Friday, September 18, 2015

Lake Chelan Crush Festival

Experience Harvest Season in Wine Country October 3-4 + 10-11

Crush-2015October in the Lake Chelan Wine Valley is gorgeous with brilliant sun, spectacular color and the smell of freshly fallen leaves. Join us in back-to-back weekends as we celebrate our annual Crush Festival. The barrel room doors swing wide open and the work in the vineyards comes to the crush pad.

Come taste, stomp and dance. Watch the grapes tumble through the press and taste the raw juice that is produces. Get the inside scoop from the cellar master or winemaker on how the wine will taste come bottling time. Sit down with us at the table for a harvest party or winemaker’s dinner and share in the experience of harvest season.

Book your stay and plan your Lake Chelan Crush Festival adventure:

Atam Winery

Hours: Thursday-Sunday from 12:00-5:00pm
Happenings: Live music on both Saturdays from 2:00-5:00pm, plus an Atam Winery Stomping Event: Pick your own grapes, stomp them with your feet and go home with a bottle of wine. Info & Directions >>

Benson Vineyards

Hours: Open daily at 11:00 am for complimentary tasting
Happenings: Visit the observation platform for crush viewing and enjoy live music both weekends from 2:00-5:00pm. October 3rd: Waterdog, October 10th: Brothers from Different Mothers. Free admission. Info & Directions >>

Cairdeas Winery

Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 12:00-5:00pm
Happenings: Come and see winemaking in action at Cairdeas! We will either be crushing grapes right outside the tasting room, or pressing new wine into tank or barrel… or maybe both! You can also sample the wine grapes. Taste what a Syrah wine grape tastes like and then try the wine we make from those grapes. Here is your chance to see behind the scenes at Cairdeas Winery. Info & Directions >>

Chelan Estate Winery

Hours: 11:00am-6:00pm
Happenings: Visit Chelan Estate Winery for your wine tasting experience and a complimentary dark chocolate truffle. Terrific wine sale discounts and Dove Designs jewelry will be featured. Info & Directions >>

Chelan Ridge Winery

Hours: Friday and Saturday, 12:00-6:00pm; Sunday, 12:00-5:30pm
Happenings: Crush operations will depend on the status of our estate grapes. Info & Directions >>

C. R. Sandidge

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00-6:00pm Info & Directions >>

Fielding Hills Winery

Hours: Friday-Sunday, 11:00am-5:00pm Info & Directions >>

Hard Row to Hoe

Hours: Open every day, 11:00am-6:00pm during crush
Happenings: We will be making wine as the grapes allow. Info & Directions >>

Lake Chelan Winery

Hours: Open at 11:00am
Happenings: Grape Stomp on Saturdays & Sundays – Sept 20, 26, 27, Oct 3, 4, 10, 11 – 12:00 to 4:00pm. Be a spectator, or join in on the fun….it’s a blast either way!
Take off your shoes and socks and stomp wine grapes to music. The participant with the most grape juice wins! Info & Directions >>

Legend Cellars

Hours: 12:00-7:00pm
Happenings: Legend Cellars is pairing selected wines and cheeses, along with honey for a mouth watering experience. You can also participate in the Harvest Crush Trivia Hunt. Join the Hunt, visit Legend Cellars and other Downtown Manson wineries, brewery and cidery during Crush to hunt out trivia answers, and learn about the art of crushing wines. Drop your full trivia cards at one of the participating locations to win a Lake Chelan Getaway Experience. Info & Directions >>

Rio Vista & Rio Vista at the Cabin

Hours: 12:00-6:00pm at both locations
Happenings: Rio Vista Wines on the River will be hosting their wine club party October 10th and featuring the Lake Boys with a fabulous Cajun boil feed. We will also have a pumpkin weighing contest with many opportunities for great photos to be taken with your families. As a reminder, we are dog and kid friendly so everyone is welcome! The beach will also be open so bring your picnic lunch and have a dip in the river!
New watercolor paintings by Kerry Siderius in the gallery. Vineyard and cellar tours by winemaker John Little. Info & Directions >>

You can also visit Rio Vista at the Cabin. Sip wine and relax in an authentic log cabin in the village of Manson. Info & Directions >>

Siren Song Vineyard Estate and Winery

Hours: Friday-Sunday, 12:00-7:00pm
Happenings: Siren Song will have musical guests in the winery on both weekends of Crush. The Siren Club Members Only party will be held from 7:00-10:00pm on Saturday, October 10th. Siren Club members and their guest are invited to a complimentary evening of food, wine, and fun! Info & Directions >>

Tildio Winery

Hours: Saturday 12:00-6:00pm and Sunday 12:00-5:00pm
Happenings: Tildio will be actively crushing or fermenting grapes and giving tours of the winery demonstrating the wine making process. Info & Directions >>

Tsillan Cellars

Hours: 11:00am-7:00pm
Happenings: Tsillan Cellars is celebrating Lake Chelan Crush Oct 3-4th and 10-11th with educational vineyard & production tours of our award winning estate vineyards & wine making facility. Tractor drawn carriages will leave every 30 minutes for close up tours of “where the wine begins” in the vineyards. Tours begin at 1:00pm and go until 4:00pm Saturday, October 3rd and 10th, weather permitting. Info & Directions >>

Tunnel Hill Winery

Hours: Saturday & Sunday, 12:00-5:00pm Open for tasting both weekends Sat and Sun 12-5pm and will be having live music on Both Saturdays at 1pm.
Happenings: Tunnel Hill Winery will have live music on both Saturday at 1:00pm – October 3rd: Kevin Jones, October 10th: Lake Chelan Jazz Band. Info & Directions >>

Vin du Lac Winery

Hours: Both weekends 11:00am-5:00pm for wine tasting, and the Bistro is open from 12:00-8:00pm
Happenings: Grape stomping and autumn bistro specials. Info & Directions >>

Wapato Point Cellars

Hours: 11:00am-7:00pm
Happenings: Try Grape Tasting at the bar for a new twist! Complimentary wine tasting and appetizer menu available. Info & Directions >>

WineGirl Wines

Hours: Friday-Sunday, 12:00-5:00pm
Happenings: Join us for the most exciting time of year at the winery! We’re bringing in the grapes and letting the juice fly! The magical aromas of harvest are sure to please your senses. Come watch as we crush, press, stomp, and punch down our precious new wines. For harvest you can see the new barrels and touch the new stainless steel tanks, there’s so much to see and do this time of year. And did I mention how gorgeous Lake Chelan is in the Fall? You will not be disappointed. Info & Directions >>

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