September NEW! Covid rules at Yakima Valley Wineries have relaxed slightly. Now taking reservations for groups of up to FIVE
The Covid crises has forced some changes. I am now a one man, one van operation. (I kept the big Chevrolet).
Now taking reservations for weekends and after noon on weekdays.
SMALL GROUPS ONLY! Five or fewer. MUST WEAR FACE MASKS WHILE IN THE VAN! No exceptions.
Five hour outing in 'Home' area $350. (See below for 'area' descriptions and add-ons for distance)
Please call 509 654-9505 and leave your name and phone number, plus your preferred date. I WILL call you back.
Thank You, Eric Miller
We will pick you up at your lodgings or preferred location and tour your group to four to six Yakima Valley Wineries that match your interests. Included is transportation in a full sized 15 passenger van (with back row seat removed for wine purchases and cooler space), a safe and helpful driver, chilled bottled water as needed for your group, and possibly some 'edutainment.' Tasting fees and snacks/lunch are NOT included. NOTE: Tasting fees in this area are quite reasonable, usually $10 or less per person at each business. It is generally waived with bottle purchase.
1/2 deposit required
Get special VIP treatment at Top Rated wineries (or regional tasting rooms). Includes tasting fees, a deluxe charcuterie plate at Cote Bonneville, visit to Co Dinn Cellars, both in Sunnyside. Two more top tier depending on your pickup location. Closer to Yakima a special tour and top wines at Owen Roe. Closer to Tri-Cities (Richland, Kennewick, Pasco), Col Solare on Red Mountain. Or if you prefer, a quality micro brewery for one stop.
Per Person Price: $225
min 2, max 5 participants.
1/2 of total deposit required
Yakima Valley has a rich HOP history. It produces 40% of the world's hop crop! And now, there are several great micro breweries here too. Among them, Bale Breaker and Yakima Craft plus some new ones in Yakima. Down the valley are Snipes Mountain, Whitstran, and Horse Heaven. Brew Tours are a GREAT DAY!
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In Questions while bookings specify
in 'any specific wineries/breweries you wish to visit?'
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Owner Eric G Miller started this business early 2013 after returning to college in 'mid-life' to get a Bachelor of Science in Global Wine Studies from Central Washingont University.
After experimenting with a range of vehicles and an attempt to serve multiple people moving markets, 2018 brings a clarity that we are a Yakima Wine Tours specialty company. Also covering Prosser Wine Tours and Washington Wine Tours. We want guests who are interested in the wine and the region. Our guests have a great time on our tours. Customers have joined us from around the world; our best reviews come from those who enthusiastically learned the most about wine and our region. A NEW interest in CRAFT BREWING will bring specialty tours as well.
You may be amazed at the broad varietal offerings produced here! As many as forty different vinus vinifera species do well here. From Albarino to Zinfandel with a big emphasis on bold reds. Dry rose' is making a great showing as well. And by the way, the Yakima Valley produces over 40% of the Worlds hops. Beer time too!
Eric is great! He is very knowledgeable about history of the wineries in the area and the complete wine making process! His tours are always educational and enjoyable! We can't wait to take another tour with Wineries Express!!
My mom & I did a wine tour with Eric in mid-June of this year. It was such an amazing day! Eric gave great information all day on various wines & knew the best places to go. He was very knowledgeable & we learned a lot. All of the wineries we visited had such great wines & the people were all very sweet. The day felt relaxed & we never felt rushed & could take our time at each place. The only issue was having too many bottles to fly home with ;)
We did a wine tour with Eric in October and we absolutely loved it! Eric is very knowledgeable, friendly and easy going! We asked Eric to take us to some smaller, not so visible wineries and he did just that! We were introduced to some great wines and Fun people. We would definitely recommend Eric and will be calling him again! Thank you for a great day, Eric!
We got 11 of us ladies together for Spring Barrel and had an amazing time! Our driver, Nate was knowlegable and we didn't really have an itinerary but he helped us pick some great stops. I highly recommend Wineries Express and will be calling them next time for sure. Thank you!!
My sisters and I spent a fantastic day touring all the great little winery's in the Yakima valley. Stunning scenery. Eric knew all they owners and we got tons of great information. Got to see a crush in process and one of the owners let us check out the device he was using to see the sugar content in his grapes. Stopped and had a wonderful lunch at a great price. Also don't miss the winery that specializes in sparkling wines. This trip was a great value and Eric was a great guide.
Hi, Eric here. I don't drive all of the tours and have some great guides.
We take great pride in our Yakima Valley's abundance and quality.
We hope you like what you see and experience enough to share it with others too!
Wine Country Eastern Washington is a big place. Some distance charges for travel incurred from our 'home' service area may apply.
Thanks for understanding.
If you are planning to start your tour from this area and keep it to the included five hours there will be no surcharge
If you tour starts in this area and stays within the five hours of tour time allotted there will be a slight surcharge of $50
If your tour starts in these 'Tri-Cities' and maintains the included five hours allowed there is a $100 surcharge
As lovely and popular as this area is, it is an added five hours of road time for us. A very modest $150 surcharge applies
Added tour hours beyond the included 'standard' five hours included in tour pricing are charged at $75 per. Please call if you have specific questions. Booking online is quick and convenient, there is an added convenience fee to support the booking app of 6% of your purchase price. Thank YOU! Book through CALENDAR below
Just outside of Yakima this producer specializes in sparkles. Using many varietals these are a fun treat.
A moderate sized producer, (large by Yakima Valley boutique standards), with high quality, small batch approach, lovely wines.
Lovely wines, lovely place, lovely people! You may want to just stay here...
Rustic but charming facility, Super nice people, yummy and popular wines. The two brothers are doing it right!
A 'Pioneer' winery with a beautiful tasting room in a lovely setting. Bonair offers a surprising array of choices including a Touriga Port.
Red wines only in a cute red barn tasting room right next to their modest production facility. Husband and wife team do it all, very well!
Selah, Washington, United States
All tours are by appointment. We will pick you up at your location, or suggest a workable place if needed for converging vehicles.
You may call ANY TIME. If we don't answer 'live' please leave a message. We WILL call you back.
Thanks and Cheers!