We want you to make a date with the friendliest wine region in the state! Check out the great events we have planned this year. Learn a few tips on having the best wine tasting experience on the Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail.
Join us for our first Hounds and Harvest. Bring your dog(s) to wine country, relax and enjoy a weekend away AND support one of our local dog rescues, Res-Q- Angels. Participating wineries in the Rattlesnake Hills will have obstacles, toys, games and more for your very loved 4-legged friend and wineries will have...well of course WINE! Learn More
Experience the Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail during the spectacle of harvest. Join winemakers and growers as you tour vineyards, pick grapes, stomp in vats and wine and dine all weekend long. There is no charge for this event; some wineries may charge a small tasting fee. Learn More
Join the wineries in the Rattlesnake Hills to celebrate the Halloween at the Annual Hallowine event. HalloWine is a themed weekend in the Rattlesnake Hills where participating wineries 'dress' their tasting rooms in Halloween motif. Pumpkin-carving contests, Costume contests, treats and special discounts on wine! Learn More
Wineries in the Rattlesnake Hills will be pouring a selection of fine wines, easy to share with family and friends over the holiday season. This weekend you can also enjoy food and wine pairings at each of our participating wineries. There is no charge for this event; some wineries may charge a small tasting fee. Learn More
1717 1st Ave, 5pm-8pm
HOT AUGUST NIGHTS at Severino Cellars. We couldn’t let summer end without a little celebration. Join us this Saturday from 5pm-8pm, for wine, dinner, music and a relaxing evening. Big Kahuna and Kokonuts will be sharing delicious Hawaiian BBQ, and back by popular demand are our Strawberry Wine Slushies!! For questions please contact Nikki at 509-829-3800. Cheers!
2151 Cheyne Road
Time: Show starts at a dusk. Feature: Ferris Bueller's Day Off. $10/Person. Guests are welcome to bring a picnic or we will also have a food truck on site for your dining pleasure. For more information or tickets call or email Susie-509.829.3900.
1717 1st Ave
Join us at Severino Cellars! Kick back with your friends and create an adorable flower arrangement in a meatal watering can. It's sure to chase away those back to school blues! Sara of Bloomz will guide you through the art of flower arranging and will discuss flower tips and techniques. All tools, materials and supplies will be provided. Cost is $40 and includes floral instruction, glass of wine, and your completed arrangement in an adorable watering can. For tickets please go to: http://www.localwineevents.com/events/detail/692291/Zillah-Back-to-School-Blooms and for questions please contact Sara at 509-829-6886.
1305 Gilbert Rd
Join us for a magical evening of wood-fired pizza from Hop Town, live music and tasty wines on our new patio. Wine club member will receive 40% off by the case during the party. Your cost includes dinner, special wine tasting and a glass of wine:
$25 per person for wine club members
$40 per person for non club member
Join the Club and get your discounts! Join the Club
Tickets can be purchased on our website. Purchase Tickets
1717 1st Ave
Fall in love with the rich shades of autumn blooms. Join Severino Cellars and Sara of Bloomz for a fun afternoon of flower arranging with autumn colors in a large glass vase. Start with a glass of wine while you learn the art of flower arranging as well as flower tips and techniques. This is your chance to try out a larger flower arrangement with fun flowers more suitable for a side table or buffet. Our class will run from 2pm-4pm (longer if you sip more wine) the cost is $40 and includes a glass of wine, supplies, and your completed flower arrangement. You can purchase tickets at http://www.localwineevents.com/events/detail/692293/Zillah-Shades-of-Autumn or contact Sara with any questions at 509-829-6886.
1717 1st Ave
Create an amazing table top floral arrangement with succulents on a real pumpkin. Join Severino Cellars and Sara of Bloomz, for Pumpkins on the Porch from 2pm-4pm, where you will learn how to make these lovely pumpkin creations. The succulent pumpkins will last several months with just a light misting of water. Class cost is $55 and includes your succulents, pumpkin, glass of wine, and all necessary supplies. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.localwineevents.com/events/detail/692290/Zillah-Pumpkins-on-the-Porch or contact Sara with any questions at 509-829-6886.
Some tips on how to have the best wine tasting experience on the Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail:
Stop at the first Rattlesnake Hills winery in the Yakima Valley, depending on the direction, and pick up a brochure/map to help you get around. If you are coming from the west, stop at Bonair Winery off of exit 50. If you are coming from the east, stop at Horizon's Edge, following the signs from exit 63.
Plan to visit no more than 5 wineries in a day. That allows you time to experience each winery, talk with the staff at the counters and learn a little about the wines.
Don’t be shy about walking up to the wine tasting bar – that’s what it’s there for!
Don’t feel bad about dumping the wine in the spit buckets. It doesn’t reflect badly, and actually shows you are being responsible by tasting instead of drinking.
Let the staff know you are new tasters. They will be happy to help you in the learning process about Yakima Valley wines, and appreciate it when you let them know you are new to tasting. Several wineries do a great job of teaching people about tasting wine and pairing it with food.
Purchase a $10 Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail Passport at any member winery (or the Yakima Visitors Information Center — you’ll receive good discounts on the wine purchases with it.
On event weekends like Spring Barrel and Red Wine & Chocolate remember to bring a wine glass or be prepared to purchase one at a Yakima Valley winery along the Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail. Glasses prices vary at each winery depending on what type of glass they are offering.
Drink water between wineries to help keep you hydrated and to prepare your palate for the next tasting. Crackers and cheese are a good idea to bring along as well, or pack a lunch. Many of the wineries offer picnic tables or places to enjoy your lunch or snack. Otherwise, stop at Bonair Winery for tapas, or drive into Zillah for lunch.
Have a designated driver. Even though you sip (or spit), it’s wise to allow someone who isn’t tasting to do the driving.
Enjoy! We are not wine snobs in the Rattlesnake Hills – we want you to have fun and a great experience, so relax, laugh with us, and enjoy the experience!