The West is wine country

The West is home to the country's best wine regions. Explore them all and taste their best offerings, from the cult cabs of Napa to the Pinots of Willamette Valley

Where to go to sample Yakima wines

Four ways to sample the flavor of Yakima

North Town Coffeehouse
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3. Curl up at a coffeehouse

Need a break from the grape? Get cozy with a latte at North Town Coffeehouse. The absurdly comfy couches down- stairs create a great reading nook. 28 N. First St.;

4. Explore on horseback

Sign up for a ride at Cherry Wood Bed, Breakfast, and Barn and get a backstage pass to Yakima’s gorgeous vineyard and orchard land. Starting this month, owner Pepper Fewel offers winery tours by horse-drawn cart, complete with a picnic lunch. $150 for horseback or horse-and-cart tours; reservations required; 509/829-3500.


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