Sipping & Savings – Thanksgiving Weekend in Wine Country

Sipping & Savings – Thanksgiving Weekend in Wine Country

November 20, 2019

It’s time for sipping and saving in Yakima Valley Wine Country! Each year, the weekend after thanksgiving, Yakima Valley wineries open their doors for Thanksgiving in Wine Country, an annual holiday tradition for many. It’s the perfect way to kick off the holiday season with fine wines, perfect food pairings, entertainment and holiday wine savings!  

Enjoy the scenic tour through wine country, relax with a glass of fine wine while you pick up some of the best deals of the year on wine for the upcoming festivities. Wineries throughout the valley offer special holiday pricing all weekend long. You’ll find Black Friday sales, mix-and-match case discounts, progressive bundle discounts and more!  

While you shop for the perfect wine for gift giving and your holiday tables, take time to make holiday crafts for gifts, taste mulled wine, do some holiday shopping and listen to live music. Come ready to sample and savor tasty wine and food pairings. Valley wineries offer hors d’oeuvres, chocolates and other treats paired with their wines. Meet the makers and learn how various wines pair with the flavors of holiday seasonings, sauces and traditional dishes to help with your holiday wine and food selections.

Enjoy the spirit of the holidays in wine country, with handmade gifts or items to brighten your home décor. Shop special holiday selections of gourmet foods, gift baskets and other specialty gifts. For the adventurers, take a horse-pulled wagon ride to the wineries or a winery t rail ride or pick out your fresh Christmas tree.


Make a stunning Holiday Wreath at Tanjuli Winery, from grapevines for only $20 on November 30. Also on November 30, watch the Gingerbread Build-off at Desert Wind Winery where local bakery teams compete. Vote for the favorite! Make your own gingerbread house for just $20 each. While you’re sipping fantastic Desert Wind wines, dine on Cascade Crust Wood Fired Pizza, shop holiday décor and find unique gifts from the Prosser Memorial Health Foundation. 

Stop byAlexandria Nicole Cellars and support Small Business Saturday on November 30 by tasting the best of the season and getting a head start on your gift giving! Shop the Walden Lane Gourmet pop up shop for Italian glass stackable bottles of expertly sourced infused oils, spice blends, and other foodie favorites.

Sage Bluff Alpacas will be selling their one of a kind treasures, luxurious alpaca fashions and accessories, at the pop up shop at 14 Hands Winery from November 29 through December 1. Enjoy a glass of wine and shop! Red Mountain Trails will be offering wild-cut Christmas trees this year, along with the wagon rides and campfire and wine-tasting at their newly opened winery on Fridays and Saturdays beginning on Black Friday until December 14!

Check out all our Thanksgiving in Wine Country listings for gift shop specials and discounts.


Listen to music as you sip in Downtown Yakima!  On Friday evening Antolin Cellars presents the band Die Bruder. Kana Winery will offer tastings and chocolates, as well as live acoustic style music on Friday and Saturday with hors d’oeuvres. On Saturday afternoon at Wilrdge Winery, enjoy the classic guitar tunes of Alan Greenwald from 2:00 pm to 5:00pm.

Savor delicious wine and food pairings at other wineries around the Valley. Mercer Wine Estates will be pairing wines with some local and regional cheeses, meats and other delicious foods. All weekend at Vanarnam Vineyards sample wines paired with holiday treats. On Saturday enjoy wood fired pizza and homemade tamales at Dineen Vineyards.  Wilridge Winery will have a food truck on the premises through the weekend, as well as a special tasting room menu. Milbrandt Winery will have small plates for purchase. Treveri Cellars always has a delicious menu of food items to choose from! Paradisos del Sol Winery will feature a tiny holiday tasting plate!


There’s no better time to stock up on your favorite wines for the holiday season – or to find your next favorite wine! Black Friday case sales and other holiday gift giving bargains abound during Thanksgiving in Wine Country weekend!  Join 14 Hands Winery for their Black Friday celebration, offering great deals on all their wines, as well as exclusive offers available in-store only. At the Milbrandt Winery Black Friday case sale, purchase two cases of wine and receive a glass of wine to enjoy while visiting. There are also discounts on half and full cases where you can mix and match half cases or get a full case of your favorite. The Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center stocks wines from all over Washington State and you can pick up 10% mixed-case discounts and specially-priced wines all day long at their Black Friday sale!

Stop by Kana Winery for generous progressive discounts on 3, 6 and 12 packs of wine. Don’t miss 1 cent shipping on all of Purple Star Winery Wine Gift Box sets, containing two bottles of wine and Chukar Cherries, from November 28 to December 14. Send your gift of 6+ bottles of Treveri Cellars bubbly for just one penny shipping during the month of November. Rider Cellars will offer 10% off mix and match wine cases, $1 off glass pours and will wave tasting fees with bottle purchase as well as offering 20% off all gift shop items. Enjoy 15% off all gift baskets and 10% off all holiday merchandise and 30 to 50% off select wines at Mercer Wine Estates.

Does $10 for a bottle of wine sound like a great deal? Severino Cellars will feature their 2013 Merlot at 6 bottles for $60 and Bonair Winery will feature their Double Gold award winning Merlot as a case special for $120. Visit Tanjuli Winery for special holiday pricing on all their wines:  Estate Pinot Noir is “Buy Two Get One Free”or get $10 off any two mix or match Estate Carmenere, Estate Nebbiolo and Petit Verdot. Check out the great wine specials at Coyote Canyon Winery, Dineen Vineyards, McKinley Springs Winery, Owen Roe Winery  and many more.

Don’t miss out on all the fun and these great wine deals!  Click here for your map to wine country or stop at the Yakima Valley Visitor Information Center & Gift Shop  to pick up your free map and complete listing of Thanksgiving in Wine Country events.

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