Yakima Valley Wine Country

Straddling the line between Washington’s east and west, the Yakima Valley AVA offers some of the most unique wines to be found anywhere in the state. But the viticultural offerings are rivaled only by the diversity of the climate, geography and most of all, people.


  1. Beer buffs owe themselves the trip—75% of the nation’s hops are grown in this valley, so don’t leave without trying a pint.

  2. Rent a car. It’s a big valley, and there is a lot of natural beauty outside the towns.

  3. The region comes alive in spring; it’s during this season that a variety of cultural festivals take place, so plan accordingly.

When to Go

It can get downright cold during the winter months, with highs in the 40s. But in the spring and fall, this region is an absolute inland paradise.
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Don't Miss

  1. Yakima Farmers Market This market should be the first stop on your agenda—it features the best of what the region has to offer.
    6 S 2nd St # 404, Yakima WA
  2. Gilbert Cellars This hotspot offers a trendy tasting experience, right in the middle of downtown Yakima.
    5 N. Front St., Ste. 100, Yakima WA
  3. Snipes Mountain Brewery & Restaurant Beer is huge here, and few do it better thank snipes. The food is great, but stay for the brew.
    905 Yakima Valley Hwy, Sunnyside WA


Orchard Inn B&B

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life at the authentic and charming Orchard Inn B&B. The homely interior of the property makes for a great home away from home. Be sure to sample some afternoon tea in The Living Room with the lovely hosts.

Apple Country B&B

The quaint Apple Country B&B offers cosy accommodation in a beautiful spot in the upper Yakima Valley. Wine lovers can take a short trip to the nearby Fontaine Estate Winery, while the region is also popular with cycling enthusiasts.

Did you Know?

The wines to the west are great, but 40% of the state’s annual grape crop comes from this region, the agricultural breadbasket of Washington.

Things To Do

Bale Breaker Brewing Company - Yakima

Sample the subtle flavors of a refreshing signature pale ale from the Bale Breaker Brewing Company in The Baling Room, a relaxing yet lively place where you can sit back and watch sports or enjoy the warm Yakima sun on the dog-friendly patio.


Carousel French Cuisine

Fine French dining awaits all comers to the Carousel French Cuisine, a charming spot in the Historical District of Yakima. Ladies can drop by the former Opera house every third Thursday of the month for Ladies Night for specials in cocktails and wine.

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