Wine Tasting: At Farmers Markets This Summer

by Shona Milne on February 25, 2010

Up to 20 wineries may be able to pour tastings of their wines at Washington farmers markets this summer from July 1st through September 30th from a story on Wines & Vines.

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Chris 02.25.10 at 11:14 am

This is great! I’ve bought wine at the Farmer’s Market in Prosser, and would probably buy more there and in Yakima or the Tri-Cities (all farm markets I’ve visited) if I could taste before buying. This is good news for some of the really small guys who don’t have tasting rooms and allows Washington wine consumers more access to micro-wineries.

It’s odd that none of the restrictions mentioned includes requiring vendors to verify age of drinkers. Maybe that’s presumed, but that would perhaps be the biggest problem at an open farmers market.

Shona Milne 02.26.10 at 10:11 am

I think it’s a great idea also. Not everyone lives right by our many wineries to do tastings. I’m sure they are rules in place for age verification.

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