Washington Caves, Nature January 16, 2019
The Underground Wine Cave In Washington You Have To Visit
If you’ve lived in Washington longer than about five minutes, you already know Washington’s wine industry is fantastic. And if you enjoy vino, you’ve probably spent some time at your favorite local wineries. But if you’ve never been to Karma Vineyards in Chelan, you owe it to yourself to check it out — if nothing else, for the underground wine cave.
Karma Vineyards is located at 1681 S Lakeshore Rd., right next to the beautiful Lake Chelan.
Owners Julie and Brett Pittsinger bought the property over 15 yeas ago, and they've been making wonderful wine and champagne ever since.
It was actually Julie's love of traditional French-style champagne that prompted the couple to purchase the property, and Karma is now the only Methode Champenoise house in the area.
The Methode Champenoise method requires a secondary fermentation in the bottle, and you can definitely taste the difference.
The property was built into the side of a mountain, giving it a unique appearance...
... and then, of course, there is the Karma Cave.
Karma's 3,000 square foot underground wine cave is one-of-a-kind.
The temperature controlled wine cave is temperature-controlled so the sparkling wine can be made and stored.
It also happens to be a great place to taste.
The wine cave can even be used of wedding receptions and private events.
The intimate, moody space is perfect for dining and dancing with friends (and sipping champagne, of course).
Karma Vineyards is open year-round, although hours vary.
Currently, you can taste or tour Thursday-Saturday from 11-5. On Sundays, they host a beautiful champagne brunch from 10 a.m. - 2 pm., and you can taste wine until 3.
It's not every day you can sip a glass of French-style champagne in a cave.
No wonder Karma customers keep coming back for more.
Washington is home to some gorgeous wineries.
Here are a few more to check out.