Did you know that Yakima Valley is the oldest wine-growing region in Washington? With that knowledge, it makes sense that our area’s premier annual event is the Red Wine and Chocolate Festival in Yakima! This weekend-long event features decadent wine and chocolate pairings at various wineries across the Yakima Valley Wine Country. Wine and chocolate enthusiasts alike can enjoy this event as it boasts the merriment of two indulgent treats. What could be better? Check out the full details of this popular event below!
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Your Guide to the Red Wine & Chocolate Festival in Yakima
Who | Washington State Wineries
Yakima Valley wineries are the star of the show at the annual Red Wine and Chocolate Festival! This event is possible thanks to the participating wineries that open their doors for wine tastings.
What | Wine & Chocolate Tastings
These tastings feature award-winning wine and carefully selected chocolate pairings. Some common pairings like semisweet chocolate and Cabernet and dark chocolate with Zinfandels! However, participating wineries take things into their own hands to bring guests some unforgettable tasting experiences!
When | President’s Day Weekend
This year’s Red Wine and Chocolate Festival is set to take place during President’s Day Weekend. From February 15, 2020, to February 17, 2020, explore Yakima Valley wineries in pursuit of your perfect pairing! Some participating wineries celebrate all week, while others are only open during specific time windows. For example, Freehand Cellars is participating all weekend. Be sure to check the website for updated event listings as it gets closer!
Where | Yakima Valley Wine Country
There’s truly no better place to host this event than in Yakima Valley. After all, we are the oldest wine region in the state! The nearly year-round sunshine and fertile soil are ideal growing conditions for wine grapes. Just add chocolate, and you have the makings for a perfect day in the Valley with friends! The annual Red Wine and Chocolate Festival is the perfect itinerary item for a girlfriends’ getaway in Yakima.
Why You Need to Stay at Birchfield Manor
Birchfield Manor is a great place to stay for the Red Wine and Chocolate Festival in Yakima! Our bed and breakfast is located near many of the best wineries in Yakima—most of which participate in this annual event! Enjoy a light, yet filling breakfast each morning of your stay.
Then, head off to find your perfect wine and chocolate pairing. Take note of your favorite duo, then try to recreate it in your guest room at Birchfield Manor! Almost all of the wineries have the featured bottles for sale, and you can find basic chocolates any grocer. This is a fun bookend to your exciting day of tastings.
Consider a stay in the Sunrise Room during your trip! This guest room is located in the Inn, just steps away from the Main House, and features a king-size bed with luxury linens, a private bath, and a private, fully furnished patio that overlooks the Valley as well as an on-site pond.
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