YAKIMA, Wash. — The accolades for the Yakima Valley keep on coming.
On a post on its The Daily Traveler blog this morning, Condé Nast Traveler tells its readers to skip California’s famous Napa Valley and head to the Yakima Valley instead.
“Washington’s Yakima Valley, the state’s oldest and largest wine region, has all the romantic trappings of Napa, but with a little less fuss and without all the tour buses, traffic jams and astronomical tasting fees that come with Napa’s popularity,” blog author Katie Hammel wrote.
The article refers to a number of Yakima Valley wineries, including Treveri Cellars in Wapato, Dineen Vineyards near Zillah, Thurston Wolfe and Airfield Estates in Prosser and Gilbert Cellars in Yakima.
The article also mentions several related businesses, including the Wine O’ Clock restaurant in Prosser, Cherry Wood Bed, Breakfast and Barn in Zillah and Bale Breaker Brewing Co. in Moxee.
The blog post comes a week after SmarterTravel.com included Yakima as one of its top 10 “up-and-coming American cities” , while also noting the region’s wine industry.