Pairing wine with food and friends is one of the best ways to celebrate Washington Wine Month. Relax at these wineries offering small plates (tapas), charcuterie platters or dinner paired with Yakima Valley wines. Most wineries also encourage visitors to picnic on their grounds with their own picnic items. Many wineries offer special events, such as winemaker dinners or catered events with live music. For a comprehensive winery event listing, click here.
Located in the Historic District of Downtown Yakima, this winery features live music on most weekends with food available for purchase. Due to its unique location, menus are provided from local restaurants to allow you to enjoy your wine as you order in.
Open Wednesday-Thursday 3-8pm, Friday 1-9pm, Saturday 1-7pm, Sunday 1-6pm.
Let Gilbert Cellars pour you a glass and serve you a gourmet cheese plate featuring Tieton Creamery hand-made cheeses, bacon wrapped figs or nosh on almonds and olives.
Open Monday – Thursday 1:00pm-7:00pm, Friday & Saturday 1:00pm-9:00pm (open until 10pm on First Fridays) Sunday 1:00pm – 6:00pm.
Known for its live music every Friday, with a jam session and Saturday bands, this winery also features catered food on First Friday and menus from local restaurants, as well as a Happy Hour cheese plate. Bring your “take out” for a friendly atmosphere to enjoy their wines.
Open Monday –Thursday 12-6:30pm, Friday-Saturday 12-10pm, Sunday 12-5pm.
The only sparkling wine tasting room in the Yakima Valley! This winery offers gourmet platters with choices from Mediterranean to Rustic to Pacific Northwest seafood, plus assorted gourmet flatbreads and smaller plates. Set on a picturesque hill, the view from the tasting room and patio overlooks the valley floor all the way to Mt. Adams.
Open Monday- Thursday 12-5pm Friday and Saturday 12-6pm Sunday 12-4pm.
One of the oldest estate wineries in the Yakima Valley! Choose from a selection of small plates and tapas. Theses specialty plates are offered only on Friday thru Sunday during the summer. Sit on the shaded patio overlooking the duck pond and courtyard while enjoying great wine and good company.
Open 10-5 daily.
They have cheese plates available for purchase, but they also encourage outside food. The friendly, knowledgeable staff (and maybe a Mercer or two) are always ready to serve you. They offer great seating indoors and out, and the patio is dog friendly! Stroll through the Carma Vineyard (the small Pinot Gris vineyard on-site), take a look into the barrel room and shop the retail space full of delightful gifts and gourmet food products. Call ahead if you’d like to arrange a tour of the production facility.
Open Wednesday – Sunday: 10am – 5pm.
They offer delighful wood fired pizza on selected Saturdays throughout the year. Chef Chris Guerra from Guerra’s Gourmet hand-crafts the pizza using fresh local ingredients. The patio seating offers an amazing view overlooking the vineyards and across the valley floor to the hills beyond.
Choose from two different charcuterie and cheese plates, salsa trio or bread basket with oils offered year-round. Sit on the patio enjoy your lunch and afterward play a round of Bocce Ball on their new court.
Open 11-5pm daily. Kitchen closes at 5pm.
Enjoy their fine wines paired with a deli meat and cheese plate, offered daily at the tasting room. Every first Friday of each month from 5pm-8pm, join McKinley Springs in their courtyard under the starry sky. Storytelling comes natural to winemakers and Doug McKinley has some great ones to share. Gather around and enjoy a glass of wine by the light of the fire, roast your own dinner or buy one of their Bonfire Boxes!
The Walter Clore Center offers a wine bites menu that is sure to please, from a delicious cheese platter to sandwiches, quiche and salads. The menu is subject to change.
Open daily 11:00am-5:00pm.
Their winery gift shop offers a selection of cheeses and packaged hard salami and crackers for purchase to enjoy on the expansive patio overlooking the Columbia River.
SPECIAL WINERY EVENTS
McKinley Springs, Coyote Canyon and associated wineries within Prosser’s Winemakers Loft feature live summer music events which include a food truck offering dinner menu items. The next event is September 16, featuring musical guest Griffin House. Light tapas and wine by the glass or bottle are available for purchase.
Doors open at 6:00 pm.
Featuring several local food vendors, including Twisted Sisters Gourmet, Los Primos Mexican and a juice bar and salads. The next concert is August 18, with Vaudeville Etiquette, a Seattle Alt-Americana with deep roots and a classic rock chemistry.
Doors open at 5 pm, show starts at 7 pm
Thomas Barber’s Spiral Road takes influence from film scores, pop music, classical and jazz from the past five decades and channels it into melodic original compositions. At each concert there is an opportunity to purchase a meal and dine under pear trees in the courtyard outside.
6:00pm-9pm every 2nd and 4th Saturday throughout the summer.
The Walter Clore Center holds educational and special events throughout the year, and this August 11th event honors those individuals who have made contributions of historical and lasting significance to the community and the wine industry. The gala is comprised of a reception, dinner, auction and dedication of the bronze plaque.
The Common Deer will perform their Pacific Northwest folk and blues at Wilridge Winery and Vineyards this Wednesday. The Common Deer have a unique blend of cello, mandolin, guitar, banjo, harmonica, hand percussion, and vocal harmonies. Their kitchen food truck will be serving their eclectic delights, along with wine and beer to go with their beautiful Cowiche Canyon view! Wednesday from 5:00-9:30 pm
Stop in and enjoy the tastes of Spain on August 19th, with three samplings of Sangria and a glass of your choice! Enjoy live music Saturday from 2 – 5 pm and yummy tacos from the Squeeze Inn!