As restrictions lift across the country and in Washington state, restaurants, wineries and tasting rooms are opening again at full capacity.

Did you know that Lake Chelan is the third deepest lake in the country? While this may be one interesting reason to visit Lake Chelan and surrounding resorts, the Lake Chelan Wine Valley is another.

Home to over 30 wineries and tasting rooms, the Lake Chelan Wine Valley has over 300 acres of vines. The Lake Chelan AVA is the 11th federally approved American Viticultural Area in Washington state and begins at the town of Chelan, continuing up-lake for 12 miles. The 24,040-acre Lake Chelan AVA shares a northern border with the Columbia Valley AVA.

“Due to the ice age glaciers that formed Lake Chelan, the soil surrounding it has distinctive properties such as coarse, sandy sediment with notable amounts of quartz and mica, and these result in grapes with discernible textures, minerals, and nutrients. The AVA is also distinguished by a significant ‘lake effect’ that creates mild and favorable temperatures for surrounding areas, resulting in a longer growing season and a reduced risk of frost.” 


Whatever your vibe, Lake Chelan Wine Valley encompasses it all. Lush grounds, hip downtown tasting rooms or sipping on a hillside while enjoying lake and mountain views.

Events run year-round as Lake Chelan is a destination for wine, live music, food and wine events, as well as hiking, biking, boating, skiing, golf, tennis, resort life and much more.

There is something for everyone at Lake Chelan, visit for events, winery, tasting room and reservations.