Terra Blanca WineryBENTON CITY, Wash. — Celebrate your dad on June 19 at Terra Blanca Winery while supporting Washington State University and the wine industry.
The Father’s Day Festival will feature wine tasting and live music by Chalkline and Retreat. Tickets are $15 for general lawn seating or $25 for terrace seating, and each includes a souvenir wine glass. Children under 12 get in free. Food off the grill is available for purchase until 7 p.m.
 
A portion of the festival proceeds will benefit efforts to build the Wine Science Center at WSU Tri-Cities. The center will provide viticulture and enology education and research, producing professionals and technical know-how to meet the needs of the state’s growing wine industry.
 
The festival will be 1-9 p.m. Sunday, June 19, at Terra Blanca Winery, 34715 N. DeMoss Rd., near Benton City. Tickets are available at the door or may be purchased in advance by phone at 588-6082 ext. 110, online at  www.terrablanca.com or by e-mail at gwiseman@terrablanca.com.
Keith and ReNae Pilgrim started Terra Blanca Winery and Estate Vineyard in 1993. Terra Blanca produces about 30,000 cases annually of red, white and dessert wines. The Mediterranean-style winery on the southwestern slopes of Red Mountain features panoramic views of the Yakima Valley and includes the tasting room, event facilities, production areas and an extensive series of barrel caves.
 
WSU Tri-Cities is located along the scenic Columbia River in Richland, Wash. Established in 1989 with upper division and graduate programs, WSU Tri-Cities expanded in 2007 to a full four-year undergraduate campus offering 17 bachelor’s, 13 master’s, and seven doctoral degrees. Learn more at www.tricity.wsu.edu.