Wine Yakima Valley's Spring Barrel Tasting - April 26-28, 2013
The Rattlesnake Hills celebration is followed the next weekend by the Wine Yakima Valley's Spring Barrel Tasting - April 26-28, 2013. Piety Flats Winery will participate in both events and will honor all tickets and special passports from both organizations!
All the Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail wineries will be open for tasting both weekends! more info from the Yakima Visitors and Convention Bureau
No Tasting Fees for Rattlesnake Hills Spring Barrel Tasting at Piety Flats Winery - April 19-21, 2013
It's the perfect time to sample Piety Flats wines direct from the barrel,
as well as finished wines from the bottle. Talk with the winemaker and
experience delicious Northwest cuisine at Piety Flats Winery and other participating wineries during Spring
Barrel Tasting events in the Yakima Valley.
New Releases - We have been assured by our winemaker that all of the new wines will be bottled and ready for tasting and purchase.
We will be tasting our new wines from the Barrel during both the Rattlesnake Hills Spring Barrel Tasting and Yakima Valley Spring Barrel Tasting (April 26-28).
Spring Barrel Tasting marks the opening of the Yakima winery season, which runs
from April through the end of December. Bring a wine glass or buy one at any winery. The Washington State Liquor Board is asking that we ID everyone that looks 30 or under (their words) so be prepared with proper ID at each winery you visit. We will check and will issue a stamp so no one will bother you at our place more than once.
What Piety Flats Winery is offering during these two events
are as follows:
- A 10% discount on any bottle purchase with a Rattlesnake Hills passport
(cost is $10.00).
- As always, we will sell wine by the case at a 15% discount and that
means mixed cases are fine with us.
- You may bring your own glass or purchase one at the door - but either
way Piety Flats Winery does not charge for tasting!
If you have the RHWT passport (10 bucks) there is no charge and it comes with all the benefits that make it quite a deal (for all 17 wineries in the Rattlesnake Hills organization in and around Wapato, Zillah and Outlook). Buying the Passport is worth the effort for all the discounts! Visit all the wineries along the Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail and have a ball. If you need more information go to www.rattlesnakehills.org
Stop by Piety Flats Winery and taste their premium wines straight from
the barrel, shop for gourmet food treats and enjoy your time spent in
the sunny Yakima Valley. Piety Flats Winery will be open 10 to 6 Friday-Saturday and 10 to 5 Sunday
More Fun in Wine Country - Zillah Spring Fling
Enjoy the fun in Zillah on April 20th. Learn more about the event.
It's Spring at Piety Flats Winery.
Time to taste the latest vintages straight from the barrels!
Welcome to Piety Flats Winery ... come on in and
taste the wine and
shop from the splendid selection of gourmet foods.
Wine Tasting Protocol Enhances Everyone’s Experience
Tips for Spring Barrel Tasting
Wineries in the Yakima valley welcome the visitors and wine enthusiasts
who visit the Yakima Valley during Spring Barrel Tasting weekend. Knowing the protocol of a wine tasting tour enhances everyone’s
experience. The wineries of the Yakima Valley have established a set of
protocol that most wine lovers adhere to. The following is an outline
of what to do while enjoying this year’s Spring Barrel Tasting event.
1. Plan your itinerary: Visit between 3 and 4 tasting rooms
Get the true tasting experience by lingering at each winery. A true
tasting will allow you time to let your sensations pay attention to the
flavors of each wine. Plan your itinerary so that at lunchtime you end
up at a winery that has a picnic area.
2. Please drink responsibly: Discover the flavors of
Yakima Valley by sampling and drinking in moderation. Alcohol consumption
is limited to people 21 years or older.
3. Tasting and buying wine at the winery
Some tasting rooms may ask that you pay a fee to taste the wine. Some
wineries apply this fee to a purchase. Others might include the glass.
Occasionally wineries will run special sales. If the winery has a newsletter
or mailing list be sure to sign up. This way you will find out about special
sales & events at the winery. If you had a great experience and enjoyed
the wine, it’s very appropriate to make a purchase.
4. Wine tasting etiquette: You and other wine tasters
want to be able to evaluate a wine’s aroma without competition:
avoid wearing strong scent or smoking immediately before visiting a tasting
room. Be assured that it is “O.K.” to pour out the remainder
of a sample of wine which you don’t finish. Tasting rooms usually
provide a container for this purpose.
5. Explore beyond your favorite wines.
Every winemaker has a unique style and manner of finishing their wines,
so a variety of wine (Merlot, Chardonnay, etc.) will taste differently
at each winery. This is a great chance to taste wines that pique your
6. Ask questions. Whether you are a novice or expert,
you will find friendly, knowledgeable hosts in the Valley’s tasting
rooms who want to pass on their passion for the Yakima Valley and the
quality wines produced in the region. In fact, many times in the Yakima
Valley, the person behind the tasting room counter is the owner and or
winemaker. These committed wine enthusiasts love to talk wine, so a simple
question can get you valuable information. Many wineries even supply you
with their own tasting notes about the wines as well as information about
the vineyard sources and growing conditions.
For more information on the wines and wine events in the Yakima Valley contact:
Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail
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