This is Spring Barrel tasting month in the Yakima Valley. Thousands of wine lovers will pour into the valley this month to taste wine straight from the barrel.

The digital pass is free to download today

Barb Glover with Wine Yakima Valley says wineries are beginning to open up after a long winter break. Officials at Yakima Valley Tourism, just in time for Spring Barrel wine tasting activities this month have launched the Yakima Valley Wine Pass, a free digital passport that allows you to access special offers to more than 20 wineries in the Yakima Valley. You can download the pass today at;

https://www.visityakima.com/yakima-valley-passports-wine.asp

It's a digital pass so it can be downloaded to cell phones or devices. Use the pass to win a prize. A press release says "the first 150 people who complete eight check-ins at wineries will receive a free Yakima Valley Wine Country t-shirt (limit one t-shirt per person). Those who complete 14 check-ins within 120 days of pass activation will be entered into a drawing to win a Yakima Valley Wine Country Getaway valued at $550."

The pass was created to generate more business and visits at local wineries

Yakima Valley Tourism officials say the goal of the Yakima Valley Wine Pass is to increase the number of visitors to businesses and attractions and to encourage repeat visits as well.

A beer pass? It's on the way!

Beer is also a big attraction in the Yakima Valley. So where's the Beer Pass? It's on the way! Yakima Valley Tourism officials say a Yakima Valley Beer Pass is now being developed along with two others in development.

Dineen Vineyards

2980 Gilbert Rd, Zillah, WA 98953

Dineen Vineyards in Zillah, WA
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Cultura Winery

3601 Highland Dr, Zillah, WA 98953

Cultura Winery in Zillah
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Horizon's Edge Winery/Maison de Padgett

4530 E Zillah Dr, Zillah, WA 98953

Horizon's Edge Winery in Zillah
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Tanjuli Winery

209 N Bonair Rd, Zillah, WA 98953

Tanjuli Winery in Zillah
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Whitman Hill Winery

2911 Roza Dr, Zillah, WA 98953

Glass of Red Wine
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Portteus Winery

5201 Highland Dr, Zillah, WA 98953

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Hyatt Vineyards

2020 Gilbert Rd, Zillah, WA 98953

Hyatt Vineyard in Zillah
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Freehand Cellars Winery
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