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.
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 . . .
For those who have European wine inclinations, the tasting room at Atam Winery is exactly where you want to find yourself. The wine is bilingual. It speaks to the distinct German practice of keeping the juice free of external components such as oak . . .
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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 . . .