Press Release

Washington Wine Country Partnership


WALLA WALLA, WA: May 13, 2015 − Taste Vacations has launched a new multi-day Washington wine tour in partnership with Yakima Valley Tourism, Visit Tri-Cities, and Tourism Walla Walla.  The tour offers educational, up close and personal, and hands-on experiences not available to the everyday traveler. The four-day, three-night tour is open to the public and will take place on September 27 – 30, 2015.

Travelers on the Washington Wine Country Tour will be treated to a personal blending session at Northstar Winery, a walk through downtown Walla Walla with a local historian, and several exclusive dinners with wine owners, including an “Art Meets Wine” dinner with the owners of Foundry Vineyards. Additional wineries visited include Delmas Wines, Doubleback Winery, McKinley Springs, Alexandria Nicole Cellars, Chinook Cellars, and more.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Yakima Valley Tourism, Visit Tri-Cities, and Tourism Walla Walla to launch our newest luxury wine tour – our first in Washington State – and are excited to show our travelers what this great region has to offer,” relays Allan Wright, Taste Vacations’ founder. “We chose Washington, and more specifically these wine regions, due to their position as the leading grape growing areas of the state, the breadth and depth of outstanding wines coming from these areas, the convenient access via Tri-Cities Airport, and the two, bubbling small towns of Walla Walla and Prosser that are excellent bases for wine tourism.”

The Washington Wine Country Tour was created by and will be led by Taste Vacations staffer, wine expert, and experienced guide Sarah Wolcott. Sarah grew up on a farm in SE Washington, graduated from Whitman College in Walla Walla, has a Wine MBA from the Bordeaux Business School in France and knows the land, the people, and the wineries of Washington state.

Taste Vacations is a luxury travel company that specializes in wine, beer, food, and spirits tours around the globe.  They pride themselves in providing exceptional experiences that go above and beyond typical travel itineraries.

To find out more about the Taste Vacations Washington Wine CountryTour, visit

For more information about Taste Vacations:

Beth Peluse
Marketing Manager

For more information about Yakima Valley Tourism:
Heather Decker
Media and Trade Relations Manager

For more information about Visit TRI-CITIES:
Karisa Saywers
Marketing Manager
509-735-8486 ext. 231

For more information about Tourism Walla Walla:
Barb Commare
Director of Operations