Tucker Cellars Winery

Family owned and operated winery since 1981. One of the original co-founders of the Yakima Valley Appellation, celebrating 29 years as a winery. 3rd generation of Tuckers tending vineyards and making wine. Award winning premium wines.

Touring Region
Current Weather
Fair
Fair, 58° F

Amenities
Picnic Area, Gift Shop, RV Parking, Reception Facilities, Retail Sales, Tasting Room

Hours of Operation
Daily 10am - 5pm Winter 11am - 4pm

Open to the Public
Yes

Yearly Production (in cases)
3000

Variety List
Gewurztraminer
Merlot
Muscat Noir
Muscat Canelli
Pinot Gris
Chardonnay
Cabernet Sauvignon
Riesling
Cabernet Franc
Sangiovese
Rose
Syrah
Viognier
Pinot Noir

Wines
Merlot
Riesling
Sangiovese
Muscat Canelli
Gamay
Viognier
Gewurztraminer
Indian Summer
We are 30 years old! Our Birthday is being Celebrated in July! And for April Barrel Tasting, we offer food pairings and new wines releases. February 16-18: Red Wine & Chocolate; Are you a lover of the color Red, of Chocolate, of Red wines? Enjoy Red Wines paired with Truffles. April 26-28 : Tucker Cellar’s Barrel Tasting Festival; Activities all 3 Days! Sample from the Barrel. Special Prices, Great food, Music and New releases July 17: Anniversary Celebration; A time to Celebrate our 30th Anniversary with NEW Releases and Introduction of NEW Wines Oct 1-2: Vins ‘d Alsace Tucker Cellars Style October 2: Brats and Beans Fall Wines & Foods of Alsace, France … in the Yakima Valley November 6: Case Buyer Holiday Party November 25-29: A Winery Thanksgiving Featuring Wines for Thanksgiving through Christmas and New Year; introducing Gift Boxes, Baskets and Holiday Gifts December: A Jolly & Merry Christmas; ALL MONTH True Gift of Fine Wines; Christmas Gift Boxes, Wine Baskets, Mulled Spice Wines, Wine Related Kitchen Items and Foods

Our Story

Tucker Estate Vineyards date back to the 1930's in the Yakima Valley. Grandfather Melvin grew premium wine grapes at that time, passing on the tradition next to Dean and Rose Tucker. Now the grapes and wines are in the hands of Randy and Debbie Tucker. To quote Bob Woehler, "The slogan of Tucker Cellars ....is family and quality."

When the Winery first opened, in 1981, Dean was bottling two varieties - Riesling and Chenin Blanc. Today the Family of Tucker wines has grown to 15.

The first grapes in the Yakima Valley were brought in from cuttings purchased at the Hudson Bay Company in 1869 by French Winemaker Schanno, from Alsace. Early on, it was known that the Yakima Valley was suited for growing great vinifera varieties, but it took the expertise of Dr. Walter Clore to make the wine industry of the Sate of Washington what it is today. His vision, guidance and insight were vital to the Tucker Family and its wines. Yakima Valley was the first Appellation in the State, with recognition in 1983, and now comprises an area covering 600,000 acres.

Tucker Cellars hosts 6 events annually, combining wine with wine education, oh, and did we mention that it is fun?

Hours: Daily 10am-5pm

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