Red Mountain Roundup 6/16/16 – 6/22/16

Red Mountain Roundup is a roundup of all of the things to do, places to stay, and other information to help you plan your visit to Red Mountain.

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I’ve put together some itineraries to help you plan your trip here.  These are just suggested things to see and do while you’re here, and are certainly not all-encompassing.  You canview them all as a PDF (with links to each event) by clicking this link.

This weekend is a great one on Red Mountain.  There are tons of activities, and the weather is looking perfect!  Also, this weekend is the full moon!


Great weather for a bike or trail ride through the vineyards!

Events, Places to Visit:

If there are no tasting fees listed, it’s just because I don’t know what they are.  I believe all tasting rooms on Red Mountain charge a fee.

  • Red Mountain Trails — Wagon Rides and Trail Rides available Sun, Click here to reserve!  We now have bicycle rentals!
  • Col Solare – tasting room open 11 am – 5 pm Weds – Sun. 
    Sat, 6/18/16, 5 pm – 9 pm — “Summer Sole” live music and wine tasting.
    Sun, 6/19/16, 11 am – 5 pmFather’s Day.  Every family will receive two free tickets to see the Tri-City Dust Devils baseball team. All ages welcome.
  • Cooper – tasting room open 11am – 5 pm DAILY.  Tasting fees often go to various charities.  
    Fri, 6/17/16, 6 pm – 9 pmBud’s Birthday Bash.  Live music, food trucks, and celebrate Bud’s birthday! (please rsvp).  $10.00 club member, $20.00 non-club member.
    Sat, 6/18/16, 3 pm – 7 pm — Bud’s Birthday Bash.  Live music, food trucks, and celebrate Bud’s birthday! (please rsvp). — this dog knows how to party!  $10.00 club member, $20.00 non-club member.
  • Fidelitas – tasting room open 11 am – 4 pm daily.  Tasting fee $10.00, refundable with wine purchase.  
  • Frichette – tasting room open daily 11 am – 5 pm.  Tasting fee $10.00, refundable with wine purchase.  
    Sat, 6/18/16, 2 pm – 5 pm
    BBQ Taste Off and wine pairing!  $15.00 per person
  • Hamilton Cellars – tasting room open Sun – Thurs 11 am – 5 pm, Fri & Sat 11 am – 6 pm
  • Hedges – open on weekends, 11 – 5.  or Book here.
  • Hightower – Tasting room open 11 am – 5 pm Thurs – Sun.
  • Kiona –  tasting room open noon – 5 pm daily.  Tasting fee $7.00 (refundable with purchase) 
    Sat, 6/18/16, 10:30 am – noonYoga in the Vines brought to you by Thrive Fitness Adventures.  $30.00
  • 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 11 am – 4 pm Thurs and Sun.  11 am – 5 pm Fri and Sat.  By appointment also. They have a 9-hole golf course among the vines, check it out!
    Sat, 6/18/16, 5 pm – Bonfire and BBQ.  Tickets Here.
  • Portrait Cellars — tasting by appointment only.  509-588-4534
  • Purple Star Wines — make appointment or call for info.  509-628-7799.
    Sat, 6/18/16, 9 am – 12 pm Summer Solstice Stretch n’ Sip.  
  • Tapteil – Fri – Sun 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.  509-588-4460  
  • Terra Blanca –  tasting room open daily 11 am – 6 pm.  
    Fri, 6/17/16, 5 pm – 9 pmNight on the Terrace.  
    Saturdays The Vineyard Grill is open from noon – 6 PM. 
  • Tucannon – tasting room open Fri – Sun 11 am – 6 pm, Wed – Thurs 11 am – 5 pm.  $5.00 tasting fee.  
  • Tri-Cities Events
  • Red Mountain AVA Site (info, places to stay, calendar of more 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.  Also, we can deliver your bike rental to you at your vacation rental.
  • 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.  If you stay here we can deliver your bike rental to you!
    • 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:

    • Tacos Garcia Taco Truck — West Richland.  The best taco truck around, and I love their ceviche.
    • The Wild Boar Grill — Benton City.  This is a new and very welcome addition to the area.  I’m a big fan of their pig wings and homemade potato chips!
    • The Vineyard Grill at Terra Blanca — Red Mountain.  One of the only places on the hill to eat.  Beautiful views and great food and wine!
    • Hacienda del Sol — Benton City.  Large portions of great Mexican food and excellent customer service!
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