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Bonair Winery and Vineyards
500 South Bonair Road
Zillah, Washington 98953
Yakima Valley, Washington

Open from Daily from 10 - 5

Quietly producing fine wines since 1985

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Attach order form to email and send to gail@bonairwine.com
$30 shipping in Washington State due to UPS surcharges.

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You can order our wine in most states now using Vinoshipper.

Regular tasting: 5 wines for $10
Choose from any of 13 wines

Enjoy a private vineyard/winery tour led by the owner or winemaker followed by a wine/food pairing in the wine cave. Maximum 6 people.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 10, 12, and 2
$50 per person
For reservations (required) email Winemaker

A short video tour of Bonair Winery

Bud break is here! Warm clear days and cool nights are in store until summer arrives. It's a great time to visit. If you are flying in, check out the Tote and Taste program from Alaska Airlines. Check your luggage on Alaska and your case of wine flies for free. Sign up for our newsletter to get unadvertised specials. Come visit us. Real wine country is just 2 hours east of Issaquah via freeway or 25 minutes from SeaTac or Portland on Alaska Air.

If you are planning a trip to visit Washington wine country, you will find it very different from California wine country. Most of the Washington wineries are located in industrial parks, strip malls, downtown store fronts, and old airports. Even if a winery is an estate winery, the tasting room may be located miles from the vineyards. If you are planning a trip from Seattle to visit Red Mountain, Tri-Cities, or Walla Walla wineries, you drive right past our winery on I-82, only 2 1/2 hours out of Seattle. Stop in and see us. You walk through our vineyards to get to our tasting room. The grapes you see make the wines you drink.

Bonair Winery is situated in the Rattlesnake Hills of the Yakima Valley, Washington State's foremost wine growing region region. No, we don't have rattlesnakes in our vineyards.  Every March 17, St. Patrick's Day, we drive the snakes out of the vineyards so you won't see any rattlesnakes here. This is Washington States most scenic wine country.  In the Rattlesnake hills you drive through orchards and vineyards, just like wine country is supposed to be. Like Bonair, our neighbors are Estate Wineries, also. We have a close connection to the soil.

In the desert, there is a great differential between daytime and nighttime temperatures, sometimes over 40o.  These cool evenings preserve the natural acid in the grapes while daytime temperatures develop sugars. This results in a perfect sugar/acid balance.

Without untimely and damaging natural rainfall in the Yakima Valley, we can precisely regulate the amount of water the plants receive to ripen grapes to perfection with the use of drip irrigation.  Drip irrigation preserves water, a precious commodity in the desert West.

Does it bother you that your wine had a better vacation than you? Did you get to Summer in Australia? Live in a bodega in Chile? or spend time in Bordeaux? We support the locavore movement. Your food shouldn't travel any more than you. Travel globally, but eat locally. Did you know that only one bottle in four consumed in Washington was produced here. Save the planet. Drink Washington wine.

Most people think Seattle is Washington.  Well, politically speaking, it is, but east of the Cascade Range is a vast desert that receives as little as 5 inches annual rainfall.  That's less than Phoenix, Arizona.  It is a perfect climate for Vitis Vinifera, the European Wine Grape.  We get 17.4 hours of sunshine in the summer, 2 hours more than the fellows down in California. Washington is on the same latitude as the famous wine regions of France.  As you can see by the map, California is on a different latitude.


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