Harvest and Fall Sipping in Wine Country

Harvest and Fall Sipping in Wine Country

October 6, 2021

It’s a beautiful time of year in Yakima Valley Wine Country, full of excitement for winemakers and wine lovers alike. Harvest is well underway throughout Valley vineyards with grapes on their way to local wineries. As crush begins, winemakers are ready to craft their next great vintage and you can feel the energy in the air! This is also a time when many wineries release new wines.

What better time to take a trip to wine country to share in the excitement of the season and find your next favorite Yakima Valley wine? It’s also a perfect time stock up on wine for the holiday season. Take an lovey drive through the vineyards beginning to take on stunning fall colors and enjoy fall sipping.

This weekend, October 7 – 10, several local wineries have special harvest and crush festivities on the calendar! Find harvest and winemaking experiences, grape stomping, harvest parties, delicious food and fun all around the Valley.

Be sure to leave time for a stop or two at local restaurants showcasing the abundant fall harvest, artfully paired with Yakima Valley wines. Farm stands throughout the Valley are full of your favorite fall fruits and vegetables. Stop by for fall flavors and pick up gifts, wine country décor and locally made artisan goods at Johnson Orchards, Ahtanum Berry Patch and Washington Fruit Place @ Barrett Orchards, where you’ll also find October Days festivities underway.

Get ready for a grape-stomping good time in Yakima Valley wine country! Crush is a special time of year in the Valley. Winegrowers and vintners from one end of the Valley to the other have been meticulously monitoring grapes on the vines to harvest them at precisely the right moment. As harvest draws to a close, excitement fills the air and Yakima Valley winemakers get ready to craft another outstanding Yakima Valley vintage.

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