Lake Chelan is the 11th AVA (American Viticultural Area) in Washington State. This designation is an appellation of origin granted by the Federal government (more specifically the TTB). An AVA is a area with unique climate, soil and physical features that distinguish it from surrounding areas. The idea is that what is produced within an AVA is specific to that place and would not be the same grown somewhere else.
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Lake Chelan Crush

October 5th-13th

October in the Lake Chelan Wine Valley is gorgeous with brilliant sun, spectacular color and the smell of freshly fallen leaves. Join us in back-to-back weekends as we celebrate our annual Crush Festival. The barrel room doors swing wide open and the work in the vineyards comes to the crush pad. Come taste, stomp and dance. Watch the grapes tumble through the press and taste the raw juice that it produces. Get the inside scoop from the cellar master or wine maker on how the wine will taste come bottling time. Sit down with us at the table for a harvest party or a winemaker dinner and share in the experience of harvest season.

View all of our winery activities, scavenger hunt details, and restaurant food and wine pairing menus here


Lake Chelan Wine History Timeline

Who planted the first vines in Lake Chelan? Which tasting brought international attention to our wines? Visit our historical timeline to learn how this unique wine region has developed through the years.

2019 Lake Chelan Wine Alliance Student Scholarship

The Lake Chelan Wine Alliance is dedicated to the growth of the wine industry in the Chelan Valley.  This includes supporting wineries, wine makers, grape growers and all others who contribute to the health of the industry.

The scholarship committee will award one scholarship of at least $1000 to a graduating senior who either plans to pursue a career in the wine industry and/or has a family member that works in the industry.

To learn more and apply for the scholarship click here