About the Wine

We carry award winning, Lake Chelan AVA certified wines from most of the local wineries in the Lake Chelan, WA. The Lake Chelan AVA area is distinguished by a significant “lake effect,” which fosters mild and favorable temperatures and a longer growing season. This, combined with our area's distinctive coarse, sandy sediment (notable for the amounts of quartz and mica it contains) helps our vineyards produce some truly unique and wonderful wines.

Consider trying wines from a few wineries to really get an idea for what the Lake Chelan AVA has to offer!

The Chelan Decanter Wine Blog

Siren Song Winery - A French Lunch at Lake Chelan

June 15, 2017

My sister-in-law Phyllis and I have an annual birthday tradition. No gift necessary - instead a birthday card and lunch is preferable. Due to busy schedules, the celebrations are not always during the birthday month. My birthday is in February and this year we celebrated in April – much to my benefit. According to our tradition, the “birthday girl” gets to choose the venue, and I made a great choice! The Friday prior, two women came into Culinary Apple raving about the lunch they had just had at Siren Song Winery. Their description of their meal was all I needed to decide I wanted that same experience! I definitely made the right choice. The food, the wine and the atmosphere were all... Read more

The Trifecta of Gift Boxes!

November 17, 2016

Are you looking for the perfect gift to satisfy a variety of cravings? Take a look at our Red Delicious Gift Box. The Red Delicious Gift Box contains a bottle of Wapato Point Cellars signature red blend along with three Washington Red Delicious Apples and 1 lb of Papa Dave's Homemade Fudge. This makes a wonderful holiday gift that could even be shared with family and friends! Read more

Rocky Pond Winery Welcomed in Downtown Chelan

June 09, 2016

“It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it!” That’s what Sally and I told each other as we strolled down Woodin Ave. last Friday on our way to join the celebration at Rocky Pond Winery’s new tasting room in downtown Chelan. It was opening day, and the place was packed with people ready to welcome the Rocky Pond crew to Chelan! The renovation to the building is beautiful and elegant with a mix of natural materials like dark brick and light wood. They offer lots of seating, too. The tasting bar is long to accommodate those wishing to taste. Couches and tables are available for those that prefer to buy a bottle or a glass to enjoy while... Read more

Radiance Winery

October 22, 2015

It is just over a year since I authored my first wine blog. At that time there were right around 24 wineries within our Lake Chelan Wine Valley. We have now grown to 30 and expect to reach 33! Several of the wineries expanded to a second location, but the rest of the growth is new wineries popping up and sharing the fruits of their labors. It is so exciting to see the talent and passion of the new wine makers. So many are family run wineries with involvement of the entire family in the operation. A perfect example of that is Radiance Winery in Manson. Located in a renovated 100 year old red barn on Klate Road, Radiance Winery... Read more

Chill Out on your next Picnic

June 17, 2015

It's finally becoming picnic weather!! The sun is shining, the afternoons are getting warmer, and the Lake Chelan valley is beckoning picnickers. There are so many picturesque spots along the shore of beautiful Lake Chelan, and so many breath taking views from the Lake Chelan Valley Wineries the choices are limitless. So, after the decision of where to picnic is made, the next difficult decision is what wine to bring! For me, it has to be a chilled Viognier, Pinot Gris or my all-time summer favorite--a dry Rose'. Next task is to assemble the picnic gear. Aside from the standard picnic basket or cooler, there are three essentials for me: wine glasses, cork screw and the Chill Cooling Pour Spout from... Read more