Planning your Fall getaway in Chelan!

31 Jul 2017
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Try something new! We all know how beautiful a lake is during the summer but have you checked out the views in the Fall?! You can expect vibrant hues of red, orange and yellow. Brisk mornings and nights with the brightness of the sun keeping your nose and ears warm. Fresh apples and cider as well as fall barrel tastings with your local wine makers. Take some time off this fall and escape to one of the Pacific Northwest most beautiful (and sunny) places to visit. 

Chelan in Fall is the perfect date escape! There are plenty of romantic things to do in Chelan during the fall. A simple walk around town will make you fall in love. Here are some pit-stops to look out for on the way! 

Sip and Stroll in Historic downtown Chelan - September 23rd 3pm-6pm  

It’s our 5th annual Sip & Stroll and it gets better every year! Spend a relaxing fall afternoon with friends, stroll through Historic Downtown Chelan and sip some of the valley’s finest wines. Participants will receive a commemorative wine glass to remember their wine outing to the lake!

Mahogany and Merlot October 7th and 8th

Enjoy a  Vintage Boat and Car Show is an ‘on-the-water’ boat show and FREE Family Friendly event!  And again, classic cars will be showcased on the shore, along with "on-the-water" Vintage Unlimited Hydroplanes, Vintage Inboard ‘Limited Class’ Hydroplanes and Antique & Classic Mahogany Runabouts from the Golden Era of pleasure boating.  2017 is a special year as it is the 60th anniversary of the first running of the Apple Cup Unlimited Hydroplane Races on Lake Chelan - the first time Lake Chelan saw hydroplanes racing across its waters!  Many of those same boats will be here on Lake Chelan to relive those sights and sounds!

CRUSH -  First and second weekend of October Oct 6-8/ Oct 13-15th 

Visitors can take short hops between the local wineries to observe first-hand the steps involved in grape harvest and wine production, including the opportunity to interact with the growers and winemakers and sample the award-winning wines of the region. Local restaurants will feature specialty food items paired with distinctive local wines and there will be places for visitors to kick off their shoes to stomp grapes the old-fashioned way.

Wineries not to miss during CRUSH: 

Lake Chelan Winery - grape stomp and BBQ! 

Stomp your own grapes to the beat of the music! Come to this Famous Lake Chelan event and experience first hand how to crush grapes the old fashioned way! So much fun for the whole family! 

Siren Song Wines  - Sensory training, tour and tasting! 

Visit the Siren Song Vineyard Estate and Winery during Fall Harvest and Crush. We offer a unique educational opportunity - the Siren Song Sommelier Sensory Training, Tour and Tasting, led by our winemaker, Kevin Brown. Cost for the Sensory Training, Tour, and Tasting is $25+tax per person (complimentary for Siren Club members). 
Space is limited so reserve your spot in advance. Spots available on October 6th-8th and October 13th-15th at 12:00, 2:00pm, and 4:00pm

Fall Barrel Tasting - Nov 24-26th (following Thanksgiving) 

A weekend that has it all: great views, long conversations at the tasting counter, the smell of oak barrels wet with wine and wood smoke in the morning air. There’s a little bit of breathing room everywhere you go and everyone you meet has relaxed into post-harvest glee. Taste warming reds right from the barrel and linger over a sample of what could be a double-gold winner at future wine competitions.

Do you know the way to Stehekin

Did you know that there is an escape away from your escape to Chelan? Have you ever wondered what's at the END of the lake? Fall is the perfect time to explore what lies south of the lake. Take a 33 + mile boat trek to the town of Stehekin. Only accessible though the Lady of the Lake Ferry.  That's right, this town is so small, no car can access from Lake Chelan! Get lost in all it has to offer. Come in fall and enjoy making your own cider by picking apples right off the tree! Check out THIS video to see a glimpse of one of Chelans best kept secrets!