Top 10 mini wine country escapes
Our staff's pick of the West's best wineries for a quick escape
Photo by Jim Henkens; written by Jess Thompson, Sara Schneider, Christina Richard, Elisa Bosley, Amy Marr, Janice Fuhrman, Janine Sieja, Deana Lancaster, Jess Thomson
Light out for the Wild West in Yakima Valley, WA
Mix wine and equine at Cherry Wood Bed, Breakfast, and Barn, where horseback tours take you through Washington’s sunny Rattlesnake
Hills AVA. As you taste your way through smaller producers like Agate Field Vineyard, Sheridan Vineyard, and Wineglass Cellars,
you’ll learn that Yakima’s wine region isn’t just up-and-coming―it’s here. Info: Horseback tours $150; cherrywoodbbandb.com or 509/829-3500.
Bonus tip: For a true taste of winter in the chilly Wild West, bundle up and stay the night in one of Cherry Wood’s well-appointed
but unheated tipis ($145, including breakfast).
Don’t pass up the apple or cherry turnovers if they’re served for breakfast. And bring plenty of extra fleece.