Tips for Spring Barrel Tasting

Spring Barrel Tasting (April 28-30, 2017) is a fun time of year in the Yakima Valley. One of the largest wine events in the state, it’s a celebration of spring, new wines and a peek at the warm summer months ahead. Winemakers and staff are on hand to mingle with guests, give tours and answer questions about their wines. Most open barrels of future vintages for sampling and plus there is live music, vendors, food and a festive mood.

With more than 50 wineries involved and large number of people you should plan out your trip. Here are a few tips to help make the event fun for all.

Follow these tips and everyone will have a great time during the Yakima Valley Spring Barrel weekends. Enjoy your visit and see you soon!

Resources to plan your trip:
Yakima Valley Visitor Information Center
101 North Fair Avenue, Yakima, WA 98901

Hours: Monday – Saturday 9-5, Sunday 10-4
(509) 573-3388 or 800-221-0751

Click here for Yakima Valley Tourism’s Spring Barrel Tasting Website. For a handy map of the wineries and other craft beverage options like breweries, cidery and distilleries click here.

Special thanks to the winemakers, tasting room managers, wine fans and others who contributed to this article.

Yakima Valley Tourism