valley during Red Wine & Chocolate weekend.

Purchase a PREMIER PASS allowing access to exclusive benefits available only during this Red Wine and Chocolate weekend at over 40 participating wineries. PREMIER PASS holders will be able to experience a variety of specialty food pairings, library tastings, and tours not available to the public.

Purchase your Pass by March 6 and save $5.00, and we will mail the Pass directly to you.

Passes purchased after March 6, are $35.00 each and 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 March 12.

Purchase Tickets Here

Premier Passes are available at the door at select wineries during the event weekend. PASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

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

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Yakima Area Wineries

Touring Yakima Wineries? View the Yakima Wine Map here.

Enjoy Red Wine and Chocolate at AntoLin Cellars on historic North Front Street in downtown Yakima. Free Chocolate-Dipped Treats for all, complimentary wine tasting for Premier Pass holders only.

Gilbert Cellars  Enjoy the sweet relationship between hand crafted wine and artisan chocolate at our downtown tasting room on N. Front Street and Yakima Ave. Open during regular business hours, we will offer a trio of our red wines paired with Woodblock Chocolates from Portland, Oregon. Tastings end at 5pm. Tastings are complimentary with a Premier Pass and $10 without. We offer a 10% discount to purchases of 6 or more bottles. PASS SALES

Kana Winery located in the historic downtown district of Yakima, is having our annual Red Wine and Chocolate open house event featuring chocolates catered by our in-house Goody’s Goodies paired with our generous line-up of red wines (and whites). For this weekend only we are offering limited time discounts up to 30% off on our wines. We are also the local distributor/retailer of The Brigittene Monastery Chocolates, And we have their hand-crafted Gourmet truffles that are produced by monastic monks at the so-named monastery outside of Amity, OR. Kana Winery will also have live acoustic-style rock music Friday and Saturday nights uintil 10 PM. Check web-site for details. Kanawinery.com. PASS SALES

Owen Roe Join us at our Tasting Room in Wapato, just ten minutes from downtown Yakima, for Red Wine & Chocolate weekend. Bring your loved ones to come taste the delicacy of fine wine and delicious chocolate. We will be featuring a flight of five wines paired with five JCOCO chocolatesfor the ultimate treat. A $10 tasting fee will be waived for Club members and Premier Pass holders.

Wilridge Winery & Vineyard  Serving Estate red wine tasting paired with Boehms gourmet dark chocolate.  Fee waived with Premier Pass.  I Crave Food Truck on site Saturday through Monday noon to five.  Live Music Saturday afternoon 2-5.  Bring your own glass or $5 for Wilridge logo glass.  Hours noon to six.

Zillah Area Wineries

Touring Zillah Wineries? View the Zillah Wine Map here.

Cultura Wine –

Covet Cellars – Waived tasting fee and a coupon for $5 off any bottle purchase.

Dineen Family Vineyards – Pizza, including a chocolate molé special, will be on offer both days. Premier Pass holders receive a complimentary tasting of our Kamiakin label red wine. Hours are Saturday, February 16 from noon to 5 and Sunday, February 17 from noon to 5.

Horizon’s Edge Winery – No better way to start off the wine tasting season then with red wine and chocolate! A fantastic combination no matter what time of year. If you haven’t already, come taste our recently released, Foreplay Chardonnay in the 1.5 liter bottles: Yummy! Get a chance to meet the winemaker behind all these delicious wines, and be ready for a long line up of samples. Special event discounts: 10% off 6 or more regular priced bottles, (mix or match), 15% off a case (12 bottles), (mix or match). Yakima Valley Premier Pass holders receive complimentary ($5.00 value) tasting fee. Presidents’ Day Weekend: Open Saturday 2-16-2019, Sunday 2-17-2019, and Monday 2-18-2019: (11am to 5pm). 509-969-306.

J Bell Cellars & Lavender – Stop into our tasting room Saturday or Sunday for this two day event to celebrate the 2019 Annual Yakima Valley Red Wine & Chocolate weekend. We will be featuring a flight of wines paired with CC Chocolates at Cowiche Creek. CC Chocolates is a locally owned company providing small batches of beautifully hand-crafted chocolates to the Yakima Valley available for purchase on site.   $10 Tasting Fee waived with bottle purchase/ free to Club Members

Knight Hill Winery is introducing a new shade of red….lovely, garnet colored Grenache.  This will be paired with the popular blend of dried tart cherries, pepper pistachios, and dark chocolate drops with different percentages of cacao paired to our three red wines. Also barrel tasting cab franc! No tasting fee for Premier Pass holders.  As always, we are open 11-5 every day.

Maison de Padgett Winery – Welcome back to a new wine tasting season and new year 2019 with the special Red Wine and Chocolate event weekend. Once again the Lipservice 1.5L semi-sweet Rose event special: (3 for $33). Also 10% off 6 or more regular priced bottles (mix or match), 15% of a case (12 bottles), (mix or match). A great gift idea, Carlin Padgett’s barrel stave candle holders will be for sale to help fund his June 2020 Washington D.C. school trip, along with other giftware items. We look forward to your visit. Yakima Valley Premier Pass holders receive complimentary ($5.00 value) tasting fee. Presidents’ Day Weekend: Open Saturday 2-16-2019, Sunday 2-17-2019,  Monday 2-18-2019 from 11am to 5pm.

Masset Winery

Paradisos del Sol Winery – RWC at Paradisos del Sol Winery and Organic Vineyard. Experience Chocolate Molé de Vandenberg on Teeny Tiny (hand-made) Tortillas. A come-hither concoction—not confection—of cocoa, chiles, and condiments composed for collegial companionship with Paradisos Red and our compañeros. When you get tired of all those sweets, come to Paradisos del Sol for a change in pace! We always try to offer you something that is not available anywhere else. Every year we try something different and it always turns out great.  Red Wine and Chocolate . . . think outside the candy box and come join us. $10 tasting fee waived with $20 purchase. Rattlesnake Hills Passport holders and Wine Yakima Valley Premier Pass holders enjoy wine discounts from 10% to 50%.

Portteus Winery

Severino Cellars  Join Severino Cellars, sip on our signature reds and sample Linda’s famous dark chocolate fudge.  A sneak peak of our 2013 Cabernet will be sampled and our 2012 Merlot will be on sale.  Open: Saturday-Monday from 10am-6pm.  For more information  509.829.3800.

Tanjuli Winery Tanjuli Red Wine + Chocolate + Fabulous Red Wine Specials = Magic. Our Estate Wines include Pinot Noir, Carmenere, Nebbiolo,  and Aglianaco / Sagrantino matched with our Wine Lover’s Chocolates. Come Experience the Magic! Complimentary Regular Tasting for Premier pass holders. Tanjuli Winery will  open 11- 4:30 Saturday and Sunday, and 11-3 on Monday. PASS SALES

Two Mountain Winery –PASS SALES

VanArnam Vineyards – Join us as we pair our yummy wines with creative cake bombs from Killa Bites. Complementary tasting for pass holders and wine club members. We will have small snacks in the tasting room to keep you going, along with weekend specials and great case sales.

Sunnyside/Grandview Prosser Area Wineries

Touring Sunnyside/Grandview/Prosser Wineries? View the Sunnyside/Grandview/Prosser Wine Maphere.

14 Hands – Stop in to taste five of our delicious 90+ point 14 Hands Reserve red wines. $7 tasting fee includes a complimentary 14 Hands logo glass. Small bites will available for purchase. Premier Pass holders will receive a 10% discount on purchases of 6 bottles and 15% off cases.

Airfield Estates –  Join us for a bold lineup of wines, including our award-winning Sangiovese Rosé and two new releases – 2015 Aviator, a Bordeaux-style blend with luscious notes of espresso, cola, and pipe tobacco and 2015 Reserve Merlot, a true varietal expression of mocha and chocolate covered cherries that will permeate the palate – both expertly paired with a Seattle Chocolate Truffle. Whether you adore Aviator or are mad for Merlot, take home two bottles and receive a complimentary box of truffles to share or savor yourself. Open 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM daily. Admission is waived for Premier Pass holders. Light bites available onsite or to-go. PASS SALES

Barrel Springs Winery – Researchers claim the secret to staying youthful is eating chocolate and drinking red wine.  We have you covered!  Join us for 2019 Red Wine and Chocolate Weekend Feb 16, 17, 10am-5pm and indulge in both.  Our signature chocolate raspberry ganache brownies, chocolate covered jalapeno and additional dark chocolates will be paired with our award-winning Malbec, Petite Verdot, and other varietal red wines.  Tasting fee waived for Premier Pass holders and Wine Club Members.  Weekend specials and Case blowouts!

Co Dinn Cellars will be featuring truffles from the Yakima Valley’s own Jade’s British Girl Treats! For wine club members and Premier Pass holders we will be pairing with our current red releases and also be previewing the 2015 Roskamp Vineyard Block Two Syrah (a gorgeous match to the dark chocolate).  Hours are 11-5 Friday-Monday for the event. Regular hours 11-5 Wed-Sun.

Côte Bonneville is pairing delectable reds with local Chukar Cherries!  Premier Pass holders and wine club members get to taste through a vertical of our Carriage House blend.  It’s a great way to learn how vintage variations impact the final wine.   We’ll be pouring a full lineup of our award winning estate wines as well.  Special event offer: Save 5% on 6 bottles, 10% on case purchases.  Hours: 10 – 5 Saturday – Monday for the event.  10 – 5 Weds through Sun other times.

DavenLore Winery –

Domanico Cellars – This weekend we will be open Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 5pm celebrating the 2nd Red Wine and Chocolate weekend.  We will be pairing speciality chocolates from Chukar Cherries with our wines all weekend.  The snow is melting so I hope everyone can make it out to enjoy our beautiful weather.

Fortuity Cellars– Join us for delectable wine and chocolate truffles at our winery incubator, co-located with Yakima Valley Vintners  on the Yakima Valley College Grandview campus. For the chocolate experience, we will pair our Red Blend (Malbec/Syrah) and Cabernet Sauvignon from Red Mountain’s “Heart of the Hill” with the amazing cookies and cream truffles hand-crafted by MW Inspirations. Premier Pass holders will enjoy half-off our wine and chocolate tasting fee (or waived with a bottle purchase) and a sneak peak taste of an upcoming Spring releases. Wine club members receive complimentary tastings ($10 value). Hours: Saturday 11-4 p.m. and Sunday 11-4 p.m.

Milbrandt Vineyards  Syrah and Chocolate Pairing, 3 Syrahs and 3 Chocolates $16 reg. – $14 Club and Premier Pass Holders.  $12 Tasting Flight – Refundable with club sign-up (tasting fees are included for club members). Tasting includes a Milbrandt Logo wine glass and 6 wines, 2 from our Family Tier, 2 from our Estates Tier, and 2 from our Single Vineyard Series Collection. Music by Gabe Knutzen 2-5 pm on Saturday. Premier Pass holders will receive a 10% discount on purchases of 6 bottles and 15% off cases

Thurston Wolfe Winery will be featuring Cabernet Sauvignon and The Geologist at a 20% discount with the Wine Yakima Valley Premier Pass during Red Wine & Chocolate with an Irish Twist on March 16, 17. Hours Friday 11-5pm Saturday 11-4pm, Sunday 11-5pm.

WIT Cellars

Yakima Valley Vintners – At the Yakima Valley Vintners Teaching Winery we invite you to join us for a complimentary tour of the Teaching Winery with our student winemakers to sample our award winning wines paired with delectable milk and dark chocolate confections provided by our in house chef. Premier Pass holders will receive an exclusive sample of our Reserve “Dean’s Primitivo”. Tasting fees will be waived for Premier Pass holders. Hours Feb 15 – Friday from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Feb 16 – Saturday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, Feb 17 – Sunday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Red Mountain Area Wineries

Touring Red Mountain Wineries? View the Red Mountain Wine Map here.

Chandler Reach Vineyards will be offering a first-class wine tasting followed by decadent chocolate truffles and an array of savory cheeses. Complimentary wine tastings will be offered to Wine Club Members or Premier Pass holders. In honor of this delicious event, we will have wine specials available ALL weekend long. Please join us this Valentine’s Day weekend and let us treat you! Bring your own glass or purchase a signature glass for $5. Saturday and Sunday from 11am-5pm

Cooper Wine Company

Hightower Cellars – Enjoy our sumptuous red wines paired with salted, dark chocolate from renowned Seattle chocolatier Fran Bigelow. Tasting fees are waived for Premier Pass holders and Hightower Wine Club members. Premier Pass holders will also have the opportunity to taste some of our wine club wines, not normally open to the public.

Kitzke Cellars

Purple Star Winery – We will have local jewelry artist Sangria Silver Designs, local romance novelist signing books and Johnny Lolita’s with their specialty treats, chocolates and local roasted coffee. 10% discount on wine purchases for all Premier Pass holders.

Sleeping Dog Wines – Sleeping Dog Wines will be sampling a chocolate confection infused with our Merlot during Red Wine & Chocolate Weekend.  In addition, we will have a 30% discount on bottles and cases of our 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, as well as 2008 Merlot and Malbec. Make reservations at Venezia Ristorante on Saturday evening to join us for a winemaker dinner!

Tapteil Vineyard Winery will not be open February 16, 17 due to weather.  Join them on March 16, 17 for Red Wine & Chocolate with an Irish Twist. They will feature delicious chocolate treats from Chuker Cherries. A $10 tasting fee will be waived for Premier Pass holders. Save big on inventory clearance wines! Taste our current releases in the tasting room. Enjoy sampling gourmet, imported olive oils and balsamic vinegars. Drink in the panoramic view of the Yakima Valley and Red Mountain AVA from our patio terrace.  PASS SALES

Terra Blanca Winery – Join us at Terra Blanca for Red Wine and Chocolate Weekend as we release our 2015 vintage of our signature Bordeaux blend, Onyx!  We will be open normal hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am-5pm. We will have a selection of wine and chocolate pairings for you to try, including house made Port Truffles, as well as a special chocolate-themed dessert and wine pairing for purchase at our Vineyard Grill. Our Terra Blanca Vineyard Grill will be open special hours for lunch on Saturday from 12pm – 4pm. Three Rivers Gourmet will be here sampling many of their wonderful gourmet balsamic vinegars.  Premier Pass holders and of course wine club members will be able to enjoy complimentary wine tastings of our Red Mountain estate-produced wines. For the first time we will be introducing a premium tasting (for Premier Pass holders and Wine Club members only) featuring a selection of Signature Series and libraried wines in our exclusive “Onyx Room” from 11am to 2pm. PASS SALES

Tucannon Cellars will be offering delicious brownie bites to compliment your wine experience. We will also be sampling our newest release, the 2015 Mourvèdre. Wine tasting and Brownie Bite are complimentary to our Wine Club Members and Red Wine and Chocolate Premier Pass holders.  Open  11:00 – 5:00


March 16 @ 11:00 AM
March 17 @ 5:00 PM
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