Located in the heart of North Central Washington, Cascade Valley Wine Country encompasses three of the state’s premier wine touring and adventure destinations. Begging north, at Lake Chelan, the longest lake in Washington, traveling through Wenatchee, “Apple Capitol of the World” and winding up in the Charming Bavarian Village of Leavenworth.
Easily accessible by car (just two hours from Seattle/Puget Sound), bus, train, or commercial air service when you fly into the greater Wenatchee area via Pangborn Memorial Airport. Wine Enthusiasts will find our wines to be every bit as spectacular as our region. After all the area has been a Northwest destination for touring, shopping, outdoor activities and more; long before the growing of grapes and wine production came into being. With over 70 small and large wineries and tasting rooms each region boasts world class, award winning wines with endless opportunity for adventure.
Outdoor Recreation- Adventures in Wine Country
Cascade Valley Wine Country is truly the experience of a lifetime. Recreation is at its peak with Mission Ridge and Stevens Pass ski resorts just 20-45 minutes from Wenatchee and Leavenworth, and miles of cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snow-mobile touring, sleigh rides, and sledding in all three locations!
If sunny days and perfect weather is your ideal wine country escape, the endless abundance of activity continues. Surrounded by the impressive Cascade Mountain range, each region has its own unique activities ranging from Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking, SUP, Wake Surfing, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Tennis, or just lounging on the pristine beaches and winery patios over-looking breathtaking vistas. In addition the region offers miles of scenic day hiking, backpacking, ORV touring, cycling, horseback riding, and camping.
For the more extreme wine enthusiasts the Leavenworth area has emerged as a world-famous mecca for bouldering and alpine rock climbing, while the rush of sky-diving or zip-lining into the vineyards of Lake Chelan, or the endless miles of mountain biking of Wenatchee will please any thrill-seekers palate.
Lake Chelan: Naturally Intoxicating
Encompassing the Lake Chelan AVA, established in 2009; our wines are an excellent reflection of the rich, complex textures, minerals, and elegant depth our grapes draw from this unique region. Lake Chelan’s favorable mild temperatures and “Lake effect” result in a longer growing season, allowing the grapes to extract a distinguished character enhanced by glacially carved soils with distinctive properties like coarse sandy sediment, and notable amounts of quartz and mica. This alluring region provides over 30 destination wineries with incredible growing conditions, world-class winemakers, stunning mountain vistas, and the un-paralled beauty of the clear blue waters of Lake Chelan.
Wenatchee: What will you pick today? Always Fresh, Always Growing
Wenatchee’s lush fertile valley is bordered by ice age volcanic basalt cliffs and the towering granite peaks of the Cascades that have been long known for providing ideal growing conditions for apples and other tree fruits world-wide. Located in the Columbia Valley AVA and stretching south towards the Wahluke slope, the valley’s combination of warm sunny days, cool nights, rich volcanic soils and abundance of pure mountain water have proven to give our grapes the same optimal conditions, expressing a delightful character resulting in outstanding wines! Emerging as a favorite destination for outdoor and wine enthusiasts alike, the largest city in the region with a small town feel is rich with entertainment, art galleries, boutique shopping, and outdoor recreation. Providing visitors with all the comforts of home, and exciting adventures ready to be discovered just outside the door!
Leavenworth: Bavarian Charm
Nestled in the foothills of the Cascade’s, the Bavarian style village of Leavenworth transitions in to warm summers and a crisp shoulder season coupled with unique volcanic and granite terrain, producing wines that culminate in a bright, smooth character that is truly a one of a kind treat! Primarily featuring over 30 tasting rooms and wineries, most within walking distance of your hotel, this charming mountain village combines old world charm with the Pacific Northwest hospitality!
Attracting innovative and passionate wine makers, the region is an unforgettable experience tempting travelers to taste, sip, savor and enjoy the picturesque scenery, boutique shopping, food and drink culture, world renowned recreation and exciting festivals all year long. From small humble tasting rooms, to lavish breathtaking wineries tucked away in the surrounding canyons, Leavenworth’s wine touring is at its finest, boasting many local outdoor outfitters offering year-round opportunity to pair exciting outdoor activities with captivating wines for the adventurous spirit.
In Cascade Valley Wine Country, our doors are open year-round to discover an experience any wine lover with a taste for adventure is sure to adore.
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