Every year, the Harvest Party in the Vines is a resounding success.
This year’s Harvest Party is coming up and will be a special celebration of the “Art of Harvest.” To commemorate all of the exciting changes at the winery this year — Tiny Houses, the Estate event facility and tasting room and more — renowned artist Guy Buffet has created a whimsical painting that depicts the winery. He will be available to autograph copies for the party guests too.
Buffet is known for his whimsical paintings of chefs, waiters and French cafés as well as his international culinary and wine themes. His work has appeared on Williams-Sonoma table top collections, handbags, books and a myriad of licensed products.
Last year’s party celebrated a Decade of Destiny – ten years since wines were created from grapes first planted in 1998 at Destiny Ridge. Now, 18 years later, ANC produces 10,000 cases of wine with more than 23 varietals planted in 267 acres of planted vineyard.
And that’s where the Harvest Party takes place!
The fun begins and the wine starts to flow on buses that take you to the vineyard. No worries about finding a designated driver for this party.
When you arrive, there are pours of the most recent ANC wines, while you can watch or participate in hilarious activities such as a grape stomp, wine balloon toss and skeet shooting. The vineyard and production team also compete in a barrel-rolling contest, cheered on by their fans.
Then there is an amazing dinner of steak and seafood, followed by dancing.
We’ve been wine club members since 2007, inspired by some fabulous wine during our first visit to ANC’s Prosser tasting room, and further nudged by a Seattle Times article written by Washington state wine expert Paul Gregutt, who rated the ANC wine club as number 1.
Over the years, we’ve written about ANC wine often. We’ve also been lucky enough to become friends with winery owners Jarrod (winemaker) and Ali Boyle, who are as kind-hearted and generous as they are talented and skilled.
We hope to see you there.
Margot and Dave