Register now for the 2018 Walla Walla Wine Bloggers Conference
Join Cascade Valley Wine Country at the 2018 Walla Walla Wine Bloggers Conference! Cascade Valley Wine Country will be hosting this years opening luncheon and we would love to see you there! Join us for a weekend of wine education and the chance learn about and taste some of Washington’s finest wines. Click Here to Register today! Why Attend The Wine Bloggers Conference was one of the first niche blogging conferences in the world, was the first-ever large gathering of wine bloggers, and is the only such gathering in existence today. If you are a wine blogger/writer or want to meet wine bloggers, this is the event for you. While the conference is oriented towards wine bloggers and writers, it is also very applicable to those in the wine industry. Winery marketers and communication experts, winery associations, DMOs, and others will prosper not just from making connections with wine bloggers but from the outstanding content as well. Here are a few reasons why you should consider attending: Excellent Content including sessions on writing, social media, technology, community building, career growth, and marketing Outstanding Wine Tastings from our many sponsors Friday Excursions Plus Optional Pre-Conference and Post-Conference Excursions that allow you to see the Walla Walla […]
72 Hours in Cascade Valley Wine Country
Are you visiting Lake Chelan, Wenatchee, or Leavenworth this summer? Check out this great article “72 hours in Cascade Valley Wine Country” from Wine Press North West for a insiders look on where to sip, stay and play will visiting Cascade Valley Wine Country!
The 2018 Seattle Wine Awards Results are in!
Congratulations to all Cascade Valley Wine Country wineries who participated in this year’s Seattle Wine Awards! If you haven’t had a chance to see where your favorite wines of the year stack up check out their website for the full list of this years award winning wines. Gold 2015 37 Cellars Malbec Summit View Malbec $20.01 – $35.00 Silver 2014 37 Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Pepper Bridge Vineyard Cabernet $35.01 — Over Best of Class 2016 Ancestry Cellars Le Cortege Chenin Blanc Columbia Valley Chenin Blanc $20.01 – $35.00 Best of Class 2017 Ancestry Cellars Grandma Lila’s Rosé Sangiovese Columbia Valley Rosé — Single Open Category Bronze 2016 Ancestry Cellars Rejouissant Sauvignon Blanc Columbia Valley Sauvignon Blanc $0 – $20.00 Bronze 2014 Ancestry Cellars di Donato Sangiovese Columbia Valley Sangiovese $20.01 – $35.00 Bronze 2014 Ancestry Cellars La Soeur Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux $35.01 — Over Double Gold 2016 Ancestry Cellars Reminiscence Riesling Columbia Valley Riesling $0 – $20.00 Double Gold 2014 Ancestry Cellars Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley Cabernet $35.01 — Over Gold 2017 Ancestry Cellars Prosperita Pinot Gris Columbia Valley Pinot Gris/Grigio $0 – $20.00 Gold 2015 Ancestry Cellars Provocant Columbia Valley Red Bordeaux $20.01 – $35.00 Silver […]
Looking for pet friendly activities in Wenatchee?
Pet Friendly Wineries in Wenatchee: Chateau Faire Le Pont-Yappy Hour, Bring your pooch for a special evening on the lawn with award winning wines and your best friend! April-October Malaga Springs Winery Horan Estates Leony’s Cellar Crayelle Cellars Pet-friendly Wenatchee by:Jerri Barkley Wenatchee, the apple capital of the world, is situated on the banks of the Columbia River and makes a great family getaway which can include the family dog. Plan to stay at the Holiday Inn Express Wenatchee, which is the most pet-friendly hotel we have ever visited. All rooms are open to pets, and there are no pet fees. Breakfast is included, which is always nice on a family budget. 1921 N. Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee, 509.663.6355 The Apple Capital Loop Trail and the Pybus Public Market are two must-see destinations in Wenatchee. The market features local farm goods, restaurants, specialty shops and Arlberg Sports – Riverfront, which rents bikes. The paved trail is over 10 miles in length, and runs on both sides of the Columbia River, which you cross twice if you complete the whole length. Plan to rent bikes, or just stroll the area. Arlberg offers one bike trailer that can also carry a pet. The trail runs right past the […]
Do you Love Jazz and Wine?
Do you Love Jazz and Wine? Then get ready, as the Lake Chelan area launches the first ever Lake Chelan Wine and Jazz Festival this May 17-20! Wine tasting and jazz music will be featured at venues throughout Lake Chelan. Review the schedule below for specific performance information. Shuttle service is also available for an additional fee. All tickets include a special gift bag with special offers from Chelan merchants and wineries. Tickets are limited. We will sell out. Net proceeds from the Festival benefit the Boy and Girls Club of Brewster. For more information and ticket purchases click here. PREFORMANCE SCHEDULE Date / Time Artist Venue Thursday, May 17 5-7pm The Lake Chelan Jazz Band Rocky Pond 8-10pm Collin Provence Trio The Vogue 8-10pm Terry Hunt Trio Ruby Theater Friday, May 18 6-8pm Eugenie Jones Siren Song Vineyard Estate and Winery 6-8pm Pearl Django and Gail Pettis Karma Vineyards 6-8pm Greta Matassa Ruby Theater 8-10pm Kobie Watkins Grouptet Siren Song Vineyard Estate and Winery 8-10pm Lenny Price and Becky Griswold Karma Vineyards 8-10pm Sonando Ruby Theater 8-10pm Four on Six The Vogue Saturday, May 19 2-4pm Greta Matassa Ruby Theater 2-4pm Justin Young Siren Song Vineyard Estate and Winery […]
WAVEx coming to Lake Chelan March 30!
WAVEx-Lake Chelan – March 30, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Tsillan Cellars, Chelan The Lake Chelan Wine Alliance is teaming up with WSU and the Wine Commission to bring WAVEx to north central Washington. The morning program, designed for growers, will share recent research on grape powdery mildew resistance and new sprayer technologies, with the goal of helping growers optimize spray programs. The afternoon session “Dealing with Funky Fruit” will share practical winemaking information to help wineries coax the best out of their fruit. Target audience: Washington wine grape growers and wineries. Register here.
March is Taste Washington Wine Month!
March is Taste Washington Wine Month! Washington is known for producing premium award winning wines, with many of those delicious hidden gems coming from right here in Cascade Valley Wine Country. Come visit us for the month of March to celebrate Taste Washington Wine Month with participating winery specials. From new release discounts, to case sales, there is never a better time to enjoy a glass of your new favorite wine, and bring home the memories with a few bottles to share. For a list of a few of the events and specials happening here check our events page, or for a broad summary of the events taking place around the state check out the Washington State Wine Month website here With spring just around the corner, come soak up some sun and the last bit of winter to experience a unique wine country escape in all three primary cities. There are always new wines to be discovered and plenty of outdoor recreation, shopping destinations and delicious local restaurants to help you build memories that will last a lifetime and keep you coming back for more whether your visiting Lake Chelan, Wenatchee, or Leavenworth’s many new and well loved tasting […]
Wine Flies Free with Alaska Airlines
Flying to CVWC? Take home your favorite wines on your next flight with Alaska Airlines, Wine Flies Free Program! Alaska Airlines has now included Pangborn Memorial Airport of Wenatchee in their Wine Flies Free Program. This program is now extended to 29 West Coast cities throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and California when you fly with Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air, and SkyWest Flights. That means Mileage Plan Members can visit our 70+ wineries to sip and shop your way through without worry of additional fee’s for checking you newly discovered favorite wines. Simply securely package up to one case (that’s 12 bottles!) and receive a free voucher to check your wine! For more information and instruction on how to prepare your wine for take off, visit their website here.
Washington State reports lighter wine grape harvest, excellent quality in 2017
Via :Washington State Wine- Washington State’s wine grape harvest totaled 227,000 tons in 2017, which equated to a 16-percent decrease compared to the record-breaking 2016 harvest of 270,000 tons. The Washington State Wine Commission’s Annual Wine Grape Crush Report, compiled with information provided by all Washington State wineries, showed that the 2017 harvest was slightly larger than the 2015 harvest. “2016 was an exceptionally large harvest in terms of grape cluster size and weight, and as such the vines had a natural response in 2017 to produce more normal yields,” explained Steve Warner, President of Washington State Wine. “In addition, wine is an agricultural product so normal variations in weather and environmental factors impact the crop every year.” Although a smaller crop, winemakers and wine grape growers are thrilled with the quality of the 2017 fruit. “The growing season started off cool, warmed up nicely throughout and then cooled off again toward harvest time,” Warner explained, “which created near-ideal conditions for wine grapes.” Cabernet Sauvignon was the top producing variety grown at 62,200 tons or 27-percent of the total, followed by Chardonnay at 39,300 tons or 17-percent of the total. Riesling (33,000 tons), Merlot (32,700 tons) and Syrah (20,800 tons) […]
Be our Valentine, it’s Red Wine and Chocolate!
There is still time to join us for “Red Wine and Chocolate” in Leavenworth, Wenatchee, or Lake Chelan for a special treat with your sweetie! February’s special event has arrived and wineries are pairing their delicious hand-crafted red wine, with artisanal chocolates! What could better than Chocolate and Wine with your Love? Although the big day is tomorrow, stop by anytime this week and through the weekend to experience the tasty treats waiting for you. Check our events page and facebook for more information on what your favorite wineries and tasting rooms are doing to celebrate this special time of year! <3