After a fun-filled Winterfest last weekend, we’re excited about what the rest of 2016 will bring. One of the things we’re most looking forward to? Wine, wine, and more wine. Because of the long growing season of warm sunny days, Lake Chelan Valley recently exploded as a top-tier wine-making region and now features over 250 acres of vineyards and 20 wineries. So get ready to mark your calendars as we take a look at some of the wine events that visitors at any of the Lake Chelan resorts can look forward this year.
Every Friday, Saturday, & Sunday until May 29
Who says we have to wait for special events to have wine? To pave the way from winter all the way to summer, Lake Chelan Winery is giving free tours every weekend from now until the end of May. They’ll share their story, show their vineyards, and demonstrate their production methods, ending with a sample of fine wines.
Red Wine and Chocolate
February 13-14 & 20-21
What better way to celebrate the month of love than with a smooth red and decadent chocolate. For two weekends in February, Lake Chelan will buzz with couples on romantic getaways spoiling themselves with wine and chocolate tastings. After striving to keep resolutions through the month of January, you’ll be ready to reward yourself with a little indulgence.
April 16-17 & 23-24
As spring comes around, flowers will have bloomed into color and delicious wine will have fermented. For two weekends in April, white wine and rosé lovers will flock to Lake Chelan for the first taste of the newly released wines.
Spring Barrel Tasting
With the Spring Barrel tasting in May, you have the chance to taste future Chelan Valley wines straight from the barrel. Be the first to try the wines that are sure to be everyone’s favorite summer sippers.
October 1-2 & 8-9
Come experience the joys of winemaking with us in October, where there will be special wine-making demonstrations at many of the wineries in Lake Chelan. Hop from winery to winery to witness each step in the grape harvest and wine production, and even chuck your shoes and stomp some grapes if you wish. You’ll also have the chance to speak with growers and winemakers or do a tasting of some of the best wines in the region paired with foods by local restaurants. If you love wine as much as we do, this is surely an event to write in the books.
We hope you’re as excited about the rest of the year as we are. Over at Marina’s Edge, the newest of Lake Chelan resorts, we certainly have nothing to wine about. See you soon!