When you’re visiting the many wineries of the Yakima Valley, you are sure to find that one special winery where you truly connect with the wines, the winemakers and the ambiance. Nearly every one of the 120 wineries in the Yakima Valley have a wine club program, so picking your favorite can be a pretty … Continue reading Join a Yakima Valley Wine Club
Crush is a special time of year in Yakima Valley wine country. Harvest is over, and production for the next vintage is just beginning. It’s an exciting time for both winemakers and connoisseurs alike. To celebrate, most of the Yakima Valley’s wineries put on special events, including fall cuisine tastings, themed festivals, concerts and specialty … Continue reading Catch the Crush in the Yakima Valley
This is Fresh Hop Beer Week in the Yakima Valley and it’s all about the hops! Hop harvest is in full swing, and that pungent aroma in Downtown Yakima wafting through the streets is hops being processed and dried. Hops are used to flavor craft beer, and just like wine grapes, hops have different flavor … Continue reading The Beers of Fresh Hop Ale Festival
At the end of September each year, the Yakima Valley celebrates the end of the annual hop harvest, and every year, the party gets bigger and bigger. Culminating with Fresh Hop Ale Festival on September 30th, Fresh Hop Beer Week has become a multi-day celebration of hop harvest, the brewing industry and all things beer. … Continue reading Fresh Hop Beer Week!
Downtown Yakima’s easily walk-able city center is alive with wineries, breweries, restaurants and entertainment, but there are also plenty of imaginative art installations on display, designed to enhance our community’s beautiful streetscape. Take a walk on the streets of Downtown Yakima and enjoy the vibrant art in the heart of the city. DOWNTOWN SCULPTURES … Continue reading Downtown Yakima’s Art Scene
Hop harvest has officially begun in the Yakima Valley! Our valley is one of the most important hop growing regions in the world, and the craft beer industry wouldn’t be what it is today without our Valley’s hop growers. Though millions of people enjoy the beer that our hops help produce, most people don’t know … Continue reading A Field Guide to Hops
Summer wine tasting in the Yakima Valley is the perfect time for tasting Rosé. This refreshing wine was made for warm August evenings, and is an excellent way to cap off our celebration of Washington Wine Month. Rosé pairs well with cheese, seafood, pasta or BBQ, all of which can be found in abundance in … Continue reading WA Wine Month: In Search of Rosé