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Gilbert Cellars Hackett Ranch Offers New Entertainment for West Valley Area

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YAKIMA, WA--There's another new fun thing to do in Yakima. It offers something for wine and beer lovers and out-doorsy people. Gilbert Cellars is expanding in a big way.

The winery's working orchard, Hackett Ranch has a ton of history. It's a family business that's been in the Yakima Valley for 110 years.

Employees said Hackett Ranch has 300 acres and starting this month, people are invited to come to special events and tastings to see the many attractions offered at the ranch.

Hackett Ranch has a winery, a distillery, an amphitheater where local musicians will play, and they're in the process of building a brewery.

Gilbert Cellars and Glacier Basin Distillery both share the ranch.

"We really think that we can give people of Yakima an experience where they can come out, they can enjoy these things and they want to come back again and again and again," said Thomas Hale with Glacier Basin Distillery. "I don't think there really is anything going on like this and that's what we're really happy about."

Hale said the ranch is having a one year anniversary party May 17th and that will kick off a slew of events planned for the public. People can enjoy tastings on Saturday's and Hale said they'll choose one Friday a month to host live music and food and drink tastings.
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