Yakima’s New “Wine & Dine” Enhances 2013 Spring Barrel Tasting Experience

Yakima Valley’s annual Spring Barrel Tasting weekend, set for April 26-28, now features an enhanced visitor experience. The new Spring Barrel Tasting Wine & Dine program includes wine-themed dinners at participating Yakima Valley restaurants from April 24th to the 28th.

Participating restaurants have put together delightful dining combinations featuring Yakima Valley wines. Wine Yakima Valley Premier Pass holders can bring their pass to the restaurant for validation and receive a limited edition wineglass with each meal purchased. It features a new logo celebrating our wine region’s 30th anniversary. The Yakima Valley appellation was officially established in the spring of 1983.


Whether you’re from the valley or planning a much-needed getaway, Spring Barrel Tasting is ready for you to take part in our wine-filled weekend of festivities. Friday, April 26 kicks off the three-day event weekend with wineries opening their cellars, vineyards, and tasting rooms to all guests. Experience an exclusive sneak peek of wines from the barrel, indulge in wine-friendly food or dessert pairings, and become fully immersed in the wine culture with the accompaniment of live music along the way.

The $30 Spring Barrel Tasting Premier Passes can be purchased in advance by April 21, or for $35 at wineries during the event weekend. Premier Pass holders will receive waived tasting fees, access to exclusive pairings, library tastings and tours not available to the public.

While winding your way through the Yakima Valley, allow your photography skills to come alive and encapsulate its beauty and your memories. Photos can be entered into our Sip and Click contest for a chance to be a prize winner!

Simply follow these three steps:
1.Tweet or Facebook a photo of your Yakima Valley wine tasting experience
2.Mention your location (winery, restaurant, tasting room, etc.)
3.Use the hashtag: #Yakimawine

Come join in the fun and create your own memories at the largest, oldest, and most diverse wine region in Washington. Bring your pass and a wine glass to taste your way through the valley! We’ll see you there!

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