Spring Barrel Weekend Activities
Yakima Valley wine tasting from the barrel is a unique experience. Expect wines to taste different than you are used to out of the bottle. The vintages are brand new – giving tasters a sneak peek in to how they could mature. Will it be an award-winner? You be the judge at Spring Barrel celebrations this year! You have two weekends to participate: On April 22-23rd, many wineries are open for "pre-barrel." This is an opportunity for a bit slower pace and more education from the wine-maker as crowds are smaller. The weekend of April 28-30th is Spring Barrel Weekend, where droves of people gather in the Yakima Valley for the largest wine festival in the Pacific Northwest to experience the new vintages straight from the barrel. Many wineries have local food pairings, live music and festivities. To make your experience more enjoyable, check our helpful Tips for Spring Barrel Tasting.