Several local wineries are eager to rally your spirits and pop some corks with events over the Fourth of July weekend.
Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards in Manson is celebrating its seventh anniversary Saturday. The winery will be serving it's After Noon Delight orange muscat wine and anniversary cake from noon to 5 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., Kevin Jones will offer his tasty sounds for an evening concert. Call 687-3000 for more information.
Benson Vineyards in Manson has Billy Farmer and the Diamond Experience playing Neil Diamond tunes from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday. Saturday, it's Brothers from Different Mothers.
Snowgrass Winery in the Entiat Valley is holding their annual Cherrymandering event Saturday and Sunday. In addition to the Snowgrass line of grape wines, Alan and Susan will be serving tastes of their fruit wines made from Black Republican cherries grown at the winery, a Sugar Plum wine and a Sangria. Live music will be provided by the Wooly Bully Band. Located at 6701 Entiat Valley Rd., the winery is open until 5 p.m. each day.
Beaumont Cellars is offering a bluegrass and BBQ event from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at its winery off White Trail Road near Quincy. Chelsey Craven and Friends provide the music and Ivy Wild catering provides the complete barbecue meal, matched with Beaumont Cellars wines. Chelsey's friends, by the way, are Rob Newsom of Boudreaux Cellars and Chuck Egner and Frank Dechaine of 37 Cellars. The cost is $45 per person. Call 787-5789 to reserve a spot.