Saturday, February 16 & Sunday, February 17, 2013
This annual event held over President’s Day weekend provides a distinctive and elegant pairing of fine chocolate and wines from the Yakima and Columbia Valleys, as well as Red Mountain. Over 52 participating wineries provide a variety of chocolate delicacies to enjoy with their red wines. Premier Pass holders enjoy specialty wine and chocolate pairings, library tastings, and tours that are unavailable to the public. Passes are $30 online, or $35 at the door.
Visitors looking for overnight or weekend accommodations may choose from three Red Wine & Chocolate hotel packages: “Red & Breakfast” at Clarion Hotel (rates start at $89), “Red Wine & Chocolate Package” at Best Western Ahtanum Inn (rates start at $99, or $149 for a suite) and “Red Wine Special” at Holiday Inn Downtown Yakima (rates start at $120). For more information, visit www.wineyakimavalley.org.