We rented a house aka “Zen Lodge” with 18, yes 18 friends for a fun weekend away in Lake Chelan. It was filled with lawn games, champagne, card games, music, a beautiful view and the best part Wine Tasting. This year we wanted to try new wineries to see what they were like!
See my other blog post about Chelan from last year’s trip here: Wine Tasting in Chelan
See where we stayed: Zen Lodge
I highly recommend this rental house for events, parties, get together’s.. basically anything. I hope we can go back and rent this house again in the future.
We rented a large bus with a banquet permit (to drink on the bus) that picked up us from our house and took us to town. We wanted to pick new wineries this year for a new scene and we loved it. Since it was Memorial Day Weekend, it was packed at almost every stop. Here are the four wineries we tasted at, in the order we tasted:
Vin Du Lac- First stop, we ordered a few bottles to taste as a group. They have a great spot with a few of the lake to take pictures and beautiful grounds overlooking the lake with outdoor seating. The logos on the bottles are fun, the wine is good and the service was awesome and accommodating for a large group.
Chelan Ridge Winery- A family operated gravity flow designed winery and vineyard with a deck overlooking Lake Chelan. The owners were very nice and the tasting room is gorgeous with an incredible view from inside through the large windows. The balcony and outdoor patio is even better, with some of the best views of Lake Chelan. They have an antique “Wine Tasting” sign that always serves as a good photo op.
Wapato Point Cellars- The best part is the outdoor seating area with the option to order from the full menu. The seating area view is of their vineyard or your friends rolling in the grass, depends on which stop this is J. We ordered bottles, cheese plate, had squirt gun fights and played in the grass.
Benson Vineyards- One of my favorites, a Mediterranean inspired estate winery with one of the best views in town. We saved the best for last, ran out into the vineyards, in-between the grapes, rolling down hills, not really tasting wine at this point. 4th stop is always the most fun.