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Monday, Jul. 18, 2011

Wenatchee opens new wine tasting center

WENATCHEE -- The Wenatchee Valley Visitors Bureau announced today the launch of a new wine tasting center housed in the bureau's downtown Visitor Center.

Visitors traveling the valley are invited to sip selections from seven members of the Wenatchee Wine Country group as well as an artisan cidery while stocking up on maps, brochures and local knowledge from the visitor center staff.

"This new service will create the ideal home base from which our guests can begin a Wenatchee Valley wine tasting adventure,” Roger Clute, executive director of the Wenatchee Valley Visitors Bureau, said in a news release. "Along with our winery maps and touring guides, this new wine tasting center allows our visitors to map out the day’s stops according to wine preferences they have actually sampled in advance.”

The tasting center will offer guests up to four tastes from a choice of four wines total. Two white wines and two red wines from the following purveyors will rotate on an ongoing basis:

Chateau Faire Le Pont, Crayelle Cellars, Jones of Washington, Horan Estates, Malaga Springs, Saint Laurent, Stemilt Creek and Snowdrift Cider.

A selection of bottles from the participating wineries and cidery will be available for purchase. The $4 tasting fee can be applied to wine purchases and also includes a wine tumbler with a Wenatchee Valley logo.

For more information call 1-800-572-7753 or visit www.wenatcheevalley.org.