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Upcoming Events

Summer Soiree at the Cabana| July 10th, 2024

    The Yakima Enological Society is thrilled to invite you to our Summer Soiree at the Cabana event on July 10th event at 6:30pm, set in the breathtaking pool cabana of Bert McDonnell. This evening promises to be an exquisite affair, featuring wines from J.J. Compeau’s Narratif and NW Wine Collaborative labels from Prosser, Washington. Delight in a selection of Sparkling Rosé, Rosé, Pinot Gris, two sumptuous red blends, and a rich Cabernet. All wines served will be available for order through Stems.

    Enhancing this luxurious wine tasting, Catering Creations by Toni will provide a culinary experience with delectable dishes perfectly paired with each wine. Prepare to enjoy a splendid summer evening with panoramic views of the Yakima Valley.

    Guests are kindly requested to bring their own stemware, preferably Riedel, to elevate the tasting experience. While there is ample parking at Bert’s, we encourage carpooling for convenience. Don’t miss the opportunity to purchase all the wines at a special 20% discount through Stems Wine and Gift Shop.

Join us for an unforgettable evening of fine wine, gourmet food, and stunning views!

August Event Teaser

Please save the date: August 14th and join us for a "SIT DOWN DINNER" prepared by local Culinary Art Student.

Their specially prepared meal will be paired with delicious wines from BARREL SPRINGS WINERY and will be in the State Fair room above the Sun Dome.

All- Inclusive September Bus Trip to Canada | September 28th, 2024

    Our first stop on Saturday, September 28th will be at “See Ya Later Ranch” winery and event center overlooking Lake Skaha. This is one of the highest elevated vineyards at over 2000 ft. in the Okanagan. We will start with a seated wine tasting followed by lunch featuring Okanagan Salad, Tea brined Stuffed Chicken Breast and Blackened Salmon with two glasses of wine and Dessert.


    We will then go to Hester Creek Winery and Gehringer Bros. Winery, familiar stops to members from previous trips, for private tastings and presentations.


    Saturday evening after checking into our hotel we will have dinner at “The Miradora Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Winery” The dinner will consist of their featured soup or salad and your choice of Wild Mushroom Garganelli or Lamb Ragu Casarecce accompanied by a glass of their wine and Tiramisu for dessert.


    Sunday morning, we will drive to Okanagan Falls for wine tasting at the Cellar Door (formally the Jackson-Triggs/Inniskillin tasting room) where we will taste a wide variety of wines from The Great Estates Wine Company, including Jackson-Triggs, Inniskillin, Sumac Ridge, Black Sage, IMBZZL, Saintly, and Steller’s Jay. Some of these smaller wineries are not available to visit or taste their wines other than at this location.


    Following this stop we will have a wine tasting at “Church and State Winery” in Oliver, followed by lunch at “Phantom Creek Winery”. This new winery was designed, taking over 3 years to build, sparing no expense and finally opening in 2020. The director of winemaking is Mark Beringer from the old Beringer winery in Napa, California. Here we will have a private wine tasting followed by lunch with your choice of “63 Acres Flank Steak” or “Road 17 Artic Char”.


    We will then travel to “Burrowing Owl Winery” for a final tasting before heading back to Yakima. We need to have a minimum of 45 signed up for this trip by August 26th or we will be forced to cancel the trip.


    The bus holds 56 so we have plenty of room. Please talk to your friends and neighbors. We are not charging an additional upcharge for non-members of YES and currently the Canada-US exchange rate is very favorable. This trip is ALL-INCLUSIVE and covers all expenses except extra wine, beverages and cocktails (excluding the ones mentioned above) and a tip for the bus driver. A Deposit/Reservation form for the Bus Trip is included in this email or you can pay it online. We have booked several of the two-bedroom suites that include a kitchenette and a lake view at the hotel, so please consider sharing a 2-bedroom suite with family or some close friends.


-- Chuck Johnson

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