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Catch the Crush 2008 - Columbia Valley

It's almost that time again for Catch the Crush!
September 27 & 28, 2008

This is a terrific way to taste some fantastic wine. Join the Columbia Valley wineries in celebrating harvest and crush at the 22nd annual "Catch the Crush" event in the heart of Washington's wine country. Each of the wineries offers its own celebratory events including grape stomps, harvest and crush activities, winery tours, free run juice, hors d’oeuvres, live music, and of course – wine tasting! Don’t miss out on the beauty of the Indian Summer in the Columbia Valley vineyards and our great wines on special this weekend.

Columbia Valley wineries will be open from 10 am to 5 pm both Saturday and Sunday (some open later so check winery pages for hours). Please bring your own glass, or purchase the optional VIP ticket that includes a glass.

Glass pickup locations this year: Barnard Griffin, Goose Ridge, Oakwood Cellars, Seth Ryan, Tapteil Estate and Terra Blanca. More details at the link below.

There is no charge for regular admittance, only for a VIP ticket.

Participating wineries include so far:
Barnard Griffin
Buckmaster Cellars
Columbia Crest
Goose Ridge Estate Winery
Hightower Cellars
Kiona Vineyards & Winery
Oakwood Cellars
Sandhill Winery
Seth Ryan Winery
Tapteil Estate
Terra Blanca


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