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.
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 comply with CDC and State of Washington guidelines on masks, social distancing and sanitation (see below for details). Extra precautions are being taken to ensure your experience is both memorable and safe.
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; no reservation needed for outdoor seating!
We can't wait to see you,
Lee & Emily Fergestrom, Fortuity Owners
Here's how we set up tastings and patio sipping at Fortuity:
Reserved Seated Tastings - Reservations Encouraged: 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. Light snacks and outside food is welcome on the winery patio and lawn, but not inside at this time.
NOTE: The reservation tool below is only for the reserved, guided tasting with Emily & Lee inside the winery. See below for patio and lawn seating.
Reserved tastings are $15, and applied toward your wine purchase of $30 or more per taster. Reserved tastings are included in club membership.
Only four tables available at a time for the reserved tasting. Seats are in the open air winery, with views of the winery grounds. While reservations are highly encouraged, 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. Please order at the bar inside the winery upon arrival. Wine club members receive discounts on glass pours and flights. Seating is open; no reservations needed for this experience! Club member may reserve a patio table 24 hours in advance by emailing Emily. 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 in advance here. Please note that we can only seat 10 people per table at this time; no exceptions.
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, email@example.com. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. On windy days, we do serve wine outside in HaloVinos (sommelier designed and owned - with wine aromatic in mind!). 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 may 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 comply with CDC and State of Washington guidelines and requirements. On May 13, Governor Inslee announced that face coverings were no longer required for fully vaccinated individuals (two full weeks post the last dose). We trust that if you show up without a mask, you are fully vaccinated. The health and safety of our staff, guests and community is our top priority. If you are not fully vaccinated, we ask that you wear a mask, when not seated. Team Fortuity is fully vaccinated and therefore may not wear a mask. If you prefer we do when visiting your table, just ask us! We want you to be comfortable.
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. We ask that you not move tables. Tables may have up to 10 people.
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.
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!
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?
Wine-tasting season: We are open Spring through Fall. For 2021, we open Saturday, March 20 through Sunday, December 19.
We are looking forward to your visit and please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have additional questions.