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
209 N Bonair Road
Community Seeds is uniting Executive Chef Michael Zuniga with Winemaker Tom Campbell of Tanjuli Winery for an unforgettable dinner. Michael has prepared meals for White House Events and Washington wine pioneer Tom's will showcase his unusual wine varieties. Go to seedsyv.wix.com/coummunityseeds and click on the RSVP bar to get an early bird discount. This came together at the last moment, so take advantage of this rare event. At the Dinner with the Winemaker at Tanjuli winery you will hear about Tom’s journey in winemaking at wineries like Jekel and Shiloh in California, Ste. Michelle and Quail Run (Covey Run) in Washington, and the Mission Mountain Winery in Montana that he opened with his father, Thomas Campbell, Sr. Tom and his wife Hema have opened two wineries in Zillah: Horizon’s Edge (sold in 1999), and Tanjuli, an estate winery.
1305 Gilbert Rd
All wine by the case is 25% off. Come on out for tasting and stock up your wine cellar through the month of July.
1717 1st Ave, 6pm-8pm
Join Sara Groeneweg of Bloomz! at Severino Cellars in Zillah for a fun evening of wine and flowers. Sara will guide you through the art of arranging garden picked blooms into a easy style in a mason jar that you can recreate at home. Receive step by step instruction on creating your own masterpiece while sipping on wonderful Severino Cellars wine. Just bring yourself and a friend or two for a evening of fun. Class cost is $30 which includes flower arranging instruction as well as your finished arrangement in a mason jar to take home at the end of the night. All tools, flowers, and supplies will be provided for you. Wine by the glass or bottle and small bites will be available for purchase. Purchase Tickets
209 N Bonair Road
Yoga in Zillah Wine Country at Tanjuli Winery August 5th at 9am. After yoga relax and enjoy a glass of our Estate Picpoul Blanc or Estate Viognier in the natural cool comfort of our winery that is built into the side of the hill. Follow this link to sign up. Namaste!
2151 Cheyne Road
Time: 7pm Dinner movie to start at Dusk. Feature: The Great Outdoors. $20/person. For more information or tickets call or email Susie-509.829.3900.
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.
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!