• This is what we’re all about: a month of Crush. The activity on the lake has slowed down but the vineyards are rocking and rolling. The hills are brilliant with concise rows of reds, golds, oranges and fading greens. In the air, there’s a palatable scent of grape skins, yeast, juice and jubilation.  Wine club members are flocking to the valley to help with crush. Harvest parties fill the calendar. Despite the rush on the crush pad, in town you’ll find a laid back atmosphere where parking is easy as blinking and seats at your favorite restaurant are available. It’s our favorite time of the year and we hope you come out to see it.  Take a hike into our hills, stroll through town or sit next to the water. Whatever you do, pause a moment to look around and take in the beauty of the Chelan Valley – it’s naturally intoxicating.

  • Vin du Lac Winery

    No one knows why, but it always seems like a sunny day at Vin du Lac Winery. The winery and bistro gamely meets everyone’s needs. Groups gather on the patio and have a bite to eat, couples look out onto the lake with a bottle of wine between them. Ki . . .

  • Mellisoni Vineyards

    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 . . .

News from Wine Country

  • 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 . . .

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