We can't wait for you to experience our new winery in the heart of the Yakima Valley!
We are so excited to welcome you out to our winery. You'll experience the Yakima Valley at its fullest, surrounded by orchards, the Rattlesnake Hills and mountain views.
It's spring and we are back open!
Given we are a boutique, family-owned winery, we do have limited seating and reservations are encouraged. We feel like this type of experience allows us the opportunity to share the full story of our wine.
Yakima County is currently in Phase 3, which allows wineries to open outdoor or under "open air" guidelines and some indoor seating. We are strictly adhering to mask and social distancing requirements. Masks are required when arriving at the winery and any time you are not seated (medical conditions and children under two are the exceptions). Extra precautions are being taken to ensure your experience is both memorable and safe. Please see additional policies below.
If you prefer to sip wine at your own pace, you're welcome to stop by for a glass or flight on the patio or lawn!
We can't wait to see you,
Lee & Emily Fergestrom, Fortuity Owners
NOTE: On Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1 we will close the winery at 3:30p for a private event. Last seating at 3p. Thanks for your understanding.
Here's how we set up tastings and patio sipping at Fortuity:
Reserved Seated Tastings - Reservations Needed: Owners Emily & Lee look forward to hosting you at the winery! As part of our reserved tasting, we'll welcome you with one of our favorite aromatic, bright, crisp whites and then enjoy a tasting of four additional wines. We are open Friday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last seating is 4 p.m.). We can accommodate groups up to 6 people. Please allow for 60 minutes for your tasting.
Reserved tastings are $15, and applied toward your wine purchase of $30 or more per taster. Tastings are included in club membership.
Only four tables available at a time. Seats are in the open air winery, with views of the winery grounds. While reservations are required, we will accommodate walk-ups if seating is available. For group tastings larger than 6 people, please email Emily.
Casual Patio Sipping/Seating: For those wishing to go at your own pace, we invite you to have a seat on our covered patio, crush pad or lawn where we have a selection of wines by the glass or wine flights, ranging from $9-15. Wine club members receive discounts on glass pours and flights. Seating is open; no reservations for this experience! Last pour is 4:30 p.m. No buses without group arrangements, see below.
Group Tastings for more than six guests: Large group tastings are only available between 11a-12p, Friday through Sunday, and Monday-Thursday as available. Prepayment is required and may be applied toward purchases. We are happy to refund prepayment if cancellations is made at least 24 hours before your appointment. Please arranged your tastings with Emily, email@example.com.
Private tastings, Monday-Thursdays: We welcome any size group for private tasting, outside of our normal business hours and as schedules allow. Please email Emily for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org. Prepayment is required and may be applied toward purchases. We are happy to refund prepayment if cancellations is made at least 24 hours before your appointment. Please arranged your tastings with Emily, email@example.com.
Please take a moment to read these additional tips so you can be sure to have a fantastic visit:
The Fortuity Experience: We chose this property because it is in the heart of Yakima Valley agriculture. You're surrounded by orchards and have view of the Rattlesnake Hills. We are family-owned and operated, and as such owners Lee & Emily Fergestrom will conduct reserved tastings with you. You will enjoy a sampling of our current release wines.
For those wishing to go at your own pace, we invite you to have a seat on our covered patio, crush pad or lawn. We'll have a selection of wines by the glass or wine flights. Though we strive to keep the space warm with heaters, please be mindful of the weather.
Plan your day! Please allow 60 minutes for this tasting, after which you are welcome to enjoy the winery patio and lawn. . Your prompt arrival is appreciated and guests running more than 15 minutes behind will be asked to reschedule or join us on the winery patio or lawn for a glass of wine!
Where's the winery: We are located at 160 Lombard Loop Road, Wapato WA. When you turn into the winery property (past the Fortuity Cellars sign), go straight back to the tall, grey building at the back of the property.
Arrival: When you arrive, please check-in at the host stand. Reserved tastings are conducted inside with owners, Emily & Lee. If you'd prefer to sit outside, we can discuss this upon your arrival.
Face coverings: We will be hosting you with our preventative protective equipment including masks. State of Washington mandates require all guests to wear face coverings when not seated at your table for the protection of all guests and staff.
Social distancing: All tables will be spaced at least 6 feet apart to maintain social distancing requirements set forth by the state. We ask that you stay seated whenever possible and please maintain 6-foot social distancing with other parties. Please note, we are currently not able to accommodate parties larger than 4 for the tasting experience. We ask that you not re-arrange tables. All consumption of wine must be done while seated.
Babies and kids: Reserved tastings are currently limited to four people per table, including children. We ask that children remain seated with you and under your direct supervision the entire time of your reservation, in order to ensure proper social distancing for our very limited seats. Masks are required for children over the age of two when not seated.
Given the structured nature of the indoor reserved tasting and seated arrangements, you may find it more conducive to sit outside on our covered winery patio or lawn.
Wine-tasting season: We are open Spring through Fall. For 2021, we open Saturday, March 20 through Sunday, December 19.
Contact tracing & health screenings: In an effort to keep our communities safe, we will be collecting guest's name, email, and phone number for contact tracing purposes. Please ask yourself the following questions before visiting Fortuity Cellars. If you answer "yes" to any of the three questions, please reschedule your visit to another time.
- Have you or anyone in your household had any of the following symptoms in the last 14 days: sore throat, cough, chills, body aches for unknown reasons, shortness of breath for unknown reasons, loss of smell, loss of taste, fever at or greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit?
- Do you have any reason to believe you or anyone in your household has been exposed to or acquired COVID-19?
- To the best of your knowledge have you been in close proximity to any individual who tested positive for COVID-19?
Payment: Our preferred method of payment at this time is credit card.
Food & beverages: Due to our scheduling and location, outside food is welcome on our covered winery patio or lawn. We encourage you to pick up a pizza from Hoptown Pizzeria or street tacos from La Placita. Outside alcoholic beverages are prohibited. We do have small grab-and-go snacks available for purchase, as well as sparkling water and local beer.
Pets: Due to our resident pets, we welcome only well-behaved, leashed dogs (good with kids, other dogs, etc.) on the lawn or patio. Dogs are not permitted inside the winery. Please clean up after your pet.
Protecting your wine: If you are planning to visit multiple wineries, we highly encourage you to bring a cooler or other insulated box to protect your wines. Wine does not like extreme temperatures (hot or cold). No one wants a bottle to blow its cork (and contents). That would make you sad!
We are looking forward to your visit and please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have additional questions.