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Red Mountain AVA to Host Weekend of Wine Events


Taste Red Mountain on June 9 & 10 includes winemaker dinners, horse-drawn wagon rides, a vineyard hike, and a Grand Tasting

Benton City, WA. (May 11, 2023) — On June 9 and 10, Red Mountain AVA winemakers and growers will host a series of events called Taste Red Mountain in the renowned winegrowing region. The weekend celebrating Red Mountain wine and community includes dinners, outdoor activities, restaurant takeovers, and the annual Grand Tasting. More than twenty wineries are participating in Taste Red Mountain’s weekend on the mountain; the full schedule can be found below.

Saturday’s Grand Tasting on June 10 features 26 Red Mountain producers (the full list can be found below) pouring wines at Col Solare from 3 pm to 5 pm. Winery-hosted dinners on Friday and Saturday nights will be hosted at Fidélitas, Hedges Family Estate and Red Mountain Trails Winery. A winery yoga class and a guided vineyard hike are offered on Saturday morning. Horse-drawn wagon rides through the vineyards accompany Saturday’s dinner at Red Mountain Trails.

Tickets for all Taste Red Mountain events are available now on the event website

Taste Red Mountain Weekend Event Schedule:

Wine & Paella at Fidélitas
Friday, June 9 from 6 pm to 9 pm
The weekend starts with a catered dinner at Fidélitas. Seafood paella from Chef Frank Magana of Culture Shock Bistro is served alongside wines from Fidélitas, Obelisco Estate Winery, Palencia Wine Company and Upchurch Vineyard. Joining Fidélitas winemaker Charlie Hoppes and general manager Will Hoppes at this event will be Obelisco Estate’s Ken Abbott, Palencia Wine Company’s winemaker Victor Palencia, and Upchurch Vineyard’s winemaker, Chris Upchurch.

Vino-Yasa Yoga at Kiona Vineyards & Winery
Saturday, June 10 from 10 am to 11 am
Taste Red Mountain guests can start the day with a guided yoga class at Kiona Vineyards & Winery with yoga instructor April James from Columbia Basin Racquet Club’s Health & Wellness Clinic. The one-hour Vinyasa flow is catered to every level, with savory pastries from Ethos Bakery to share afterward. 

Guided Vineyard Hike starting at Domaine Magdalena
Saturday, June 10 from 10 am to 11 am
Guests can join a guided vineyard hike hosted by Maggie Hedges of Domaine Magdalena and Sarah Goedhart of Hedges Family Estate. The hike will move at a pace suitable for all, with a mid-hike break at a beautiful gazebo in Hedges Estate’s Biodynamic vineyards for savory pastries from Ethos. 

Grand Tasting at Col Solare Winery
Saturday, June 10 from 3 pm to 5 pm
Winery representatives from 26 wineries will be on hand to pour tastes to enjoy alongside small bites, offering guests unparalleled access to winemakers and incredible Red Mountain views. Col Solare’s position at the base of Red Mountain offers a 180-degree view and a wonderful location for the indoor and outdoor Grand Tasting. 

Horse-drawn Wagon Rides & BBQ Dinner at Red Mountain Trails Winery
Saturday, June 10 from 5:30 pm to 8 pm
Red Mountain Trails Winery offers horse-drawn wagon rides through the vineyards of Red Mountain. Wagon rides start every half hour, with a BBQ dinner provided by Tsunami catering afterward. Guests will enjoy wines and meet the winemakers from Red Mountain Trails, Ciel du Cheval, Page Cellars, and Tinte Cellars. 

Collaborative Winemaker Dinner at Hedges Family Estate
Saturday, June 10 from 6 pm to 8 pm
Hedges Family Estate hosts a collaborative winemaker dinner featuring Canvasback Wines, Hedges Family Estate, Liminal Wines, and Muret-Gaston Winery. A seasonal coursed menu designed by Hedges’ chef Aislinn McManigal-Quintana pairs perfectly with select Red Mountain wines, and guests will enjoy dinner with the winemakers from all four wineries.

Grand Tasting Participating Wineries: 

  • Ambassador Wines of Washington 
  • Anelare
  • Aquilini Wines
  • Barnard Griffin
  • Canvasback
  • Cascade Cellars
  • Col Solare Winery
  • DeLille Cellars
  • Domaine Magdalena
  • Elk Haven Winery
  • Fidélitas Wines
  • Frichette Winery
  • Guardian Cellars 
  • Hamilton Cellars
  • Hedges Family Estate
  • Kiona Vineyards and Winery
  • Klipsun
  • Liminal Wines 
  • Market Vineyards 
  • Muret-Gaston Winery
  • Obelisco Estate
  • Page Cellars
  • Palencia Wine Company
  • Red Mountain Trails Winery 
  • Tinte Cellars
  • Upchurch Vineyard


Red Mountain is a premier winegrowing region in southeast Washington with a storied reputation for world class Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux blends. The region is named after a hill that turns scarlet red with cheatgrass in late spring, and which quietly looms behind the area’s most celebrated vineyards. In addition to several award-winning wineries offering a host of hospitality experiences on Red Mountain itself, Red Mountain wines can be enjoyed across Washington, as the region cultivates the most sought-after fruit in the state for wineries in Walla Walla, Woodinville and beyond. Red Mountain is a destination for collectors of Napa wines, but especially for lovers of powerful red wines. For more information, please visit redmountainava.com.


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