Yakima Valley Wineries
Located in one of the most beautiful as well as diverse agricultural region in North America, Yakima Valley has a rich history of growing all types of fruits from apples to peaches, pears, nectarines and more. Naturally, grapes is part of this incredible bounty that this part of the US has to offer and this crop is well represented in the number of excellent Yakima Valley Wineries that dot the countryside.
For those who are interested in travelling to this sumptuous region, there are plenty of wineries in Yakima Valley to visit so you can enjoy the wine tasting and drink in the beautiful countryside.
The History of Yakima Valley Wineries
The wine industry in Yakima Valley can first be traced all the way back to 1869 when Charles Schanno, a French winemaker planted the first cuttings. Over the next 30 years the growth of the industry was rather weak until William B. Bridgeman can along at the early part of the 20th century. Bridgeman used his own vine cuttings to help establish wineries all around the area.
Over the next 60 years, the wineries began to grow and their product spread around the world thanks to the unique taste from this sumptuous region of the world. It was in 1962 that another step was added when new wineries were opened above the floor of the valley which took advantage of the sunshine and reduced frost damage. Today, the wineries in Yakima Valley are now some of the most respected and loved in all of North America.
Touring the Wineries
Of course, as much fun as it is to purchase wine from the many different wineries in the area, it is even better to go on Yakima Valley wine tasting tours and sample first-hand both the beauty of the area as well as the taste of the wine itself.
Fortunately, many of the wineries are located with a reasonable distance from each other so you can travel by vehicle and visit more than one location in a single day. In fact, instead of driving you can hire a limo, van or even a bus to take you and your friends and family on an official Yakima Valley wine tasting tour without being concerned about finding your way or enjoying the wine a little too much.
In addition to the wine tasting, there is also the incredible scenery of the valley itself which makes this one of the most beautiful places in this part of the country. There are few trips as relaxing and enjoyable as driving through this remarkable countryside and visiting the several working wineries in the region. You can taste what has helped make the Yakima Valley wineries famous all while learning about the process itself which goes back to the 19th century.
If you are looking for a new adventure that lets you sample some of the finest wine in the US, then going to Yakima Valley is makes for an exciting adventure for you, your family and friends.