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.
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 . . .
Live art parties, live music and bocce ball – there is always something to do at WineGirl Wines. Join the party around the fire pit or the banter at the counter, take a wine flight or better yet buy a bottle and sit on the patio. Locals head to Win . . .
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BY CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS, LOS ANGELES TIMES: If you live in Seattle or Spokane, Lake Chelan is your summer go-to spot. Best of all, few Californians know of it. But that's about to change. . .. . .