Celebrate Spring in Yakima Valley Wine Country

Spring Barrel Weekend - Yakima Valley Wine Tasting

Celebrate Spring in Yakima Valley Wine Country

March 18, 2024

Plan a Spring Barrel Weekend Getaway April 26 to 28

Yakima Valley vineyards are waking up from winter, orchards are about to burst into bloom and wildflowers are already lining the trails. That means it’s time for a trip to sip and savor where Washington wine was born! Yakima Valley Wine Country is where you find award-winning wines, warm welcomes and vineyard views. Wine tasting in this corner of the world is a unique experience where everyone can feel welcome, winetasting newcomers and experts alike. So come as you are and raise a glass or two where Washington wine was born. 

Start the spring season March 23 with a hands-on vineyard experience at Dineen Vineyards and keep an eye on our calendar for other winery events all season long.

Spring Barrel Weekend - Yakima Valley Wine Tasting

Spring Barrel Weekend

Yakima Valley wineries celebrate the season by opening their doors for springtime festivities during Spring Barrel Weekend. As the vineyards come to life, Spring Barrel events deliver unique wine tasting experiences. Take a trip the last weekend in April to discover the next great vintages with special tasting events all around the valley. Enjoy tastes of maturing wines pulled from the barrel, brand new spring wine releases, perfect pairings, hands-on wine education events, tours, goods and tasty bites from local vendors, live music and more.

Check the Spring Barrel Weekend lineup often, as wineries will continue to add their special events over the coming weeks.

Spring Barrel Weekend - Yakima Valley Wine Tasting

Take a Tasting Tour

So, what’s the best way to take in those springtime vineyard views on your wine tasting trip? Whether you come for Spring Barrel Weekend or for winery events throughout the season, schedule a unique wine country tour. The Little Hopper is well-known and loved as Yakima Valley’s craft beer bus, but they recently expanded with Grapevine Wine Tours. With the same comfortable ride and knowledgeable, entertaining guides who know the inside scoop, you can sit back and enjoy. Book your spot on one of their curated weekend wine tours or schedule private tours with the itinerary of your choice. Elite Tours offers plenty of amenities for their tours, including a bathroom, wet bar, refrigerator and five couches so you can stretch out and enjoy your ride.

Or, opt for an e-bike wine tasting tour. The folks at Kickstand Tours are ready to take you on an expertly led ride through wine country with at least three Zillah/Rattlesnake Hills, Prosser or Red Mountain winery stops. If you don’t find a pre-scheduled tour that fits, they’re happy to plan private tours for your group. If you prefer to be your own guide, reserve your rides at Boost Bikes has a lineup of e-bikes to ensure a great ride for all abilities and all are well suited for riding along the vineyards. Choose bike pick-up or delivery to a location of your choice. You can now schedule your pick-up at VanArnam Vineyards in Zillah.

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