A little known fact about traveling to the Lake Chelan Wine Valley in February...
... is that it's just as easy as traveling in the summer! 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 re-energized 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.
Tsillan Cellars (pronounced "She-lan") is the best place in the world. At least, that’s how you feel when you are there. Marvel at the stone bridges, slate walkways, stone columns and a 35 foot bell tower. If that doesn’t ring your bronze bell, sit . . .
Spot the red nautical flag and head up the road for an afternoon of delight at Hard Row to Hoe. It’s a lively and intimate tasting room and one look around should clue you to the theme. Once you hear the story behind their name, you’ll get a sense th . . .