Where to go to sample Yakima wines
Four ways to sample the flavor of Yakima
1. Get the lay of the land
You’ll find lovely views of the valley on Roza Hill’s lawn at Silver Lake Winery (pictured; $5 tasting fee; 1500 Vintage Rd., Zillah; silverlakewinery.com)―and some charming companions at Two Mountain Winery (free tastings; 2151 Cheyne Rd., Zillah; twomountainwinery.com), where you’re greeted by the property’s four dogs; our favorite is Bentley the basset hound.
2. Sip in style
Gilbert Cellars’ new small-plates menu, tasting flights, and chic reclaimed-wood furniture give its tasting room a wine bar atmosphere. Try the gorgonzola-stuffed, bacon-wrapped dates with a gutsy, earthy Malbec. 5 N. Front St.; gilbertcellars.com.
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.; northtowncoffee.com.