Lake Chelan’s location and climate make it the perfect place to grow and cultivate excellent wine grapes. For many wine lovers and food enthusiasts, this place is a paradise. That’s why every year, tourists flock to Lake Chelan to enjoy and take part in the numerous wine and food festivals in the area, including the highly anticipated Bloom! Lake Chelan Spring Release.
Planning a trip to Lake Chelan for this much loved spring celebration? Here’s a rundown of the things to look forward to:
What is the Lake Chelan Spring Release Festival?
BLOOM: Lake Chelan Spring Release is an annual event where participants can sample newly released white and rosé wines that are bound to be summer favorites. This event is typically held from April to May, in time to get a first taste of wines bottled a few months ago by the area’s best producers.
In addition to sampling great wines, guests are also treated to educational tours, talks hosted by local winemakers and vineyardists, and farm-to-fork dinners.
The festival also features other fun events, such as Girlies Getaway, where female participants get three days of unforgettable experiences and great offers from selected shops, wineries, restaurants, and the event’s lodging partners.
Also just in time for the festival are various Easter activities for the entire family, such as Easter egg hunts, games, and more.
How many wineries can you visit in Lake Chelan?
Lake Chelan has many wineries and tasting rooms where visitors can get a great experience. The Lake Chelan American Viticultural Area (AVA) covers the southernmost and easternmost areas of the lake, which have a total area of 24,040 acres. There are over 30 vineyards, wineries, and tasting rooms located around Lake Chelan – that’s over 300 acres of total vineyard coverage around the lake. Winemaking is a long-held tradition in the area and is one of the lake’s most popular industries.
Here are just some of Lake Chelan’s most famous wineries:
- Radiance Winery
- Ancestry Cellars
- Sigillo Cellars
- Skagit Cellars
- Amos Rome Vineyards
- Vin du Lac
- Mellisoni Vineyards
- Wine Girl Wines
Other spring events in Lake Chelan
Chelan visitors will be glad to hear that there are more events to look forward to in the area throughout the spring and early summer. The popular Taste Chelan – Taste Tour that runs in the whole month of March, St. Patrick Day celebrations, and the Manson Apple Blossom festival are family-friendly events that the whole town looks forward to.
There’s also the Lake Chelan Wine and Jazz Festival, a lively combination of the Lake’s finest wine and musical performances.
With its lovely climate, amazing lifestyles, and breathtaking views, Lake Chelan is a great place to purchase a vacation home, settle down, or retire. If you’re interested in selling or buying properties in Lake Chelan or in other communities around the area, you’ll need a knowledgeable team of Realtors.
Our team of Lake Chelan Realtors at Coldwell Banker Chelan will be happy to help you with real estate needs, from buying or selling a home to property management. Get in touch with us at 509.682.7777 or send an email to ruth(at)cbchelan(dotted)com.