October in the Lake Chelan Wine Valley is gorgeous with brilliant sun, spectacular color and the smell of freshly fallen leaves. Join us in back-to-back weekends as we celebrate our annual Crush Festival. The barrel room doors swing wide open and the work in the vineyards comes to the crush pad. Come taste, stomp and dance. Watch the grapes tumble through the press and taste the raw juice that it produces. Get the inside scoop from the cellar master or wine maker on how the wine will taste come bottling time. Sit down with us at the table for a harvest party or a winemaker dinner and share in the experience of harvest season.
Visit these wineries for activities and special events
October 5th – October 13th:
The tasting room at Amos Rome
Vineyards will be open Friday –
Sunday from 1-6pm on both Crush
weekends. Come by to see what we’re harvesting – and don’t miss out on our CASE SALE on Chardonnay and Rosé: 10% off 6+ bottles and 20% off 12+ bottles!
Join Ancestry Cellars as we examine our roots during crush by showcasing our limited availability Library Wines throughout the week. We’ll wrap it all up with a Library Winemakers Dinner at 7PM on October 12th, featuring stellar pairings by Chef Eduardo Moran. Details, menu and tickets available at wd.ancestrycellars.com. Cheers!
Benson Vineyards Crush 2019! Open Daily 11am-5pm Live Music 2pm-5pm Oct. 5th ‘Larry Murante Duo’ & Oct. 12th ‘Freeway Jones’. Experience and taste all eight red and four white varietals of grapes, displayed beautifully outside. Take a stroll on a self-guided wine tour to view the crush pad. Make memories this harvest at Benson Vineyards. Cheers!
At Cairdeas Winery the crush pad is on full display! Watch us crush and de-stem grapes, press wine, or join us on an official vineyard tour – scheduled for 12:00pm and 2:30pm on October 5th & 12th (Saturdays of Crush). The harvest schedule is
always on the move and we invite you to experience harvest life.
Chelan Estate Winery
Red wine specials and truffles! Choose our 2015 Reserve Red blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot or our 98% 2014 Petit Verdot. The special price is so good you will want to purchase both. Serving Johnson Candy Co. truffles, a tasting room favorite during crush.
Fall 2019 marks the 20th Crush Anniversary for Fielding Hills Winery. To celebrate, we are offering guests a choice of tasting menus including a very special Syrah vertical tasting. Visitors to our tasting room during Crush weekends may receive special discounts and giveaways to celebrate our anniversary.
Four Lakes Winery
Taste our 20 estate grown varietals fresh off the vine and enjoy the sweeping 360 degree view with a glass of wine as you
take in the fall colors from our hilltop oasis.
Hard Row to Hoe
Join us on both weekends of Crush! October 5th: Birds of Prey Demonstration. Meet and watch hawks and falcons fly over the vineyard for a family friendly event. October 12th: Enjoy barbeque as we launch our new sparkling Pétillant Naturel (pet-nat) Rosé. Food provided by Burch Mountain BBQ.
Lake Chelan Winery
Saturdays & Sundays – Sept. 28, 29, Oct. 5, 6, 12 – 12:00 PM to 4:00 Be a spectator, or join in on the fun…it’s a blast either way! Take off your shoes and stomp wine grapes to music. The person with the most grape juice wins! Enjoy lunch at our delicious BBQ In The Vineyard. Lunch: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM Dinner: Begins 5:00 PM EVENT FEE: FREE / BBQ Menu Available
At Mellisoni we will have music lined up for both weekends of Crush. On Saturday, October 5th we will have Danny’s Jazz Trio and Saturday, October 12th Junk Belly will perform. Shows are 5pm to 8pm.
Do you like a BIG red wine? If so, then stop by so you can crush (pun intended) on our 2014 One Exception Red Wine aka Petite Sirah. We will have a couple of bottles of this very limited wine available for tasting. We might also have a few other surprises. Cheers!
Visit Rio Vista Wines on the river the first two Saturdays of October and enjoy some rockin’ live music, great wine, great friends, and great views. Waterdog will be jamming on Saturday the 5th from 1-4 and The 509’s on the 12th from 1-4. Come and experience harvest with venue tours with the winemaker, John Little.
Rocky Pond Winery
During Crush, Rocky Pond will be bringing in fresh picked grapes from our estate vineyards for guests to taste and engage in an educational game. Test out your knowledge, and Guess That Grape! Take home a logo wine glass if you get them all right!
Siren Song features live music, hand-crafted food and wine, and educational opportunities during the Chelan Crush Celebration. Friday, October 4th from 4-7pm we’re featuring Jazz Trumpeter Jonathan Pugh. On Saturday, October 5th enjoy the upbeat music of Mac Potts on keyboards and vocals. No cover charge for music. Food and wine are available during all performances. Call us or visit our website for wine and food education class dates and times during Crush.
Skagit Cellars will be open daily for Crush. We have an award-winning wine for everyone. Crisp whites to enjoy with our still warm, sunny Fall days, or full-bodied, rich reds to complement our cool Autumn nights. Come taste what our winemaker has created with fruit from around Chelan Valley.
Now is the time to see our winery running at full tempo. With harvest, crush and punch downs going on this is a once a year opportunity. We offer tours of the vineyard and production facility. If you would like a more in depth tour please call us and schedule a private tasting.
Tsillan Cellars, Chelan’s largest and most awarded estate winery, invites you to enjoy wine tasting, harvest festivities and personal vineyard wagon tours from 1-4pm on Crush Saturdays. Enjoy lunch and dinner at our famous Sorrento’s to complete the perfect wine experience.
Join Tunnel Hill as we celebrate Crush! Enjoy live music both Saturdays at 1:00pm. Sunday at 2:00pm join us for our vineyard and cellar tour and get a peek at how our wines are made.
Wapato Point Cellars
Saturdays & Sundays – Oct 5, 6, 12, 13 – 12:00 to 4:00 PM Sample our featured 2015 Cougar Ridge Merlot for CRUSH. Sip on wine and relax while the kids have fun on our playground. Dinner seating at The Winemaker’s Grill Restaurant begins at 5:00 PM. EVENT FEE: FREE
Crush Hours: Friday-Monday 12-6pm, Saturday till 7pm. Grape crushing and production activities happen right on site as grapes are harvested. Come taste a raw fermentation directly out of the ferment bin! This is divine nectar! And you cannot miss out on the smell as fermentation aromas fill out tasting room space.
Shop local and enter to win cash prizes in our Lake Chelan Wine Valley scavenger hunt!
1. Pick up a form at the Chamber of Commerce in Chelan or Manson.
2. Visit the participating businesses listed below.
3. Locate the listed item and record the price.
4. After you have completed the form return it at either of the Chamber offices.
Prize money is available for First ($100.00), Second ($75.00) and Third ($50.00).
In the event there are multiple submissions with the correct submittals a random
drawing will be held to select the winners.
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