Lake Chelan Crush

EXPERIENCE THE HARVEST SEASON IN LAKE CHELAN WINE COUNTRY IN OCTOBER 2020.

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. Here are a list of events from the wineries:

 

Tildio Winery:

Tildio will be offering guided tours of the vineyard and the production area for groups of five people or less. Seating on the patio will remain by appointment.  Some of their red wines may go on sale as well, to make room for the new stuff coming in. They will still be serving wine by the bottle or the glass, unless we move into phase 2.  At that point they will go back to tastings. Hours will be 12pm-5pm. Open 7 days a week!

Mellisoni Vineyards:

Friday through Sunday 2pm to 6pm

October 10th and 11th.  Mellisoni will have Chef Tyler offer Bar-B-Que themed menu for appetizers and plates.  Visit their website and click on Chef’s Menu tab to see updated menu for food being offered.

Succession Wines:

At Succession, there will be harvest activities on site, as well as cellar tours as time allows. Grape samples will be available as grapes are continuing to be harvested.

 

Amos Rome Vineyards:

Thursday-Monday 12-5p

Make your appointment to join us during 2020 Crush at amosrome.com/appointments. We will be open indoor and outdoor and will have small bites available for purchase. In addition to normal tasting flights, glass pours, and bottle sales, we will be offering tours of our production facility at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30 on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Note that we can only allow 5 people per tour due to Covid-19 restrictions, so please specify on your reservation request if you’d like to be part of a tour.

Lake Chelan Winery:

Sept 25,26,27 open 11am-8pm

Oct 2,3,4 9,10,11 open 11am to 8pm

Sept 25,26,27 Oct 2,3,4 Oct 9,10,11– Winery Open Daily at 11am with Wine Tasting Saturday & Sunday

12- 4pm Grape Stomp & Lunch at the BBQ

Vineyard Tours throughout the weekend

4pm-8pm Dinner at the BBQ in the Vineyard

Wapato Point Cellars:

12 noon – 8pm Oct 2,3,4 Oct 9,10,11 

Winery Open Daily at 12 noon with Wine Tasting

Saturday & Sunday

Special CRUSH tasting featuring the Double Gold Award Winning 2017 Malbec

5pm-8pm Dinner at the Winemaker’s Grill with a Harvest Inspired Fresh Sheet

 

Tsillan Cellars:

12-8pm

Take in the ambiance of harvest as you wander the beautiful grounds at Tsillan Cellars. Grab a glass of your favorite wine and go on a production and cellar tour. Tours will be available Friday and Saturday during both Crush weekends. Then head to Sorrento’s Ristorante and try a Crush Prix Fixe menu specially prepared by our Executive Chef and Head Winemaker. For reservations at Sorrento’s please call 509-682-9463.

 

Ancestry Cellars:

Daily 1-7PM

Drop in for Fruity Friday’s and “Must” Try Monday’s.  Like your personal Ancestry, all of our wines have a unique origin and story to tell as well.   Now you can experience part of that as we see how 2020 harvest plays out. 

We’ll have fruit on hand from the vineyard that you can taste each Friday until the end of October or everything is picked! 

The following Monday we’ll have samples on hand to try our latest juice or must as we work our magic to make some delicious wine!

 

Skagit Cellars:

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 1pm to 6pm

 

Cairdeas Winery:

Hours 12pm-5om

Our outdoor tables are adjacent to the crush pad and estate vineyard, ready for you to enjoy front row seats for #cairdeascrush 2020. Taste wine grapes, sip through a wine flight, and/or savor a picnic pack (kid snack packs are also available for purchase) while taking in the sights and sounds of harvest. Advance reservations are highly recommended.

Siren Song Winery and Restaurant:

Daily 3-8pm

TASTING TOURS AT SIREN SONG DURING FALL HARVEST AND CRUSH WEEKENDS OCTOBER 2nd-4th AND 9th-11th

Enjoy a unique opportunity to tour and learn about Siren Song wines with our winemakers, Kevin Brown and Jordan Brown. Tasting Tours include a 25 minute guided tour of our vineyards and production facility. After the tour you’ll be treated to a wine tasting featuring Siren Song Gold Medal Award-Winning wines, combined with a food pairing curated by our chef. Food and Wine Pairing is delivered to you seated with your group (no more than 5 people per group) at the end of the tour.

Cost is $35.00 per person ($25 for Siren Club Members)
Space is limited – Advanced payment required to secure your reservation. Call 509-888-4657, visit our website at www.sirensongwines.com or click to our event page https://www.sirensongwines.com/calendar/tastingtours2020

 

Siren Song Farms:

Fall Pumpkin Festival at Siren Song Farms

Open Thursday – Sunday 12-5pm Through October 31st

7 Tunnel Hill Road, Chelan WA

Bring the whole family to Siren Song Farms. You’ll enjoy a variety of activities on 22 acres of beauty. There’s so much to do and see!

  • Jump on a tractor hay ride and get a tour of our farms
  • Check out the lavender fields, rose garden, vineyards, olive trees, French chickens, Italian honey bees, and more!
  • Pick your own pumpkin in our Pumpkin Patch 
  • Try a tasting flight of Siren Song award-winning wines
  • Take Halloween costume pics of the family in our photo booth
  • Explore our lavender gift shop
  • Play lawn games
  • Enjoy free treats for the kids, and yummy snacks for you!

Hard Row to Hoe:

Hard Row to Hoe will be celebrating the grape harvest through LIVE Facebook events so you can experince CRUSH virutally. Ever wanted to see how grapes get turned into wine? We are going to show you. Grapes picking, processing white and red grapes on the crush pad, punch downs, pump overs.  We’ll take you inside the winery to describe different fermentation techniques and talk about our Amphora and Oak Casks, and give you a look  inside them to see what wine making and fermenting grapes really looks like. The schedule depends upon grape picking days so check our website or Facebook for these live, virtual crush events. 

Fielding Hills Winery:

Join Fielding Hills Winery on October 3rd from 11-3 pm when we host Premier Catch! Premier Catch is women-owned and family-operated in the Pacific Northwest by Ashley and Joci Besecker. Their family has been providing the highest quality seafood to distributors, retailers, and restaurants around the world for over 50 years. Fielding Hills has enjoyed having the Besecker Family as wine club members for many years and we are thrilled to partner with them for a pop-up event. Together, we are offering delicious bundles of wild-caught, locally sourced seafood paired our world-class wines AND donating a portion of proceeds to the Chelan Firefighters Fund. 

The Details:

  • Who: Fielding Hills Winery + Premier Catch
  • What:
    • Wild Pacific Halibut (5 lbs) + ‘18 Roussanne, ‘19 Chenin Blanc, ‘18 Chardonnay — $180.00 ($200.00 value, excludes tax) — $5 donation for each bundle purchased
      • Click here to repurchase or learn more about the bundle
    • Alaskan Weathervane Scallops (2.5 lbs)  + ‘18 Chardonnay and ‘19 Chenin Blanc — $95.00 ($100.00 value, excludes tax) – $5 donation for each bundle purchased
      • Click here to prepurchase or learn more about the bundle
    • Other: 10% discount on the pop-up orders from FHW reservations. If you have a reservation on Saturday you qualify for this discount on Seafood. See Premier Catch’s full menu by clicking here
  • When: Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 from 11 am – 3 pm
  • Where: In the Fielding Hills Winery Parking Lot
  • Why: As a multi-generational family-owned and operated business, we identify with Ashely and Joci’s commitment to providing delicious and high-quality products that bring people together. When the opportunity presented itself to host Premier Catch while giving back to the local community, it was a perfect fit. Learn more about Premier Catch by clicking here.

Transportation:

Lakeside Limousine Tours offers special wine tour rates of $60.00 per person for a private chauffeur driven 4 hour wine tour during crush. Minimum persons apply.