Lake Chelan AVA to celebrate 10th anniversary

On May 28, Chelan Mayor Mike Cooney (middle) proclaimed the second weekend in June as Vintage Lake Chelan Weekend in town. Left to right are: Lacey Lybecker, Cheryl Nelson, Denny Evans and Shane Collins. Cooney encouraged all community members to join in the celebrations.

CHELAN - Lake Chelan celebrates the 10 year anniversary of its official designation as an American Viticulture Area (AVA). Acquaint your taste buds with the wines made from Washington’s most exciting AVA with educational and social events throughout the weekend.

Vintage Lake Chelan will be held June 7 and 8, and will feature a welcome reception at the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center in downtown Chelan, plus two tasting seminars and a grand tasting at Larc Hill Vineyard Ranch on the South Shore.

Friday, June 7: Welcome Reception: Taste a selection of AVA wines alongside paired bites and watch a commemorative video debut at the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce, 6-8 p.m.

Saturday, June 8: Tasting Seminar: The Pioneers of the Lake Chelan AVA, 10 a.m.; Tasting Seminar: Lake Chelan AVA - A Balancing Act from North to South, 1:30 p.m.; Grand Tasting: Celebrating the Food & Wine of the Lake Chelan Wine Valley, at Larc Hill Vineyard Ranch, 6-9 p.m.

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