Beat the crowds and enjoy spring barrel in Rattlesnake Hills AVA. No ticket is required - just a glass to sample great wines and enjoy the festival atmosphere on the Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail (RHWT).
Some wineries may charge a nominal tasting fee, but most provide free tasting with our Passport! Rattlesnake Hills Spring Barrel Weekend on April 20-21.
Agate Field Winery: With a Rattlesnake passport you will be treated to a tasting of our wines, including our new release of 2007 Agate Field Cabernet Franc and tank sampling of our new blend ready to bottle. We will be offering a 10% discount on all wines purchased over $30.00, excluding limited and reserves, plus some additional case pricing discounts. Purchases of 6 bottles or more will receive a free Agate Field wine glass. We will be serving appetizers and Agate Field Dark Chocolate Brownies. We will also have Salsa Dogs for purchase. When you are here please check out our hand crafted Montana Agate Jewelry in our gift shop. www.agatefield.com
Bonair Winery: Rattlesnake Hills Spring Barrel Tasting is awesome! You get to sample such great wines without the masses of people coming out for next weekend’s annual barrel tasting. Our Winemaker, Vigneron, and Wine Goddess will all be here to spend time with you. We will be featuring our Rattlesnake Hills AVA designated wines including: Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Enjoy our ducks on the pond and be entertained by Bung the Wonder Dog. www.bonairwine.com
Horizon’s Edge Winery: This barrel tasting weekend will be a great time to come out if you prefer smaller crowds. We will have one of our newest wines to sample out of the barrel, along with yummy treats from the Padgett kids to satisfy your sweet tooth. The Rattlesnake Hills passport continues to give you 7% off your bottles and 15% off cases. Remember if you are a wine club member you continue to receive your special discount for wines purchased in the tasting room. In addition, don’t forget your punch card if you have been a purchasing guest with us before. We are also offering the “EARLY BIRD SPECIAL” RECEIVE ONE HORIZON’S EDGE WINERY LOGO WINE GLASS WITH A WINE PURCHASE: This will be for the first 20 wine purchases on Saturday and the first 20 wine purchases on Sunday. We look forward to a great weekend with tons of SUNSHINE!! www.horizonsedgewinery.com
Hyatt Vineyard: Out of the Barrel we will be tasting 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Block 2. Our Case SpecialL: 2009 White Wine, $50. We Offer all these wines for Spring Barrel Sampling. For a $5 fee, tasters receive 6 scrip for each sample. Choose from our list and ENJOY! **Tasting FEE waived with Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail Passport.** Hyatt Vineyards offers 10% off 6+ bottle purchase, 15% off 12+ bottle purchase and 20% off 36+ bottle purchase. Hours are 11am to 5pm Sunday, 11-6pm on Saturday. www.hyattvineyards.net
Knight Hill Winery: Our white wines will be $10 a bottle. We will barrel taste the 2012 KHW Syrah and will be showing how barrels are made (via DVD). Stop by and see our amazing view of the valley while you enjoy a taste from the barrel. www.knighthillwinery.com
Maison de Padgett Winery: If you haven’t stopped off at our facility before, now is the time. If you are a previous guest we now have our, “Risque Chardonnay” back as well as the 1.5L “Cash Cow” Red. We have a fantastic line up of wines all with their unique flavors. The barrel sample is still a mystery. Our grounds are starting to green up and burst with color. Take a stroll in our gardens and enjoy the beginning of spring. Take full advantage of this Barrel tasting weekend especially if you enjoy less of a crowd. Come enjoy the sun and good company! Remember your punch card if you have been a purchasing guest from us before. Don’t forget, wine club members continue to receive their special discount for wine purchased in the tasting room. Also, Rattlesnake Hills Passport Holders continue to receive 7% off bottles and 15% off cases. See you there! www.maisondepadgettwinery.com
Masset Winery: Celebrating our 10th year at the Parker Heights location! Lunch is available at Masset Winery during both Barrel Tasting Weekends! Special deals on selected bottles and really big deals on select cases (up to 50% off!). Barrel tasting weekend is when we release a few bottles from our private “Library” too. Single old vintage bottles and a few verticals of a couple wines including Sandra Jean Reserve Red and Petit Sirah. Barrel samples of Sangiovese and a sneak peek of our Late Harvest Syrah. www.massetwinery.com
Paradisos del Sol Winery: So, another Spring Barrel Tasting for the Man in the Wild Pants! Have almost lost count how many of these I have done, somewhere in the thirties. A traditional time for “the experts” to put their noses to the bung holes and then put their heads together and confer, confab, debate, and discuss. We use it as a time to give you a small glimpse into this process, and to teach you a tiny bit about the process of elevating grapes into wine. This years lesson? Riesling as a dry, barrel fermented wine, compared to a more common tank fermented slightly sweet wine. Yes, Riesling, like any grape can be nurtured into either dry or sweet wine. Come, I’ll explain. We will be presenting our wines with our usual multi-course, micro-mini, Liliputian winemaker’s dinner. Tiny bites to go with tiny sips of wine, sip, sip, bite, sip.
We know it is hard to choose which wineries to visit, we hope you come to visit us. Don’t expect a party, we are here to educate (the original reason behind Spring Barrel Tasting), but we believe it can be done with fun. Our $5 tasting fee is applied towards a purchase of at least $20. Passport holders receive 10% off your purchase of 2 or more bottles; 30% off bottles and 50% off case purchase on selected wines. We have three different wines that are under $100 a case. Come Taste Paradise! www.paradisosdelsol.com
Piety Flats Winery: Bring a wine glass or buy one at any winery! We will be tasting our 2011 Cab Franc from the barrel, while introducing all of our new released wines using our new found Winemakers for our whites and the one Blush. If you have the RHWT passport (10 bucks) there is no charge and it comes with all the benefits which make it quite a deal. So it really makes buying a passport worth the effort! Let us be one of your first stops for Spring Barrel! www.pietyflatswinery.com
Portteus Winery: Portteus will feature barrel samples of the 2012 Zinfandel and the 2012 Cabernet Franc. All events are free of charge, no tickets required for our winery or for any winery in the Rattlesnake Hills. Just bring a glass to taste from and we’ll pour the wine. www.portteus.com
Severino Cellars: Join Severino Cellars as we celebrate Spring! We will proudly be pouring our wines made here in the Rattlesnake Hills and giving you “early birds” the rewards with savings!! From our barrel you will get sample our very first Estate Syrah (delicious I might add). We will have our 2008 Merlot and 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon buy 1 get one 1/2 off (this weekend only)! We will be open from 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday. Our patio is the perfect spot to picnic and visit with our staff (AKA the dogs). For questions please contact 509-829-3800. www.severinocellars.com
Silver Lake Winery at Roza Hills: Grab a glass and beat spring barrel the rush! Sample a newly-fermented wine from the barrel under our sunny Zillah skies. Grab a bottle or glass of our award-winning wine and enjoy the gorgeous panoramic view of our vineyards! Silver Lake will also have local vendors for all your needs. www.silverlakewinery.com
Steppe Cellars: Steppe Cellars will have wood-fired pizzas for sale both Saturdays of the spring barrel weekends – (April 20 and April 27). There will be a variety of toppings to choose from. Guests can enjoy pizza or one of our snack plates (which are available every day at Steppe) – in our picnic grounds in the cherry orchard. www.steppecellars.com
Tanjuli: Tanjuli Winery offers Passport Free Reserve Wine tasting with purchase of a regular wine tasting and $10 off purchase of a bottle of reserve wine tasted. Regular tasting fee is waived if a bottle of wine is purchased from our regular selection. We are sampling our 2010 Petit Verdot from the barrel. www.tanjuli.com
Two Mountain Winery: oin us for spring barrel and enjoy a taste Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. www.twomountainwinery.com