There’s an old saying in the wine industry that it takes a lot of good beer to make great wine. Whether or not that is true, more Yakima Valley wineries are adding local craft beers and ciders to their offerings. It’s a welcome addition on these warm summer days here in Washington wine country.
Here are a few local wineries that have these cool frothy offerings and other adult beverages*:
GILBERT CELLARS in downtown Yakima: Last Friday I stopped by for some live music at Gilbert and was pleased to see they had ciders from Tieton Cider Works and cold cans of Bale Breaker Brewing Company beer. Last May they hosted the debut of Glacier Basin Distillery brandy at their Cave operation, so maybe more will be in store with them at future Gilbert Cellars events.
NACHES HEIGHTS VINEYARDS alternates between two local breweries at this time: Bale Breaker and Yakima Craft Brewing Company beers.
MOJAVE at Desert Wind Winery in Prosser features local crafted beers.
So come visit us along the Spirits and Hops Trail and enjoy some wine, beer and cider!
If you come across any other Yakima Valley wineries that are regularly serving local craft beverages, let us know! We’ll add them to this blog. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
*Naturally the selection and offerings are subject to change, so check with the winery for updates. Enjoy!