Did you know Chelan is Washington’s 11th AVA? With over 20 wineries in the area, we make good use of the grapes grown here. Try a Chelan wine tasting on your next trip to the Lake Chelan area!
What makes the Chelan AVA so special?
AVA stands for American Viticultural Area, and getting recognized as one is a rigorous process. You have to be able to prove that the soil and land features distinguish the grapes grown in that area from others. So having our very own AVA in Chelan is a big deal! The wines produced from the Chelan area are so popular that people travel across the world to try them. So if you’re in the area, take time for a Chelan wine tasting and discover why these wines are so loved.
Hours: Thursday-Saturday, 12-6pm; Sunday 11am-5pm
Tsillan Cellars produces 100% estate grown wines, which means all the wines you’ll taste were grown right here in the Chelan valley! Now, you can enjoy a fireside wine tasting and delicious food at Tsillan’s outdoor pavilion. Take in the stunning views while sipping wine and you’ll quickly understand why people love Chelan wines.
Hours: Thursday-Monday, 3-7pm
Siren Song offers wines from 3 collections: Classic, Reserve, and Grand Cru. We all know pairing wine with food is one of the best ways to experience a wine tasting, and Siren Song doesn’t disappoint! Their menu is made from scratch in-house daily and you can enjoy the food and wine in the heated outdoor tent.
Hours: Friday-Sunday, 1-4pm
With 14 acres, Karma Vineyards offers a variety of wines, and was the first vineyard in Chelan to cane prune Pinot Noir grapes. Karma is also known for their excellent Champagne. Gather ’round the fire pits with glasses of bubbly and take in the view!
Lake Chelan Winery
Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 11am-6pm; Friday-Saturday, 11am-7pm
This apple-orchard-turned-vineyard has been rooted in Lake Chelan for decades. The award-winning wines you’ll find at Lake Chelan Winery are exclusive and varied, with something for everyone. Enjoy an outdoor tasting, and if you’re visiting in the summer, the BBQ in the Vineyard!
With so many incredible wineries in Chelan, we simply couldn’t list them all! You can see a full list of wineries offering a Chelan wine tasting here.
Where will you be headed for a Chelan wine tasting?
Whichever winery you choose, rest assured that you can’t go wrong! Take a weekend to experience all the wineries Chelan has to offer and stay at Lakeside Lodge and Suites during your visit. Enjoy our wonderful amenities, spacious rooms, and sweeping views of Lake Chelan during your stay! You can book a room here.