Tuesday, February 1, 2011

"Rattlesnake Hills is for Lovers" Valentine Weekend Event in WA Wine Country

Learn about wine tasting together in the Yakima Valley at the, " Rattlesnake Hills is for Lovers" Valentine weekend event in Zillah, WA, February 12-13, 2011. Stay at a romantic bed and breakfast, wind down the country roads, tasting fine red wines and delectable chocolates at select wineries, surrounded by the estate vineyards and orchards.
The wineries winter hours are listed below, as well as those offering chocolate, wine pairings and great discounts. Speak with the winemakers about the care of the vines to their handcrafted wines. This special Valentine Weekend Event, "Rattlesnake Hills is for Lovers" (February 12-13) is followed by the popular Red Wine and Chocolate Event (February18-20).

  • Bonair Winery: Open 10 a.m. –5 p.m. Fall in love all over again as you nibble on chocolate and enjoy the explosion of flavors from our red wines. Six different red wines to complement triple-dark chocolate brownies made by our own Wine Goddess! Both weekends, chose any six bottles of red wine and get a 20% discount!
  • Eaton Hill Winery: Open 10 a.m. –5 p.m. Delicious samples of award-winning red wines, paired with a wonderful raspberry-infused dark chocolate. Famous Dessert Whites paired with an incredible white chocolate truffle laced with the Eaton Hill Dessert wines, courtesy of Patricia’s Chocolate Emporium in Zillah WA. Eaton Hill Winery’s famous soups will be served up nice and hot both event weekends for all to enjoy. Great wine discounts!
  • Hyatt Vineyard: Open 11 a.m. –5 p.m. Oreo truffles and the new release of our 2008 Syrah.
  • Masset Winery: Special Handmade Belgian chocolates made by winemaker and executive chef Greg Masset plus great wine specials.
  • Paradisos del Sol Winery: Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Come catapult a Cupid at Paradisos del Sol to win a prize. Sample special chocolates made especially for lovers. As always we will have a bite of food while you sip each of our wines..
  • Piety Flats Winery: Open 10 a.m. –5 p.m. Will feature an array of chocolate truffles paired with line-up of red wines.
  • Claar Cellars: Open Daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Cultura Cellars: Open Seasonally Feb -Nov. Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment
  • Horizons Edge: Thursday thru Monday 11a.m. to 5p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday by chance.
  • Tanjuli- Yakima Valleys Newest Winery Feb 12-13 Hours by chance/ Red Wine & Choc Hours 10-5 offering almond and cranberry biscotti dipped in chocolate with our four red wines.Tanjuli offers $5.00 per bottle discount on each of our incredible Library Bordeaux blends, Konnowac Red and Red Rocket. Our amazing Petit Verdot and Malbec will also be served. This weekend at Tanjuli, Passport holders will get 20% discount on purchase of any six bottles
  • Knight Hill Winery: Apr-Nov. Wed - Sun 11-5 and event weekends Anytime by appt.
  • Portteus Winery:Daily 10 a.m. - 5p.m.
  • Silverlake:11am to 4pm Thursday through Monday (December - March)
  • 2 Mountain winery: President’s Day Weekend through November, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily and by appointment.

A Yakima Valley bed and breakfast is the perfect for a romantic Valentine’s weekend! The Yakima Valley has many choices to make your weekend stay a pleasure. Here are a few examples that are closer to the Rattlesnake Hills Wineries. For a complete listing of bed and breakfasts in the Yakima Valley, click here.

  • The Birchfield Manor, Yakima's true country inn only 2 miles from town, offers a relaxing get-away featuring multi-course dinners prepared for you by trained chef/owners.
  • Sunnyside Inn: In the heart of Yakima wine country in the historic 1919 Fordyce House. The amenities of a hotel with the atmosphere of a country inn with 13 unique rooms each with private bath.

  • The Cozy Rose, in a park like setting surrounded by orchards and vineyards, has been recommended by, the Northwest's Best Places to Kiss, Romantic America and most importantly, their guests.

  • The Wine Country Inn, 1920's Arts and Crafts Style farmhouse sitting on 10 peaceful acres of ponds, orchards and wildlife.

  • Rosedell Bed and Breakfast, a stately Neo Classical home located near historic downtown Yakima, on park like grounds.

  • A Touch of Europe Bed and Breakfast - Fine Dining Establishment: A Victorian Mansion in the heart of Yakima, offering private dining experience with 5-star cuisine

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