It sneaks up on us, but spring is here.
The first sign is the Balsamroot, which dots the hills in yellow flowers. The birds are chirping, the days are longer and there’s even an afternoon or two of alfresco dining. It’s the month of Chelan Nouveau, where you can taste the new releases of fantastic whites and future award winners. Stand on the patio and lean into the sun. The shadows are still soft and the tasting rooms still calm, but not for long. 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.
In your retelling of your trip to the Lake Chelan Wine Valley, you’re going to speak about your visit to Ventimiglia Cellars a little differently. Find this diminutive winery behind the apple storage buildings, up the gravel road and past the house w . . .
An easy going, elegant and completely delightful winery. Cairdeas Winery is the perfect place to visit if you are up for the leisurely drive down Totem Pole Road, the relaxing endeavor of tasting wine and the joy of finding a winery that balances the . . .
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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 . . .