September is Chelan Valley’s best kept secret.
The days are as gorgeous as any day in August but the tasting rooms feel bigger and the water is still warm. Though the kids have gone back to school, the adults are still playing. The Farmer’s Market tables are brilliant with tomatoes, greens and melons. The mornings are cool and the light shines a little lower on the vines. By midday you’ll find yourself in short sleeves with the sun on your face. Shorter days, mean longer nights to enjoy wine. Don’t find yourself empty handed, pick up an extra bottle to share with friends. Take a hike into our hills, stroll through town or step into the water. Whatever you do, pause a moment to look around and take in the beauty of the Lake Chelan Wine Valley - it's naturally intoxicating.
Step through the tall double doors of Chelan Ridge Winery and find yourself instantly at ease. On the deck or by the fireplace, the winery is as comfortable as it is elegant. At the tasting counter, the blue of the lake and brilliance of the hills re . . .
Approachable in every way, CR Sandidge Wines is a main street attraction with extraordinary finds to offer. Located in the Manson Village Center, CR Sandidge is the perfect place to stop in after the farmer’s market. Pick up a cheese plate or a pastr . . .
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 . . .