Red Mountain Round Up (7/23/15 – 7/29/15)

I know, I know, the boat races are this weekend.  Still, here’s a roundup of events, places to stay, and things to do on Red Mountain for the week of 7/23/15 through 7/29/15.  


Whew!  Mid 90s for the next few days!  I’ll take that!

Events, Places to Visit:

If a tasting fee for a winery isn’t listed below it’s only because I don’t know what it is, there still may be a tasting fee charged.

  • Red Mountain Trails – Fri – Sun by reservation.  1/2 hour and 1 hour trail rides.  
    Family BBQ and Wagon Ride — Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday by reservation.  
    Sunset Dinner and Wagon Ride — Friday and Saturday nights by reservation.
  • Col Solare – tasting room open 11 am – 5 pm Weds – Sun.
    Sunday 2:00 pm — vineyard and winery tour.
  • Cooper – tasting room open 11am – 5 pm Thurs – Mon.  Tasting fees often go to various charities.  
  • Fidelitas – tasting room open daily 11 am – 5 pm
  • Frichette – tasting room open daily 11 am – 5 pm.
  • Hamilton Cellars – tasting room open daily 11 am – 5 pm, Thursdays 11 am – 7 pm 
    Thursday 7/23/15, open late (until 7:00 pm).
  • Hedges – tasting room open 11 am – 5 pm Sat, Sun.  $5.00 nonrefundable tasting fee
  • Hightower – tasting room open 11 am – 5 pm Thurs – Mon.
  • Kiona –  tasting room open noon – 5 pm daily.  Tasting fee $7.00 (refundable with purchase) Red Mountain Trails offers trail rides through Kiona Vineyards on weekends and by reservation.
  • Linda Ellis Andrews — Artist in Glass and Bronze.  Linda is a fabulous artist and wonderful person!  Make an appointment to visit her studio, you won’t be disappointed!
  • Monte Scarlatto — tasting room open 10 am – 5 pm Thurs and Sun.  10 am – 6 pm Fri and Sat.  By appointment also. They have a 9-hole golf course among the vines, check it out!
  • Portrait Cellars — tasting by appointment only.  509-588-4534
  • Tapteil – tasting room open 11 am – 5 pm Fri – Sun.
  • Terra Blanca –  tasting room open daily 10 am – 6 pm.
  • Tucannon – tasting room open Fri – Sun 11 am – 6 pm, Wed – Thurs 11 am – 5 pm.  $5.00 tasting fee.
    Friday 7/24/15 11:00 am – 5:00 pm  Red Ribbon Cutting – Attendees can expect waived tasting fees, snacks, entertainment, and winery tours.   Ribbon cutting is at 1:00 pm
    Saturday 7/25/15 11:00 am – 8:00 pmToast to a Cure Fundraiser.   Featuring wood fired pizza, several wine related vendors, an amazing local art exhibit, raffles, and games with prizes. 
    Saturday 7/25/15 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm — Live music (as part of the Toast to a Cure) with Dallin Puzzey.
  • Tri-Cities Events

Places to Stay:

  • Vacation Rentals by Owner — Red Mountain has some really nice vacation rentals available for your visit.  Most of these are right on Red Mountain and visitors get a discount on their trail or wagon ride when they stay.
  • Bella Luna House — gorgeous vacation rental offered by Tapteil winery.
  • Camping and RV — 
    • Beach RV Park – situated in Benton City — lots of pretty trees, gorgeous setting along the Yakima River waterfront, 5 minutes to Red Mountain.
    • RV Village Resort – West Richland.  Easy access to Red Mountain and Richland for restaurants, shopping, and wine-tasting.  Indoor pool and spa.
  • The nearest hotels are located in Richland and Prosser.

Places to Eat

There are a number of chain restaurants around but here are some “off the beaten path” recommendations:

Red Mountain in the News

Washington Wine Part 1: Key Players on a Hot Streak 

Washington Wine: Part 2.  Ample Room for Growth 

Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down: Proposed trail connecting ridges in Tri-Cities.


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