Upcoming Events

Platinum Dinner
May 14, 2022
Yakima Country Club

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The Yakima Enological Society is proud to announce its Platinum XX dinner to be held on May 14th, 2022 at the Yakima Country Club starting at 5:30 pm. We will be featuring 20 Platinum award winning wines from the 2021 Platinum judging conducted by “Great Northwest Wines”. 


Of the top ten wineries that have won the most Platinum awards, six of them will be at our Platinum XX they are: Maryhill Winery, Gehringer Brothers Winery, Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards, Clearwater Canyon Cellars, Coyote Canyon Winery and Palencia Wine Co.


This year there were eighteen wineries that were first time winners in the judging. Three of them will be presented at our event. They are Pomeroy Cellars, Coventina Vineyards and VanArnam Vineyards.


Idaho has recently shown it is making some great wines. Eleven of the Double Platinum winners this year were from Idaho. Three of them will be represented at Platinum XX: Cinder Wines, Holesinsky Winery and Vineyard and Clearwater Canyon Cellars.


The evening will start with the Winemakers Reception where we will enjoy seven great Double Platinum wines paired with passed appetizers as we meet and honor the personnel from the award-winning wineries. Following the reception, we will enjoy a five-course meal, each course paired with Platinum winning wines. The menu is still being finalized but I can assure you that lots of thought has gone into the food-wine pairings. The menu will be included in our next newsletter.


We will have both a silent auction during the reception with beautiful baskets and Platinum award winning wine lots and a live auction during the course of the evening of wines, dinners and two Platinum judgings. Proceeds from this event will again go to wine industry scholarships at Yakima Valley College, WSU Tri Cities School of Enology, the wine program at Walla Walla Community College and Okanagan College in British Columbia. Proceeds from past Platinum dinners have allowed the Yakima Enological Society to donate over $115,000 in scholarships to these students.


For attendees from outside the Yakima Valley, we have arranged with “Hilton Garden Inn” in Yakima for a special room rate of $119 per night for a king bed, good from Friday, May 13th through Sunday, May 16th. Reservations must be made by Sunday, May 1st or the rooms will be released. Reservations can be made by calling 509-454-1111 and saying you are with the “Platinum Dinner-YES” group. For those members and guests concerned about drinking wine and then driving, we will again be offering the popular option of using Aladin Limousine Service to shuttle people back and forth to the event for the special price of $40 per person (does not include gratuity).Please contact, Steve Zien at 509-969-2877 to make arrangements for your pickup.

Grape to Glass Gala

May 21, 2022

Yakima Valley College


On Saturday May 21st, 2022, Yakima Valley College will host a winemakers’ dinner and silent auction. This event will be held on the Yakima Valley College on their Yakima Campus. All funds raised go toward funding their scholarship program supporting the Colleges Vineyard & Winery Technology Program Dinner by Bon Vinos and live music accompany the evenings event .


Tickets to The Grape to Glass Gala are $75 for Yakima Valley Vintner wine club members and $85 for the general public and can be purchased by going to yvcc.edu/gala


Mark the date on your calendar, this is fun event that supports the upcoming winemakers in the valley

Two Cool Chefs, One Hot Night
June 8, 2022

Jack & Vi Toppers Estate

Mark your calendar for the June 8 tasting: Two Cool Chefs, One Hot Night. It will once again feature a return to the beautiful home of Vi Budden and Jack Topper, sitting high on the Terrace Heights slopes, with a tremendous view of the city of Yakima and beyond. Big John Caudill will be sharing his favorite Sheridan Wines and stories, as he and Derrin Davis of WaterFire Restaurant prepare a series of paired foods to enhance the enjoyment of the fine wines. Registration at 5:00 p.m., start time at 5:30 p.m.

Cascade Cliffs Winery
July 13th, 2022
YVC Conference Center

Wines of South Africa
August 10, 2022
Hilton Garden Plaza

Bus Trip to the Wineries
September 24, 2022
Hood River Area & Lunch at The Columbia Gorge Hotel

Wine & Art
October 12, 2022
Larson Gallery

Christmas Party
December 14, 2022
Location: TBD

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