Wine Yakima Valley

During our Red Wine and Chocolate
event weekend — February 16 & 17
visit more than 40 Yakima Valley wineries
as they pair sumptuous chocolate desserts with
their very own remarkable red wines!

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2019 Red Wine & Chocolate

🕔 February 17, 2019, 00:00

February 16, 2019 – February 17, 2019

EVENT UPDATE: The event will take place February 16, 17.  Due to the winter storm, some wineries will not be open, please review the list below for more information.

The wineries are creating a second weekend for you to enjoy Red Wine & Chocolate. If you have purchased Premier Passes, just bring them with you on March 16, 17, you will receive the same benefits as you would on February 16, 17.

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.

ONLINE PREMIER PASS SALES END  at 8:00am Thursday, February 14.

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

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

Yakima Area Wineries

Touring Yakima Wineries? View the Yakima Wine Map here.

AntoLin Cellars – Red Wine Chocolate Event:

Enjoy Red Wine and Chocolate at AntoLin Cellars on historic North Front Street in downtown Yakima.

  • Free Chocolate-Dipped Treats for all
  • Free Wine Tastings (for Premier Pass holders only)

Friday, February 15th, 1-9pm.  Saturday, February 16th, 12-7pm. Sunday, February 17th, 1-4pm
Monday, February 16th (Presidents Day). Wine Tasting Fees are $4 for a white flight and $6 for a red flight.   There are 4 whites and 5 reds in each flight.

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. 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 chocolates for the ultimate treat. A $10 tasting fee will be waived for Club members and Premier Pass holders.

Treveri Cellars 

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. On Sunday, 2/17, 14 Hands will be closed for a private wine club event.

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.

Domanico Cellars –  Open 11am – 5pm.

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 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 11-3 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

2018 Rosé Release  February 14-17.   Pair a glass of our new Rosé with a bite of  Cayenne Veracruz Orange White Chocolate. The slight spiciness of the chocolate adds an intense flavor to the wine. $8 for the pairing

Thurston Wolfe Winery will be closed February 16, 17.  

WIT Cellars – 

Yakima Valley Vintners will be closed February 16, 17.  

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 be closed February 16, 17.  

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


Date 17 February
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