Tucked away in one of the newly rehabbed downtown buildings is an alleyway of a wine bar that deserves your undivided attention. Lookout Point wines take full advantage of the valley's bounty. It's the dash of personal character they're served with that gives these reds, rose´s and whites the unmistakable feel of having a relationship with them by the end of the evening. If you need to close someplace down some Friday night on the town in Yakima, this hangout is the perfect backdrop for rounding out the evening's entertainment. Our wine maker, psychologist/host/winemaker, George Petzinger counseled us through the lineup of limited edition vintages being poured. Guests may have the honor of sampling some of George's unreleased wine, which turned out to be less about tasting and more about teasing. "Even if you like it, you can't get it, but we'll ship when we think it's ready." he quipped. How convenient.
This is a family affair and the steady stream of delightfully paired bites are prepared by one of the town's culinary superstars. After selling Yakima's best bakery to one of her students, Ivone Petzinger dabbles in tasty treats at the wine bar while still doing cooking classes for the aspiring foodies carving out a niche in the reinvented valley food scene.
The Lookout Point wines are worthy of a spot on your table or in your cellar. Travel to the source to get the whole story; just remember, lookout!