Until we can visit our favorite wineries, breweries and shops again, you can still connect with your favorite local makers virtually. Many of the Valley’s local businesses have created virtual events and set up creative new ways to enjoy locally made goods. Join a virtual wine tasting, enjoy a food and wine pairing, chat with the winemakers or play virtual bingo with a local brewer!
Virtual Winery and Brewery Experiences
- Two Mountain Winery is going to bring their tasting room to you and your friends! Gather some friends (virtually), order your favorite Two Mountain wine and schedule a time on their Virtual Rawndesvous page. When it’s time, join through the link they send, drink some wine, have some fun and pretend you’re doing it in person. Be sure to check their website for the rest of their #VirtualCheers events on Instagram to sip, chat and have fun! .
- Cooper Winery announces a great way to enjoy tacos and great wine! Take a Friday evening road trip on May 15 and May 22 to Cooper and grab a bottle, or two and tacos by Garcia’s – all from the seat of your car. They’ll practice safe social distancing for all to feel comfortable with your favorite CoopCrew. Send a text to 509.588.2667 and get your name on the list weekly, or book a time frame Facebook page. Check their Facebook page for other great ways to engage.
- Domanico Cellars plans to host virtual happy hours on Saturdays until they can open their doors once again! Join them for fun, frivolities and great chats over wine. Check their Facebook event page for weekly agenda and instructions to join.
- Fortuity Cellars invites you to Fridays at Five with Fortuity! Winemaker Lexi Sells has been busy in the cellars getting to know Fortuity wines. Now she’s ready to share with you what she’s been drinking! Register for the Zoom meeting by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Then join on Fridays at 5 pm. Also watch for some “zoombombs” by Emily and Lee, as well as other special guests. They’re also scheduling private virtual tastings on Zoom for you and your friends with a $120 purchase, as well as virtual wine and food pairing discussions each week. Check their social channels for information. .
- Single Hill Brewery invites you to BINGO Hosted by Max on Tuesdays, May 12 and 28, from 6 pm to 7 pm. How does it work? 1. Order for pickup or delivery from our online store. 2. Request a bingo card in your order comments (you’ll receive it with your order). 3. Tune into their Facebook Live at 6:00 and play along from the comfort and safety of your own home. Your host, Max, will take you on a magical journey you won’t soon forget.
- Last week the wineries of Red Mountain hosted a Virtual Happy hour on Facebook and you can still enjoy their entertaining and informative videos on each winery’s social channels. Purple Star Winery, Frichette Winery, Hedges Family Estate, Hightower Cellars and Tapteil Vineyard Winery took turns hosting 30-minute virtual tastings on their Facebook and Instagram pages. They encourage guests to watch, comment and purchase bottles for pick up or delivery. Check the wineries pages for updated information about getting their wines.
- Silver Lake Winery is hosting Wine Wednesdays on their Facebook page! They’ll feature one wine and one meal every Wednesday for you to enjoy! They’d love to hear your comments and ideas for future Wine Wednesdays.
Yakima Valley Arts
- Oak Hollow Custom Framing & Gallery and YakimaArt.com are honoring the majestic force of nature with a special exhibit — Reminiscing On the Eruption: Mt. St. Helen’s 40th Anniversary. Until we can all visit in person, they’re offering a sneak peak online through May 31. Where were you when it erupted?
- Mighty Tieton celebrates the future artists and visual thinkers of the Yakima Valley with their Virtual Student Art Exhibition.Sstudents have been sked to create work out of natural, recycled, upcycled, or repurposed materials, or for the imagery to relate to loving this planet we call home. The exhibition usually takes place in the stunning Mighty Tieton warehouse, but this year you can enjoy the exceptional student work online through May 31.
Health & Fitness
- Give the gift of fitness and adventure with Shannon and Andy Mahre of Mahre Made and Girls with Grit. Purchase a future paddle boarding, trail running or mountain biking clinic in their online store and have something to look forward to! In addition to clinics, you can also order gift cards and fabulous gear, such as Made and Girls with Grit clothing and hats, online. On the Mahre Made and Girls with Grit social channels, you’ll find loads of inspiration for sharing your love for adventure with your significant other and little ones and for reaching your next level. Coming soon is remote training, with workouts posted five to seven days a week on Instagram and Facebook stories for people to do from home!
- White Pass Ski Area closed as of March 16. The spring season pass sale is underway now! Purchase your season pass for next year’s adventure! In the meantime, all tickets remaining from current packages and pre-loads will be valid through January 31, 2021. While they are closed, uphill travel is permitted via snowshoe, skinning, XC skiing or hiking. You can also enjoy the Nordic trails. The ski area will not be patrolled and services will be closed with the exception of the Kracker Barrel Store.
Safe Local Shopping
- Fiddlesticks is open Monday through Saturday, from 10 am to 4 pm for curbside pick-up and delivery! Check their social channels for specials, such as “Buy 2 Clothing Items Get 1 Free.” You can find their clothing and other featured products on their website.
- Gretchen clothing boutique has reopened with limited hours from 11 am to 5 pm, Monday through Saturday, for curbside and home delivery. They also offer free shipping. Check their Facebook page for peaks at current inventory.
- Inklings Bookstore says, “Who could ask for better friends than we have?” They’re open now for online ordering, as well as curbside pick-up. You can browse their selection of books on their website and they always feature their great staff picks on their social channels. They’ve never led us wrong! Of course, you can always call in your special request as you’ve always been able to! Don’t miss their virtual story times on Facebook!
- The Little SoapMaker is taking online and phone orders for handcrafted, natural shea butter and goats milk soaps and other specialty products from 10 am to 6 pm. For any questions feel free to call during business hours. If you’re worried about not finding disinfectant sprays they’ve created an antibacterial super spray just for you, using essential oils that have antibacterial properties and natural ingredients. Take advantage of free shipping for phone and mail orders. Use the code “2020support” at check out.
- Chukar Cherries always offers online ordering. Now they’re offering curbside pick up at their Prosser store as well! Call to place your order. Let them know when you’ll be picking it up and they will bring it out to your car for you.
- Do your mouth a favor with Mick’s Pepper Jelly! Add a little heat to your home cooked meal and order a set of Mick’s Pepper jellies on their website.
- Kameo Flower Shop will remain open for business and continue to operate under the guidelines of CDC using stringent sanitary procedures. Check their website often for updates showcasing all the beautiful things in the store. Items are available to purchase by phone to accommodate customers that prefer not to come in. Kameo appreciates your continued support for all small businesses in Yakima. Stay safe, healthy and enjoy a beautiful bouquet of flowers or plants during time spent at home!
- Lil Brown Smoke Shack has a full online store to serve all of your tobacco and accessories needs with the best prices around.
- Selah Ridge Lavender Farm is your source for relaxation with the scent of lavender. Purchase locally grown lavender products online from this Selah farm and save the date, July 10 to 12, for their annual Lavender Harvest Days. They have a wonderful curbside pick-up right on the farm for all your favorite soaps and more! Schedule your pick-up!
- Vintage Me is offering virtual shopping. The shop features many of their unique décor and clothing items on Facebook and you can call for more information and to see what else this adorable little shop has. Join them for regular virtual shopping experiences on Facebook. Pick up curbside or they’ll drop or items in the mail. With their convenient location right next door to the post office, you can send people “thinking of you” gifts by mail. Call 509-834-8166 to set it all up. .
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