Summer Sipping Under Sunny Skies

July 31, 2019

Summer Sipping Under Sunny Skies

July 31, 2019

Make the most of Washington Wine Month this August! Leave the city behind and come to the source. Visit Yakima Valley wine country and enjoy summer sipping surrounded by rolling vineyards where we grow more than half of Washington’s wine grapes. Summer is the time for fine wine under Yakima’s sunny skies. Find the perfect place for enjoying wonderful Washington wines outdoors, from winery patios, terraces and courtyard to vast vineyards with mountain views.


Views to Remember

Owen Roe

Owen Roe

Treveri Cellars

Treveri Cellars

Wilridge Vineyard, Winery & Distillery

Wilridge Vineyard, Winery & Distillery

Freehand Cellars

Freehand Cellars

Yakima Area Wineries

Wilridge Vineyard, Winery, and Distillery Sit on the porch of the 100-year-old farmhouse and take in the views of the surrounding vineyards and Cowiche Canyon. Visit during Sunday Serenades, the afternoon free concerts or the free Wine Down Wednesday evening concerts and watch from the lawn next to the estate vineyards.

Treveri Cellars Set on a hill overlooking the valley toward Mt. Adams this is a a wondrous place to sip sparkling wine from the premier sparkling wine house in Washington. Order from their selection of gourmet flatbreads and small plates. Visit during the Movies on the Lawn event, Happy Hour Fridays or one of the many other special events.

Owen Roe Iconic views of rows of vines extending over the hills, this winery offers excellent vineyard views. Sit outside the tasting room for a picnic.

Freehand Cellars Savor expansive views across the valley with Mt. Adams in the distance from your hill-top tree-shaded picnic table. Order a charcuterie plate to share.

Gilbert Cellars Hackett Ranch Attend one of the Music in the Vines Concerts or schedule your private tour of the vineyards and winery to take in views of vineyards, orchards and hills surrounding the Yakima Valley.


VanArnam Vineyards

VanArnam Vineyards

Hyatt Vineyards

Hyatt Vineyards

Silverlake Winery

Silverlake Winery

Zillah Area Wineries

Dineen Vineyards  Every Saturday from 12 to 5 pm Chef Chris Guerra crafts Neapolitan style pizza featuring local produce and cooked in a traditional pizza oven. Views overlook the vineyards toward Mt. Adams on this beautiful patio.

Hyatt Winery The huge lawn and gazebo overlooks the vineyards of the Rattlesnake Hills AVA from the hill.  A perfect picnic spot!

Knight Hill Winery This boutique winery sits at the highest elevation in Rattlesnake Hills with views of Mt. Adams and Mt. Rainier, Vineyards and orchards across the valley to the next range of hills.

Silverlake Winery The large deck overlooks the vineyards to the hills in the distance. There is a large grass lawn for picnicking. Don’t miss the annual Harvest Party, “Return to Vinoritaville,”  with grape stomping, games, amazing music, delicious food, ice cold Vinoritas, vendors and much more, at the end of August.

VanArnam Vineyards Order from the Tin Roof Grill on weekends to enjoy on the shaded patio with views of vineyards, Mt. Adams and Mt. Rainier. In the evening, visit for the outdoor summer concert series.

Velen Winery  Enjoy views across the rolling green hills surrounding the winery toward Mt. Adams, and a unique glimpse of the abundant agriculture of the Zillah Area from this boutique winery, new to the Yakima Valley.


Hedges Family Estates

Hedges Family Estates

Tapteil Vineyard Winery

Tapteil Vineyard Winery

Red Mountain Area Wineries

Col Solare This state-of-the-art winery, situated high upon the slope of Red Mountain, offers stunning views of the fan-shaped vineyards, the Valley, Mt. Adams and Horse Heaven Hills. Purchase a plate of gourmet cheeses and cured meats to accompany your wine selection.

Hedges Family Estates You’ll feel like you’re in France sitting in the courtyard by the fountain, in front of the chateau. Take in the views of the Red Mountain Vineyards and hills beyond. Visit for special art shows and events.

Tapteil Vineyards: Take in panoramic views of the Red Mountain Vineyards from this hill-top terrace. Bring a picnic and sample the wines, fine oils and vinegars.


Maryhill Winery

Maryhill Winery

Maryhill Winery

Maryhill Winery

Columbia River Winery

Maryhill Winery: Don’t miss the impressive view of Mt. Hood on the expansive, vine-covered terrace overlooking the Columbia River. Free live music on the weekends.


Winery Patios, Terraces and Courtyards

Mill Lane Winery

Mill Lane Winery

Antolin Cellars

Antolin Cellars

Kana Winery

Kana Winery

Yakima Area Wineries

Antolin Cellars: Sit on the outside patio, watch the train go by and sip on fine wines or their signature wine slushy. Enjoy the ambiance of Downtown Yakima’s Historic Front Street. Antolin Cellars schedules live music almost every weekend, as well as Wednesday paint nights, art classes and art shows.

Kana Winery In the shade from the iconic Larson Building in Downtown Yakima, sip fine wine in the sunken patio as you listen to live music on Friday and Saturday evenings.  Whether you bring your own snacks or bring an order of take out, this is a great place to have dinner paired with their wines.

Gilbert Cellars Watch the world go by on Downtown Yakima’s Historic Front Street. Order from their select menu for a light pairing with their wines. Gilbert Cellars has regularly scheduled live music and art showings.

Mill Lane Winery Enjoy the outdoors and county views from the patio as you taste these small batch fruit wines, made by fruits other than grapes. They offer 35 different wines.


Bonair Winery

Bonair Winery

Maison de Pagett Winery

Maison de Pagett Winery

Two Mountain Winery

Two Mountain Winery

Zillah Area Wineries

Bonair Winery One of the first 17 wineries in Washington State, Bonair was established in the late 80s. Experience views of vineyards from the courtyard patio overlooking the duck pond of this beautiful estate winery.

Cultura Winery Visit this micro-boutique winery and sit outside the unique barn tasting room while you taste their small lot handcrafted wines in the heart of Rattlesnake Hills wine country.

J.Bell Cellars Savor delicious brick oven pizza on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as special menus on music evenings. Sit back in the lovely courtyard shaded by pear trees and shade sails. Don’t miss the Jazz at J. Bell series or the Music in the Meadows on the lush lawn surrounded by gorgeous lavender fields.

Maison de Pagett Winery Bold Tuscany architecture, crushed marble pillars imported from Spain, hand-crafted,oak-wrapped iron doors, high ceilings and custom stone work make this winery a feast for the eye. Stroll through their meticulously groomed European gardens and enjoy a picnic on their covered patio.

Severino Cellars Stop by this charming, restored turn-of-the-century farm house with a front porch and back patio to enjoy your winetasting.

Two Mountain Winery Visitors love to gather on the patio at the entrance to the tasting room to take in views of the vineyard and fill their lovely, large lawn on music and movie nights.


Red Mountain Wineries

Tucannon Cellars Enjoy a scenic view of the beautiful grounds, Red Mountain and Horse Heaven Hills from the second-story deck. The deck was built around an existing tree, which means plenty of shade! Pristine paths, lush grounds, flowing streams, tranquil waterfalls and soothing music make these grounds the perfect place to wander and get lost in conversation or thought.


Pontin Del Roza

Pontin Del Roza

Milbrandt Vineyards

Milbrandt Vineyards

Prosser Area Wineries

Airfield Estates Check out this unique winery with great wines in Vintners Village. The shaded, walled courtyard with lovely plantings lends itself to an intimate feel. Take advantage of the winery tours and special events.

Barrel Springs This is an estate winery with a tasting room nestled in park-like grounds surrounded by the estate vineyards, perfect for savoring the premium varietal wines.

Domanico Cellars Sit outside the barn tasting room and enjoy the nearby vineyards.

Mercer Estates Enjoy the great seating outside and stroll through the Carma Vineyard, the small on-site Pinot Gris vineyard. Take a look into the barrel room and shop delightful gifts and gourmet food products. Cheese plates are available for purchase but they also encourage outside food. 

Milbrandt Vineyards Experience the walled courtyard and views of Vintners Village Wineries and surrounding hills. On Happy Hour Sundays, enjoy discounts on wine by the glass and $3 off small plates from 2 pm to 5 pm. Check for live music events.

Pontin Del Roza Relax on their comfortable terrace with beautifully landscaped grounds overlooking abocce ball court.

Thurston Wolfe Kick back on the patio in the middle of Vintners Village, the perfect spot for wine tasting and people watching.


Winemakers Loft

McKinley Springs,   Coyote CanyonMartinez & Martinez Winery,
Gingko Estates all share a walled courtyard with fountain. Check out the Lounging in the Lofts Summer Series on Saturday nights August 2, 17 and 24, offering small plates for purchase.

Columbia Crest Winery: Beautifully manicured lawns and landscaping surround a courtyard for wine tasting.

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