About the Tasting Room Yakima
go hiking or mountain biking, take in a sunset on our wrap-around porch, relax, or watch local wildlife!
After twenty years of buying grapes from some of the best vineyards in Washington, Paul Beveridge of Wilridge Winery planted his own vineyard here in Spring 2007. The biodynamic vineyards include twenty-two different grape varieties from the classic wine regions of Europe, including France, Italy, Spain and Portugal. You are welcome to stroll the vineyard at your leisure, or choose a chore and we will put you to work!
Cowiche Canyon Adventures
The Tasting Room Yakima borders the Cowiche Canyon nature preserve where you can roam, hike, rock climb or mountain bike your way through a 3.2 mile long wilderness canyon. The William O. Douglas trail winds through the bottom of the Canyon from downtown Yakima to Mount Rainier and the Pacific Crest Trail. Working with the Cowiche Canyon Conservancy, we have extended a half mile feeder trail connecting the William O. Douglas trail with the vineyard and tasting room.
The 1/2 mile hike from The Tasting Room to the bottom of the Canyon is easy enough for the whole family to enjoy...plus if anyone gets a little too hot, just plunge your feet into Cowiche Creek for a nice break.
Mountain biking is also very popular on the bluffs and in the canyon. There is a relatively easy loop trail around the vineyard and the "West 40." From the vineyard, you can also connect directly with the network of single track trails that crisscross the Cowiche Canyon Conservancy.
For the really adventurous, the cliffs of Cowiche Canyon offer rock climbing in the 5.7 to 5.11 range. A short trail from the Vineyard takes you to a series of cliffs and overhangs that are perfect for setting up top ropes. Bolts have been placed at several strategic routes by local climbers. If you are going to climb, we suggest you wait to visit the Tasting Room until after your adventure!