If there is one thing my sister and I really love (besides baby goats, fresh chicken eggs, our dogs and our hubbies of course) it is a good girl’s weekend. Creating and keeping close female friendships is one of the biggest accomplishments of my young adulthood and I have found our nights of laughter, shenanigans, and TMI birthing story sessions (yup, no kidding) to be incredibly rewarding!
When checking out the Chelan Winterfest this weekend I couldn’t stop thinking about how fun it would have been to have all of my girls there with me, dancing, wine tasting and making friends with the locals. We’ve had 4 of our bachelorette parties in Lake Chelan now, so I can attest it is a fantastic location for a girl’s weekend.
However, this getaway would work just as well in other great Washington wine locales: Leavenworth, Prosser, or even a day trip out to Woodinville tasting rooms. All that is really required are some fabulous coordinating outfits, chilly weather, and your best [drinking] buddies!
Simply pick a few wineries you love or new ones you’d like to try, arrange for someone’s desperate-for-money little cousin to be your DD (our favorite trick!), get yourselves decked out and proceed to tasting, fabulously.
From left: Carhart beanie, $25 or less at your local hardware store or steal from your husband’s dresser, handmade crochet wine glass necklace $15, Vintage fur coat starting around $15 (find on ebay, your grandma’s closet or your local thrift store), MIA boots $60, Boot Socks, $12-30 handmade from Etsy
Wineries to visit in Lake Chelan:
Vin du Lac– live music on weekends and food menu
Tunnel Hill– great patio, friendly pourers, and small snacks
Chelan Ridge Winery– our favorite reds, lovely staff, and a killer view
Karma Vineyards– beautiful grounds and cave tours
Firehouse Tasting room – relaxed and casual tasting room in nearby Manson
Lake Chelan Brewing– to cleanse the palette, so to speak
My Buddy’s Place– because every good Friday night should end in karaoke