Yakima sits three hours from Seattle in the heart of the Yakima Valley. This agricultural area is known for its apples, hops (used in beer), and mint, which grow in a fertile setting that averages 300 days of sunshine a year. It is also the state's top wine-producing region - tour the nearby Rattlesnake Hills for a sampling of local wines and gorgeous vineyards - and home to the Yakima River Canyon, a popular outdoor recreational area on the Yakima River. In Yakima, visitors can learn more about the area at the Yakima Area Arboretum or the Yakima Valley Museum, and discover wine tasting rooms, small boutique shops, art galleries and fine coffee shops in historic Downtown Yakima.
Your Vacation to Washington Wine Country Just Got Easier - with the Taste and Tote program. Check your first case of wine free from Yakima, Tri-Cities/Pasco or Walla Walla on Alaska Airlines. Show your Alaska Airlines boarding pass for waived tasting fees at participating wineries.