Tieton River Whitewater and Wine Tour
What better combination for a weekend getaway than an adventurous day of whitewater rafting followed by a luxurious day of wine tasting? For Seattle, the month of September might mean decreasing temperatures and the start of the rainy season, but on the Tieton River the weather is beautiful and the water is warm! In fact, it’s the warmest river water in the state along with being the fasting moving, which makes for an exhilarating rafting trip, packed with whitewater action. Located just minutes from the Yakima Valley, the Tieton’s ideal location makes for a perfect end of summer overnight to visit the beautiful wineries of Rattlesnake Hills as well. If you have a free weekend in September that you’re looking to fill with some good times, Blue Sky Outfitters has you covered.
Day One: Meet us at the mighty Tieton River for our Full Day Trip—3 hours of continuous whitewater action followed by our riverside top sirloin steak barbecue. Class III and IV rapids will excite beginners and veterans alike…get ready for some water to the face and lots of paddling! Then head over to the Comfort Inn located in Zillah for a relaxing evening in your hotel room.
Day Two: Wake up and enjoy a complimentary breakfast at your hotel, then hit the road with your Blue Sky guide for a day full of wine tours and tastings, all fees included in the price. First you’ll hit the Bonair Winery right in Zillah, known for its beauty in the autumn season. The next stop will be the Hyatt Vineyards, one of the oldest wineries in the region. Next you’ll find an excellent selection of Red Wines at the family-owned Portteus Winery. Last but certainly not least, you will find yourself at the Silver Lake Winery , taking in the breathtaking view overlooking the vineyard and the whole Yakima Valley while enjoying a salmon or rib barbecue. The tour will end back at your vehicle in Zillah where our Blue Sky guide will see you off.
This tour is brand new for 2012 and we are excited to see its growing popularity as the season nears. Staring Labor Day weekend we will be sending guests off on this delightful weekend getaway…don’t miss your chance to join them! The Tieton River is only rafted in September, so give us a call today and reserve your spot on this exhilarating whitewater and wine excursion.