We look forward to February in the Lake Chelan Valley.
In February, the comment we hear most often is, “the pass isn’t that bad”. Those who “brave” the pass are rewarded with the serenity of the North Cascades in the winter where the sun shines, people are friendly and parking is free. The tasting rooms heat up for Red Wine and Chocolate weekends and visitors on a much needed winter retreat find themselves reenergized and supremely proud that they made the trip to see us. Take in a treatment at one of the area’s many spa’s, pick up a bottle of wine and a box of chocolates, take a walk in the hills or sit on the deck and gaze at the lake. Whatever you do, pause a moment to look around and take in the beauty of the Lake Chelan Wine Valley – it's naturally intoxicating.
The walking path that leads you into Karma Vineyards instantly makes you a star. A glass of methode champenoise and a tour of the cave later and you’ll realize that, indeed, you could get used to this life of waterfalls, smiling faces and good eats.
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No matter how many wineries you visit in the valley, the views will never cease to astound you. Yet the view at Mellisoni Vineyards has a personality of its own. Like Rob and Donna Mellison, it positively radiates. Turn your back to the lake and look . . .
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BY PAUL GREGUTT, SEATTLE TIMES: What were mostly new vineyard plantings a few years ago are now in production. With 20 wineries in the region, it is more and more common to see at least some wines so . . .