Washington State as a Wine Destination

Washington State seriously deserves consideration as a  wine destination. We remember very well the Wine Lovers Tour there 2 years ago that received rave reviews.

Everyone has to start in Seattle because it has the major airport and is also home to numerous small to medium sized wineries as well as the huge Chateau Ste Michelle. But no grapes are grown here- you have to go east over the mountain range where the climate and terroir is occasionally reminiscent of dessert-like conditions.

The epicenter  of the wine region is quickly becoming Prosser. You could also make a good argument for Walla Walla but for sheer convenience you can’t beat Prosser’s Vintners Village.

If you have the time, then after Prosser, go to Walla Walla and then return to either Seattle or Portland via the Columbia River. Breathtaking views, great wines, warm welcoming wineries- what else could you ask for. If you’d like a copy of our 2009 itinerary, just send me an email request.

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Zinfandel Day-the 1st annual version- will soon be upon us and everyone can participate, even if you’re not planning to physically travel to the West Coast. All you have to do is buy-and drink- a bottle of Zinfandel on November 19, and celebrate. Of course if you’re a real serious ZAP, you’ll consider actually getting there and here is all the information you’ll need to sign up for Zinfandel Day.

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