Fall Sipping and Shopping
What better way to prepare for the busy holiday season than a relaxing road trip to Yakima Valley wine country? Why visit this time of year? Crisp fall days with clear, blue skies are perfect for wine tasting in beautiful, cozy Yakima Valley tasting rooms. Wine country also has a slower pace this time of year and you’ll find fewer visitors at the tasting bars. The excitement and activity of crush has passed and winemakers are busy behind the scenes perfecting the next great vintage while the peace of fall fills the Valley.
Stock Up and Save on Holiday Wine
Plan your trip to sip your way through the Valley and get ready for all your seasonal celebrations to come. Tour and taste new releases, discover your favorite new wines for holiday giving and choose the perfect wines for your holiday tables and events. Many wineries are busy putting together their holiday gift selections with lovely wine country packaging. Even better, enjoy special holiday savings at wineries throughout the Valley. You’ll find specials including single bottle discounts, discounted mix-and-match cases, multi-bottle packages with special holiday pricing and shipping discounts.
Thanksgiving in Wine Country
The traditional Thanksgiving in Wine Country weekend may be a little quieter this year, but several wineries have special events and activities planned. From holiday shopping with artisan vendors, live music, and delicious bites to new releases, special sales and even Black Friday events, you’ll find a perfect wine country stop for the weekend. Let’s make the most of next few weeks before some wineries take a winter break or shift to winter hours!
Yakima Valley Small Business Saturday
It just so happens that the weekend after Thanksgiving is also Small Business Saturday. Communities all around Yakima Valley wine country have plans to celebrate local shops, restaurants and artisan vendors. In Downtown Yakima, pick up a passport and shop local to win great gift baskets. In Selah, shop local small vendors for surprise, on-the-spot prizes and don’t miss the Holiday Market featuring local vendors. In Prosser, look for raffles, a scavenger hunt and lots of local deals. Even Yakima Valley Breweries are getting in to the spirit with on-site markets featuring local artisan vendors. Plan your stop at Wanderland of Wandering Hop Brewery and Single Hill Brewing.
Don’t forget to stop by the Yakima Valley Visitor Information Center for locally made artisan goods, Yakima Valley wine, tasty treats and craft brews. When you get home be sure to visit their online shop to share gift baskets with friends, family and associates.