It’s Time for the Spring Barrel Wine Tasting! Here’s What You Need to Know

The Yakima Valley wine event of the year is coming soon. Don’t miss your chance to taste brand new blends at the Spring Barrel Tasting Weekend! This popular annual event allows guests to taste wines straight from the barrel for two consecutive weekends in April. Take a visit to the Valley this spring to sip new blends, also known as vintages. You might even have the chance to taste the next award-winning blend! More than 100 local wineries participate in this event, so there’s sure to be plenty to sip and celebrate.

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Your Guide to Spring Barrel Wine Tasting Weekends

Pre-Barrel Event Listings | April 18 & 19, 2020

The first weekend of the Spring Barrel Tasting is set to take place on April 18-19, 2020. This weekend features a variety of wine tastings from the barrel. These unfinished wines, or vintages, have a different flavor than bottled blends as oxygen exposure alters the flavor. Check the Pre-Barrel Wine Tasting events page for the most current information on what Yakima Valley wineries are hosting events in their tasting rooms. Tasting fees may apply. 

Spring Barrel Event Listings | April 24-26, 2020 

The main events for the Spring Barrel Wine Tasting are set to take place on the weekend of April 24-26, 2020. Much like the Pre-Barrel events, this weekend boasts tastings of unfinished wine from more than 100 local wineries. This weekend also features vineyard tours, musical performances, food pairings, and hands-on educational experiences. Enjoy Spring Barrel Tasting weekend at Silver Lake Winery, Yakima Valley Vintners, and more! 

Stay at Birchfield Manor Inn & Restaurant 

Vineyard Bedroom

The Spring Barrel Tasting is our most favorite event during spring in Yakima, Washington. Enjoy two spectacular weekend-long opportunities to taste new blends before they hit the shelves! For a quieter weekend, we recommend the Pre-Barrel weekend. For the full experience, though, we suggest joining us in the Valley for the main weekend on events.

No matter which weekend you choose, stay at Birchfield Manor Inn & Restaurant. We offer luxurious guest rooms and an on-site restaurant. Spend the day tasting the next best Yakima Valley wines, then retreat to Birchfield Manor to enjoy a delicious, beautifully plated meal using local ingredients. 

Our peaceful accommodations boast the perfect blend of comfort and luxury. Consider a stay in our Vineyard Room. This accommodation, located at the Inn, is one of our largest rooms. It features a king-size bed, a private bathroom, a whirlpool tub, a gas fireplace, and a private deck with views of the valley, pond, and meticulously maintained grounds. 

Check our availability and plan your getaway to Washington’s Wine Country!