Yakima Valley Weekend

All roads lead to wine country

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Yakima is a great place to live–the Gilbert family has been calling Yakima home since 1897. It is also a great place to visit–one where there’s much more than wine to indulge in. A Yakima Valley weekend will have you sipping, sampling and enjoying our famous sunshine. 

In addition to the 75 Yakima Valley wineries, this corner of the world also produces 75 percent of the nation’s hops, making craft beer another claim to Yakima fame—along with farm fresh food, craft spirits, a thriving arts community, and plenty of adjacent wilderness to explore, including Gilbert Peak, our family namesake. And it’s just a short drive (two very scenic hours!) from the great metropolitan cities of the Pacific Northwest. The state of Washington Wine is certainly exciting. 

Of course, the must-do in Yakima proper is North Front Street in the Old North Yakima Historic District. The location of Gilbert Cellars Downtown Tasting Room, this vibrant Downtown Yakima neighborhood lies within an easy stroll of numerous downtown hotels. We also welcome you to visit our great grandparents’ nearby Victorian-style farmhouse: Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the H. M. Gilbert Homeplace is just a mile away. Even the Seattle Times says that the Yakima Valley is more than Sunshine! We hope to see you soon! 

Farm to Glass | Yakima Valley Weekend

Yakima Valley weekendCBY logo 2[1]The evolving craft beverage scene in Yakima is one of the best anywhere. Enjoy wine, beer, cider and spirits from 13 local producers within 13 miles. It’s a great way to spend a Yakima Valley weekend. 

Located in the Heart of Washington State, in the Northwest corner of the USA, Yakima has long been a place of business and agricultural innovation. In the early days, that meant lumber and farming. Yakima’s 300+ days of bright sunshine not only nurtures agricultural bounty but it also encourages business innovation in the area of Craft beverage production. In 1982, Bert Grants Brewery opened in downtown Yakima, the first craft brewery to open in the country. In 1983 Yakima Valley became the first official wine growing appellation north of California. Farm to glass, indeed.