Yakima Valley, with 300 days of Sunshine, what’s not to love? The city of Yakima Valley, located in Washington state is a true wine country in every sense of the word. The city boasts over 120 different wineries in just a 70 mile span. Over half of Washington’s wine grapes are produced in Yakima Valley, and due to it’s great climate, the city is perfect for cultivating all types of wine perfectly. There are five main areas in Yakima Valley which are known for their top-rated wineries, and they include Yakima, Rattlesnake Hills, Prosser, and Red Mountain.
The city of Yakima Valley is also home to several hop-growing areas which are vital to the process of creating a tasty mug of craft beer. According to the World Food and Travel Association, Yakima Valley was named as the “best beer experience” for the year 2017. The city is responsible for growing over 75% of the nation’s hop crops! And, if you are looking for a great beer festival, the Fresh Hop Ale Festival in Yakima Valley is the place to go! The festival was named one of the top ten beer festivals in the country.
In addition to wineries and beer festivals, Yakima Valley boasts a spectacular produce selection as well. There are over forty commercial crops grown in the city, over 90 certified organic farms which call the city home, and over 1,000 different varieties of fruits and vegetables grown. The great thing about Yakima Valley is that there are also several u-pick farms where people can come and meet the local farmers themselves and pick their own produce! Additionally, there are fun farm events that regularly occur in Yakima Valley in which people can come and enjoy themselves. Some of these events include The Apple and Pumpkin Festival at Bill’s Berry Farm, the Pumpkin Patch at Thompson’s Farm, the Prosser Farmer’s Market, the Toppenish Farmer’s Market, and the Yakima Farmers Market.
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