Getting Ready for a Great 30th Anniversary of Yakima Valley AVA

Out with the old and in with the new. Winter quarter has arrived as we close out our 2012 holiday season. The tasting room is open by appointment during the month of January which gives us time to prepare our next releases just in time for 2013’s Red Wine and Chocolates celebration in the Yakima Valley.
This is a banner year in the Yakima Valley AVA as we launch the celebration of our 30th anniversary as Washington’s premier wine growing region.In early 1983, the federal government designated the Yakima Valley as the first wine growing appellation north of California. Across the following three decades, the Yakima Valley wine industry has consistently justified its status as the “first growth” of Washington State.
The Yakima Valley has grown more wine grapes for Washington wineries than any other appellation. Simultaneously, it has cultivated most of the best wine in the region, since award-winning wineries from Woodinville to Walla Walla to the Willamette Valley have grown to greatness through their use of Yakima Valley grapes.
Celebrate with us this year with a trip to the Yakima Valley Vintner’s tasting room and teaching winery. Taste our award winning, hand crafted wines and take some home to share with your family and friends. Our new releases for February include our award winning 2010 Primitivo and a special two pack of our 2010 Science Fair Carmenere.Brad Smith — at Yakima Valley Vintners.