Like a great novel, good wine has a lot of character, is more enjoyable when shared with others, and can turn a lengthy flight into a very entertaining journey. Uncork the fun with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of wine and barbecue at Lake Chelan Winery, valid both online and in-store.
The family-owned Lake Chelan Winery pioneers wine-making in the Lake Chelan Valley with a wide selection of award-winning varietals crafted by hand. Saunter through rows of robust grapevines before entering the winery, which boasts sweeping lake views, to witness the crushing, fermenting, and bottling of juicy fruit. Finished products—such as the newly released 2007 cabernet sauvignon ($26/bottle) and oaky 2009 chardonnay ($20/bottle)—invite leisurely sipping and the wine shop hosts more bottled beauties ranging from sweet gewurztraminer ($18/bottle) to toasty merlot ($26/bottle).
As long as you keep an extra dining shirt in your back pocket, pair wines by the glass in the lush garden with house-made barbecue available May–October from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m, daily. Baby-back-pork ribs ($17–$30), grilled chicken breast ($13), fresh salmon ($25), bratwurst ($10), and hot dogs ($6–$8) arrive to the covered seating area with an entourage of coleslaw, baked beans, and cornbread.
3519 State Rte. 150
Chelan, Washington 98816