“10 Best Wine Travel Destinations (worldwide)” – Wine Enthusiast
“America’s Best Wine Region” – Readers of USA Today Top 10 Poll
Those are lofty accolades but we believe if you participate in our Washington Wine Tour you will see why we, too, believe the wine region centered around Walla Walla is one of the best for wine tourism in the world.
Washington is the second largest producer of wine grapes in the US. Almost all grape production is on the eastern side of the Cascade mountains, where the weather is drier and temperatures much warmer. And with 13 distinct American Viticultural Areas, Washington State has some serious diversity in soil types, topography, microclimates, and wine touring regions.
We visit a variety of wineries, from well known to mom and pop, on this five-day tour. We participate in a blending session at Northstar Winery and enjoy a picnic lunch at Woodward Canyon. Washington (unlike Oregon’s Willamette Valley) has a large variety of grape varietals and you will come away with many new favorites.
But equally important to the success of the region is the historic town of Walla Walla. What used to be a sleepy farming town is now a vibrant small city that boasts tasting rooms on every block, outstanding restaurants, and upscale hotels. The downtown will simply charm the pants off any visitor.
We believe this area of the wine world is the perfect combination of casual charm and upscale luxury. You will love the small Tri-Cities Airport and the the down home nature of Walla Walla. At the same time, you’ll be impressed by the quality of the wines, restaurants, and our hotel. After you join our Washington Wine Tour, this might just be your favorite wine region too.