If you like your wine straight out of the barrel, then this is the weekend for you.
Most North Central Washington wineries will be tapping barrels of wines made last fall Friday through Sunday. This is a fun chance to taste what these wines are like before they get trapped in the bottle. It's a very different experience.
Some 16 wineries are listed on Wenatchee Wine Country's event schedule. Most wineries are open from noon to 5 p.m. all three days.
Lake Chelan Wine Valley has this weekend's Spring Barrel Tasting events scheduled for 20 wineries around Lake Chelan.
Some wineries charge for tastings, refundable with a wine purchase. Check the websites for exact times and directions.