Vintage Lake Chelan – 10 Year AVA Anniversary

June 7-8, 2019

Join us as Lake Chelan celebrates the 10 year anniversary of its official designation as an American Viticulture Area (AVA). Acquaint your taste buds with the wines made from Washington’s most exciting AVA with educational and social events throughout the weekend.

Vintage Lake Chelan will be held June 7th & 8th, 2019 and feature a welcome reception at the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center in downtown Chelan, plus two tasting seminars and a grand tasting at Larc Hill Vineyard Ranch on the South Shore.


Schedule of Events

VIP Weekend Pass – Access to Welcome Reception, Two Master Classes, and VIP Grand Tasting – $275
Join us for the full Vintage Lake Chelan Weekend. Your VIP Weekend Pass gives you access to Friday’s welcome reception (6:00-8:00pm at the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce), both Master Classes (10:00am-12:00pm and 1:30-3:30pm at Larc Hill Vineyard Ranch), and VIP access to the Grand Tasting (6:00-9:00pm at Larc Hill Vineyard Ranch).




Friday, June 7th

The inaugural Vintage Lake Chelan weekend will kick off with a welcome reception on Friday, June 7 from 6-8 p.m. at the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center in downtown Chelan, located at 216 East Woodin Avenue. Welcome reception attendees will have the opportunity to sample delicious bites as well as taste a selection of Lake Chelan AVA wines, including bubbles, produced by the wineries throughout the Lake Chelan region Welcome reception wineries include Tunnel Hill Winery, WineGirl Wines, Hard Row to Hoe, Rocky Pond Winery, Karma Vineyards Tsillan Cellars, C.R. Sandidge Wines, and Nefarious Cellars.



Saturday, June 8th

Tasting Seminars led by Rachel Mercer of the Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center:

  • “The Pioneers of the Lake Chelan AVA.” From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., attendees will hear and taste from those who had the vision for the Lake Chelan Wine Valley and Lake Chelan AVA, such as Alan Busacca, the geologist that studied the region and filed the official petition for the Lake Chelan AVA. Other panelists include Bob Broderick from Chelan Estate, Judy Phelps from Hard Row to Hoe, Steve Kludt of Lake Chelan Winery, and Larry Lehmbecker of Vin du Lac Winery.


  • “Lake Chelan AVA – A Balancing Act from North to South.” From 1:30-3:30 p.m., attendees will take a deep dive into the most extensively planted varietals on both the north and south shores of Lake Chelan, including Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah.



Grand Tasting

Celebrating the Food & Wine of the Lake Chelan Wine Valley | VIP Hour 6-7pm | General 7-9pm

Acquaint your taste buds with the wines made from Washington’s most exciting AVA. Enjoy Lake Chelan AVA wines in your souvenir tasting glass, alongside signature bites from your favorite Lake Chelan Valley restaurants.
VIP Ticket Holders enjoy early access, a souvenir Riedel tasting glass, and access to the VIP Lounge.

Grand Tasting Wineries & Vineyards:


Ancestry Cellars

Cairdeas Winery

Chelan Estate

CR Sandidge Wines

Dry Lake Vineyards


Fielding Hills Winery

Four Lakes Winery

Hard Row to Hoe

Karma Vineyards

Lake Chelan Winery


Nefarious Cellars

Radiance Winery

Rio Vista Wines

Rocky Pond Winery



Tildio Winery

Tsillan Cellars

Tunnel Hill Winery

Vin du Lac Winery

Wapato Point Cellars

WineGirl Wines



Grand Tasting Restaurants:


18 Brix


Green Dot Sub Shop

KâVé Roastery & Bakery



The Meat Shop







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