Winter is long gone. Girlfriends put on flirty dresses and gather on the patio, the musicians have started showing up for weekend gigs and harvests of green garlic and lettuce find their way to the plate. Join us for Barrel Tasting Weekend and stand shoulder to shoulder with the winemakers of the Valley. We’re in for another great summer and by the looks of our vines, another fantastic growing season. The water’s still bracing but incredibly seductive. Sit by the lake with a picnic or sit gaze out from the patio, glass in hand. Take a walk in the hills or peruse the shops downtown. Whatever you do, pause a moment to look around and take in the beauty of the Chelan Valley – it's naturally intoxicating.
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 . . .
Sometimes you just need a sure bet. Sit at the tasting counter at Wapato Point Cellars and you know you’re going to get great wine and that great food is just steps away. Open daily and year around, the patio beckons in the summertime and the cozy fi . . .
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 . . .