Winery Open House on Friday, March 8, 2019 • 5:00 to 8:00pm

 Grandview, WA – Yakima Valley College’s Teaching Winery, Yakima Valley Vintners, and students in the Wine Marketing class, invite the community to an exciting open house at the only teaching winery in the region. The free event is an opportunity to learn about wines produced in the Yakima Valley, tour the winery, and enjoy tastings of student-crafted, award-winning wines. “Having the opportunity to open the community’s eyes to what we are doing behind closed doors in worth more than I can explain. We are passionate about this winery and this program, and we want to share what we’re learning with everyone,” states wine marketing student Samantha Mallery.

TEACH, TOUR & TASTE is Friday, March 8, 2019 between 5:00-8:00pm. Doors open at 5:00 pm. Educational tours and tastings until 8:00pm. Yakima Valley Vintners is located on the Grandview Campus of Yakima Valley College.

YVC’s Teaching Winery contributes to the growing wine industry in the Yakima Valley and Washington State. Chase Sinclair, a student recently enrolled in several introductory wine courses, captured it well saying “I have visited a lot of tasting rooms in the valley, but none that allow you this type of access to their winemaking facilities. It’s one thing to drink wine or talk about how it’s made, but quite another to go behind the doors and get to talk to the student winemakers.”

Yakima Valley Vintners’ wines will be available for purchase by the glass, bottle or the case. Join us to learn how YVC’s Teaching Winery contributes to the growing wine industry in the Yakima Valley and Washington State. Yakima Valley Vintners is at 110 Grandridge Road, Grandview. Directions from Yakima: Take Exit 73 from I-82 and turn left onto Wine Country Road, continue to the intersection of Grandridge Road. Directions from Pasco: Take Exit 75 from I-82 and turn right on Wine Country Road and continue to the intersection of Grandridge Road.

This is a family friendly experience but in order to participate in the tasting portion of the event, participants must be 21 years of age or older and need to provide valid identification. Visitors may participate in the tour and educational opportunities without tasting. For more information: www.yakimavalleyvintners.com or wine@yvcc.edu / 509.882.7069 or 509.882.7007.

Press Release Contacts:
Jay Frank / 509.574.6870 / jfrank@yvcc.edu
Stefanie Menard / 509.574.4646 / smenard@yvcc.edu