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Fall Barrel Tasting comes to Lake Chelan Wine Country the weekend after Thanksgiving

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Edgar Smith pours the Estate Malbec at Lake Chelan Winery. (Photo by GoLakeChelan.com)

Give Thanks & experience the harvest season with Fall Barrel Tasting Nov. 24 – 26

Fall Barrel Tasting in the Lake Chelan Valley happens the weekend after Thanksgiving every year. The fall tasting is an opportunity for enthusiasts to get a sampling of varietals in their infancy and to understand the winemaking process while learning from the winemakers themselves.

It’s a weekend that includes great views of Lake Chelan and mountain scenery, conversations at the tasting counter and the smell of oak wine barrels and great wine. There’s a little bit of breathing room in the Lake Chelan Valley this time of year. Fall in the valley is more relaxed and is the perfect time to taste warming reds right from the barrel and linger over a sample of what could be a double-gold winner at future wine competitions.

Jared McGuffin pours the Estate Syrah at Benson Vineyards Estate Winery. (Photo by GoLakeChelan.com)

Here is what some of the area wineries will be sampling right from the barrel:

Cairdeas Winery – 2015 Petite Sirah Port

Rio Vista Wines – 2016 Pinot Noir

Siren Song Vineyard Estate and Winery – 2015 Estate Syrah

Tsillan Cellars – 2016 Estate Syrah

WineGirl Wines – 2016 Lake Chelan Cabernet Franc

Cheryl Nelson at Tildio Winery pours a barrel tasting for guests. (Photo by GoLakeChelan.com)

Many other wineries will be having events throughout the weekend. For more information and links to all the wineries in the Lake Chelan Valley, make sure to check out the Lake Chelan Wine Valley website at www.lakechelanwinevalley.com.

(By Christine Eagar)




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