Spring Barrel Tasting
Apr 22, 2016 – Apr 24, 2016
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.
Purchase a PREMIER PASS allowing access to exclusive benefits available only during this Spring Barrel Tasting weekend at 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.
Passes purchased through April 13 will be shipped to you at the shipping address you provide during checkout beginning April 15.
Passes purchased after April 13 will be available for pick-up during the event weekend at the location selected during checkout.
ONLINE PREMIER PASS SALES END APRIL 19.
*PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN GLASS. Wineries cannot provide glasses during large event weekends.Click Here to Buy Your Exclusive Premier Pass!
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Premier Passes are available for $35 at the door at select wineries during the event weekend. PASSES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
Following are benefits offered to Premier Pass holders from participating wineries. Wineries are submitting information regularly, please check back to see what your favorite winery is offering.
♥ Waived Tasting Fee
$ Tasting Fee Not Waived with Premier Pass
PASS SALES This venue is selling Premier Passes during the event weekend
Yakima Area Wineries
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♥AntoLin Cellars – Join us for Spring Barrel at AntoLin Cellars Friday, April 22 – Sunday, April 24. Premier Pass holders will enjoy waived tasting fees. For non- pass holders tasting fees are $4 for a white flight and $6 for a red flight. There are 4 whites and 5 reds in each flight. Food from Flying Pig BBQ all three days. Friday we’ll be open 1PM – 9PM and will have live music from Sieve. Saturday we’ll be open from 1PM – 9PM and will have live music from Krome. Sunday we’ll be open 12PM – 4PM.
♥Gilbert Cellars – Enjoy spring barrel with Gilbert Cellars at TWO LOCATIONS: the Downtown Tasting Room and The Hackett Ranch. Premier Passes available on Wine Yakima Valley’s website and at designated passport locations. At Downtown Tasting Room – PASS SALES (passes will be sold at the Downtown location only). Enjoy a Featured Tasting throughout the weekend at our downtown tasting room. Complimentary for Premier Pass holders and $5 without a Premier Pass. Tasting credit given per each bottle purchased and a 10% off purchases of 6 bottles or more. Receive $100 off a case of Gewürztraminer this weekend! FRI 12PM- 9PM, SAT 12PM- 9PM, SUN 12PM- 6PM. No tastings after 5pm FRI & SAT. *We will not have barrel samples at this location. At The Hackett Ranch – Get a glimpse into a day at the winery! Visit us for a guided tasting through barrel samples and current releases. Pack a picnic and take in the views of the Ahtanum Ridge, orchards, and the Sunrise vineyard at bud break. Tastings are complimentary for Premier Pass holders and $5 without a Premier Pass. Tasting credit given for each bottle purchased and a 10% discount on purchases of 6+ bottles. We kindly request that parties over 10 notify us in advance. Please contact Jessica 1 hour before your arrival. (509) 961- 0760 Tastings 11AM – 4PM FRI, SAT, SUN. Passes will NOT be available for purchase at The Hackett Ranch.
♥Kana Winery – Kana Winery is located in the heart of “Downtown Yakima” just 2 blocks away from Gilbert Cellars and Antolin. 15 minutes from Natches Heights and Wilridge. Kana Winery will be offering deep discounts on select red and white wines. There will be food pairings to match the wines on special. Kana Winery is surrounded by fabulous restaurants in the downtown area. Take a little time out to enjoy one or all! Kana Winey will have music Friday, Saturday and part of Sunday. Special holiday hours: Friday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am- 5pm, Monday 10am-6pm. Friday & Saturday evenings acoustic music 7pm-10pm, Sunday 1pm-3pm. PASS SALES
♥Naches Heights Winery – Spring Barrel at Naches Heights includes two spectacular wineries in one beautiful location! Naches Heights Vineyards & Wilridge Tasting Room both overlook the beautiful Cowiche Canyon and it’s many hiking trails! Together they are offering a spectacular Spring Barrel Weekend, which includes live music, artisan bites, and of course award winning wine! Join us April 22nd-24th from 11-7 each day as we taste from the barrel; NHV Tempranillo, and Wilridge Tempranillo & Syrah! Sammies Hand Crafted Eatery will be on site Friday (3-7), Saturday, & Sunday (11-7), along with musician Sam Watts, (4-6)! Join us for hiking, wine tasting, music, and more!
♥Owen Roe – Come join us at Owen Roe WA for Spring Barrel 2016! We will be offering a 10% discount of all regularly priced wines, as well as waiving tasting fees for Premier Pass holders. We will be tasting 2015 reds out of barrel, and 2015 Cordon Cut Late Harvest Riesling! We will also have Twisted Sisters Creations onsite as a food vendor for Spring Barrel weekend.
♥Treveri Cellars – Join us from 11-5PM on Saturday and 11-4PM on Sunday for Spring Barrel Release! We’ll have a tasting route through the cellar, and Premier Pass holders will receive 15% off case purchases. This is a fabulous weekend you won’t want to miss. PASS SALES
♥Wilridge Winery & Vineyard – Spring Barrel at Naches Heights includes two spectacular wineries in one beautiful location! Naches Heights Vineyards & Wilridge Tasting Room both overlook the beautiful Cowiche Canyon and it’s many hiking trails! Together they are offering a spectacular Spring Barrel Weekend, which includes live music, artisan bites, and of course award winning wine! Join us April 22nd-24th from 11-7 each day as we taste from the barrel; NHV Tempranillo, and Wilridge Tempranillo & Syrah! Sammies Hand Crafted Eatery will be on site Friday (3-7), Saturday, & Sunday (11-7), along with musician Sam Watts, (4-6)! Join us for hiking, wine tasting, music, and more!
Zillah Area Wineries
Touring Zillah Wineries? View the Zillah Wine Map here.
♥Agate Field – Come to Agate Field, on April 22 thru 24 from 10 to 5, and enjoy tasting our Premium red wines that exhibit a lovely fruit forward introduction with a rich body and lingering silky finish. We will be serving our slightly sweet new 2015 release Semillon white wine, it is refreshing with a smooth pleasant flavor. Introducing and pairing our new release 2010 Tessa red wine, 2009 Moon Rider cabernet franc and 2009 Drifter Syrah with our Dark Chocolate Brownies. Taco Loco will have food available for purchase. Enjoy your lunch and wine while listening to the fantastic voice and music performed by Alexius Harris on Saturday and Sunday. Premier Pass holders will receive a free tasting and all discounts for the weekend, including 10% off wine purchase over $30 and 15% off wine purchase over $75. We will also be having discounts, up to 40% off 6 bottles and up to 65% off cases, of selected wines. We look forward to seeing you!!
Cultura Wine – Cultura Wine will be **OPEN** Friday the 22nd 10:00-5:00, **CLOSED** Saturday the 23rd and **OPEN** Sunday the 24th from 10:00-5:00. $1 tasting fee donated to Yakima Valley Pet Rescue.
♥Dineen Family Vineyards – Dineen Vineyards will be offering a free tasting of its Kamiakin label wines to all Premier Pass holders for Spring Barrel tasting. We will also have wood-fired pizza available for purchase.
♥Horizon’s Edge Winery – We have some fantastic new releases for both Spring Barrel Tasting weekends: A new vintage Intimate Affair Cabernet Sauvignon Port, a new vintage Late Harvest Muscat Canelli, and a very special Orange Muscat white port, (wonder what this tastes like?) In addition some great specials, as always the semi-sweet Foreplay chardonnay 1.5L (3 for $30.00), a 3 bottle mix or match red wine for $45.00, and finally a favorite (6 bottles of port style wines for $120.00). Not to mention, on Saturday, April 23rd, for all you music lovers, our traditional live local Yakima band, “The X- Band,“ playing from 1pm to 4pm. Premier Pass holders will receive a complimentary tasting ($5.00 value). Remember your Horizon’sEdge/MaisondePadgett purchase punch card to reap the benefits. We are ready for the celebration to begin!
J Bell Cellars & Lavender – Stop by at J. Bell Cellars to taste and enjoy newly released wines, unreleased Cabernet Sauvignon, tasty BBQ and listen to the live music. We will be open April 22 -24, 11am -5 pm. April 23 we will have a live music by Ben Macy 1-4, Flying Pig BBQ and of course our delicious wine!
♥Knight Hill Winery – Join us for Spring Barrel weekend where Premier Pass holders will enjoy waived tasting fees. We will be doing a side by side tasting of two barrels both containing 2013 Knight Hill Cabernet Franc; folks love seeing if they can taste the difference in types of oak and if they can tell which is French, Eastern European, or American.
♥Maison de Padgett Winery – Wow, time for Barrel Tasting 2016. Maison de Padgett will be ready both weekends with a new batch of Smoking Gun Coffee Port, Lipservice Rose 1.5L $14.95 or (3 for $30.00), and our Cash Cow 1.5L red blend ($24.95) or (3 for $50.00). In addition, Quentin’s Corner non-oaked Chardonnay $10.00/bottle or a case(12 bottles) for $60.00. On Saturday April 23,2016, bring your dancing shoes and come hungry, we will be rockin’ with a live band from 1pm to 4pm, and will have a local FOOD TRUCK on site (Saturday 4-23-2016) for your afternoon snackin’. The Yakima Valley Premier Passport holders receive complimentary tasting of all our wines ($5.00 value) for both weekends. Remember to bring your MaisondePadgett/Horizon’sEdge punch card and continue to receive the special benefits. Rattlesnake Hills Current Passport benefits: purchase 6 bottles within the year 2016 and receive a Maison de Padgett logo coffee mug ($8.00 value). Bags of Popcorn ($2.00) will be for sale to support Carlin Padgett’s 9th grade June 2017 school trip to Washington D.C. We look forward to a wonderful 2016 wine tasting season. Cheers!
♥Masset Winery – Masset Winery has a very special Spring Barrel Tasting planned. Our barrel to sample this year will be our 2015 Zinfandel and Reserve Tasters will be able to compare it to our 2015 Primitivo (Italian heritage variety of Zinfandel). Six new release wines including our first varietal bottlings of Barbera and Pinot Noir and our 10th vintage of Sandra Jean Reserve Red Wine, Syrah, Petit Sirah and le Petit Rouge. Local artists will be displaying art in various mediums and some will be for sale. Special prices on select wines and as always excellent case discounts. Complimentary tasting for Premier Pass holders.
$Paradisos del Sol Winery – We at Paradisos are passionate about making barrel tasting an educational experience. Paul, the Man in the Wild Pants, comes up with a different presentation every year, and he has been doing this for over 30 years! This year we will be tasting Teroldego and Xarel·lo, two very unknown grapes. After the micro-mini seminar, we offer a micro-mini 11-course winemaker tasting, 11 teensy tiny bites of food to go with our 11 different wines. Sip, Sip, Bite, Sip! Our $10 tasting fee is applied towards a purchase of at least $20. Part of every tasting fee paid is donated to the Yakima Humane Society. Passport holders receive 10% off your purchase of 2 or more bottles; 30% off bottles and 50% off case purchase on selected wines. We have two wines that are under $100 a case. Come Taste Paradise!
$Portteus Winery – We will be offering wine to taste from the barrel. Tasting fee waived with purchase of a bottle.
♥Severino Cellars – Make Severino Cellars your first stop as you indulge in a weekend full of wine. We are most excited to share with you our very carefully handcrafted wines, straight from the barrel. Our Severino Red will be on sale, 6/$60 and our new release of 2012 Syrah will be on the bar. The Squeeze Inn food truck will be back to supply lunch on our beautiful grounds, the sun will be shining and wine will be flowing. Our tasting fee is waived for all Premier Pass holders. Join us for one of the best ways to enjoy the Yakima Valley. Open 10am-6pm, for information call 509.829.3800
♥Silver Lake Winery – The biggest BYOG (bring your own glass) event of the year! Silver Lake is the place to be Spring Barrel weekend! Live Music Saturday by The Mongrels and Sunday by Redwood Son! 3 Local food vendors – Kim’s Got Smoke , Bastinelli Sauces and Out of the oven. Each vendor will be paired with a Barrel sample! We will also have local vendors for your shopping needs and of course discounts! Premier Pass holder will receive free admission to barrels and tasting room (general admission $10). For More info : Mvinansky@washingtonwine.com / 509 829 6235
♥Two Mountain Winery Join us for the annual barrel tasting madness. We will be tasting Cabernet and Chardonnay from the barrel (unless we pull an audible and knock down a different variety…come by and see for yourself)! $5 tasting fee waived for Premier Pass holders. Live music April 23rd 2-5pm and delicious tacos to make it just that much more awesomer (we know, but we like it as a word anyways). Private Brother’s Reserve Tasting will be offered April 23rd-24th only @ 2pm $15pp must RSVP. PASS SALES
♥VanArnam Vineyards – VanArnam Vineyards will be open Friday 12-6, Sat. 11-6 and Sunday 11-5 for barrel tasting during this fun weekend. Tasting is free for Premier Pass holders. Saturday, Guerra’s Gourmet will be onsite serving their famous Gourmet Hot Dogs. Bring your picnic and enjoy the gorgeous view from our patio and lawn.
Sunnyside/Grandivew/Prosser Area Wineries
Touring Sunnyside/Grandview/Prosser Wineries? View the Prosser Area Wine Map here.
♥14 Hands – On Saturday, April 23rd, relax in our courtyard while listening to music by Sammy Eubanks from 11:30am-3:30pm. Small bites and wines by the glass will be available for purchase. Tasting fees waived for Premier Pass holders. Tour buses by appointment only please.
♥Airfield Estates – Airfield Estates will be debuting the new 2015 Rose’, barrel tasting the upcoming 2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, and offering some great wine discounts! Save 10% off four bottles, 15% off six bottles, 25% off full cases, 30% off cases for club members, plus futures discounts on the Res. Cab. Enjoy LIVE music by Evan Egerer on Saturday, April 23, from 2-5pm. Also on Saturday, check out our local vendors – the Rustic Barrel (wine barrel furniture) and Bonneville Smoked Salmon & Cheese. Airfield’s $5 tasting fee is waived for Premier Pass holders and Airfield Club Members. Be sure to bring your own wine glass or feel free to purchase them at the door for a discounted rate.
Barrel Springs Winery – Join us for Spring Barrel Tasting April 22, 23 and 24, 2016. Our wine thief is ready to take samples of our 2015 Malbec from the barrel . We will also be pouring several of our award winning wines paired with artisan cheeses from Holland and the state of Utah for you to sample, taste and enjoy. All cheese sampled is available for purchase. Case specials for the weekend will be from 20 to 50% off. Don’t miss out!
Chinook Wines – Chinook Wines will be open by appointment only. 509-786-2725, email@example.com
Co Dinn Cellars – Co Dinn Cellars will be open by appointment only. 509-840-2314
Côte Bonneville – Côte Bonneville will be open by appointment only. 509-840-4596
♥Thurston Wolfe Winery – We will be tasting 2015 Petite Sirah from the barrel and PGV, Spaniard, Petite Sirah, Geologist (Bordeaux blend) and Touriga Nacional Port sampled from the bottle with a 20% discount on all poured wines. We will be open both weekends for the event. Saturday, April 22 will be Premier Pass only. The other days we will be open for either Premier Pass holders or $10 entrance days.
♥Yakima Valley Vintners – Student winemakers will be providing complimentary facility tours with educational stations featuring food and wine pairings, aeration of wines, and a barrel tasting. Premier Pass holders will receive a complimentary reserve tasting. All guests will receive a 20% discount on case purchases.
Red Mountain Area Wineries
Touring Red Mountain Wineries? View the Red Mountain Wine Map here.
♥Chandler Reach Vineyards – Chandler Reach Winery will be offering the best we have in the barrel and the bottle! Take advantage of our ’07 Reserve Sangiovese special, while sampling from our Estate Red Wine barrel! Live music all weekend, food available for purchase, amazing case discounts! $5 event fee waived for Premier Pass holders and Villa Club members. Bring your own glass or purchase a Chandler Reach signature glass for $5. Fri-Sun, 11-5.
♥Cooper Wine Company – Premier Pass holder will enjoy a 4 year vertical of our Cooper Estate Cabernet Sauvignon from Barrel to Library – 2014 Barrel Samples for Cooper Estate Cab Sauv., 2015 Barrel Samples for Cooper Estate Cab Sauv., 2013 Bottle Samples for Cooper Estate Cab Sauv. ,2012 Library Samples for Cooper Estate Cab Sauv.
♥Frichette Winery – Join us for our King Cab Celebration for Spring Barrel. Enjoy tasting our almost sold out 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon and an unreleased Cabernet Sauvignon. We’ll also pour our Semillon and Punctual Red Blend. Bring your own glass or purchase one of our logo glasses for $10. Premier Pass Holders and Frichette Cru Wine Club Members enjoy complimentary tasting. Open Daily Noon to 5pm.
♥Kiona Vineyards and Winery – Help us with a little disagreement we have in the office. There are those of us that are convinced I could write anything in this space, and nobody would notice. So help me secure triumphant bragging rights. When you visit this Spring Barrel, tell any one of our friendly staff the following code phrase: “It’s a lovely day for french toast.” We’ll pour you a super secret under-the-table wine. That’s the cherry-on-top of an already awesome lineup of educational tours and barrel tastings that we have planned. So don’t leave me hanging. See you this weekend.
♥Kitzke Cellars – Join us for Spring Barrel weekend where Premier Pass holders will receive 25% off case purchases of our Seattle Wine Awards “Double Gold” 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon ($270 per case) and Seattle Wine Awards “Gold” 2010 Monte Caramelle ($297). We’ll also be offering our whole cluster Nebbiolo Rosé for $15 per bottle. PASS SALES
♥Purple Star Winery – Join us at Purple Star where we will be offering an oak barrel vs concrete tank comparison of our 2015 Syrah as well as cheese and crackers. Premier Pass holders will receive complimentary tasting.
♥Sleeping Dog Winery – Sleeping Dog Wines will be open Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday from 11 to 5 for Spring Barrel Tasting. We will be pouring a variety of our bottle-aged red wines, and featuring special case prices for 2006 Merlot, 2007 Syrah, and 2008 Malbec as well as offering tastes of the 2015 vintage from the tank. As always, we do not require a tasting fee, but encourage visitors to bring their own glass. For those early birds who are celebrating getting their taxes filed, or just wanting to avoid the crowds, we also will be open April 14/15/16 and offering the same inducements.
♥Tapteil Vineyard Winery – Tapteil Vineyard Winery on Red Mountain will compare the effects of oak barrel aging on wine. A $5 tasting fee will be waived for Premier Pass holders. Test your palate at the barrel then taste our current releases. Food will be provided for purchase by Flying Pig BBQ on both April 16 & 23. Enjoy the view of Red Mountain and the Yakima Valley from our terrace. Check out our new look! PASS SALES
♥Terra Blanca Winery –Spring Barrel at Terra Blanca will include a variety of exciting activities! Premier Pass holders will be able to enjoy complementary wine tastings of our award winning, estate produced Signature Series wines, waiving our $5 tasting fee. What goes better with wine than delicious cheese? Mount Townsend Creamery will be here to help please your palates with various cheese samples that will make your mouth water. Members of our wine club can enjoy an exclusive VIP area to relax and indulge. The Terra Blanca Vineyard Grill will be open for lunch Friday, Saturday and Sunday with service beginning at noon. While you’re here, be sure to check out the amazing wine specials we will be running throughout the weekend that will help you to stock your cellars! PASS SALES
♥Tucannon Cellars – This year for Spring Barrel Tasting at Tucannon Cellars we want the event to be as educational as it is fun! For the entirety of the event our Tucannon Clubbers and Premier Pass Holders will get the opportunity to sample the same vintage of Syrah out of 3 different kinds of oak barrels, allowing you to literally taste the difference in each! We’re also going to be featuring Kindra’s Wok ‘N Roll Asian fusion cuisine Saturday, 12:00 – 5:00, and live music on our scenic back deck from 5:00 – 8:00 with local band Diversity. Great times and spectacular wines paired with live music and soul food!”
Passes purchased through April 13 will be shipped to you at the shipping address you provide during checkout beginning April 15.
PASSES purchased after April 13 will be available for pick-up during the event weekend at the location selected during checkout.
ONLINE PREMIER PASS SALES END APRIL 19.