The lights are up and twinkle in the trees that line the streets. On brilliant days, the sun reflects off of the snowcapped hills. The snow, so powdery and fine, sweeps easily off of windshields and glistens as it scatters. There’s a festive feeling in town and the tasting rooms are decorated with holiday cheer. From the tasting rooms, the valley looks more magical than ever. Perhaps its because there are fewer people around or perhaps it’s because the winter clock ticks away at a more leisurely pace, but it seems that everyone you meet in the winery is an instant friend. Pack your snowshoes and your skis, bring a book and a camera. See the Valley from the hills or read fireside. Whatever you do, pause a moment to look around and take in the beauty of the Chelan Valley – it’s naturally intoxicating.
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 . . .
Lake Chelan Winery is famous for it’s fantastic wine, friendly people and its barbecue. It’s often the first place a new comer visits and a regular returns to. The knowledgeable staff is happy to guide you through a complimentary wine tasting and 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 . . .