Washington Wine Road Trip 2014

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We look forward to welcoming everyone to the Emerald City! Enjoy the many stunning tourist and gastronomic options Seattle has to offer before a lovely Welcome Reception and dinner with world class Washington State wineries.

All Day: Room check-in and Road Trip registration at Edgewater Hotel (Lobby)
4:00 pm: Hop the Shuttle from Hotel to Welcome Reception at the Space Needle
4:20 pm: Washington Wine Primer at the Space Needle
5:00 pm: Welcome Reception with the Regional Tasting (Woodinville/Puget Sound)
6:30pm: Depart Space Needle for dinner
7:00pm: Dinner at Local 360
9:00pm: Head back to the Edgewater Hotel

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Start with a bang right in Seattle's backyard! Woodinville is nestled in the Sammamish River Valley and offers over 90 wineries. After lunch we will ease our way across the state to Richland, just in time for a northwest sunset and dinner!

6:30 am: Wake-up call luggage drop & Breakfast at the Edgewater Hotel
7:30 am: Hop the Bus to Woodinville
8:15 am: Woodinville Winery Exercises Pick Up at Columbia Winery
8:30-10:00am: Woodinville Winery Exercises

  • Avennia
  • Baer Winery
  • Betz Family Winery
  • Brian Carter Cellars
  • Chateau Ste. Michelle
  • DeLILLE Cellars, Grand Ciel & Doyenne
  • Hestia
  • Mark Ryan Winery
  • Pomum Cellars
  • Sparkman Cellars
  • Two Vintners

10:15-10:30am: Winery Exercises Drop Off and Snacks/Seattle Espresso at Columbia Winery
10:30-12:00pm: Woodinville Seminar – Washington State Whites: A Comparative Tasting at Columbia Winery
12:15 pm: Winery hosted lunch at Chateau Ste. Michelle
1:30 pm: Hop the Bus to Courtyard Marriott
6:00 pm: Check-in at Courtyard Marriott with Seattle Espresso
7:00 pm: Hop the bus to Red Mountain Dinner
7:30 pm: Red Mountain Winery Dinner at Terra Blanca Winery & Estate Vineyard
9:30 pm: Hop the Bus to Courtyard Marriott
10:00 pm: Cider & Beer Hall at Courtyard Marriott

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The Yakima Valley and Red Mountain AVAs are home to a wide range of grapes, terroirs, wineries and wine styles to explore first hand in the vineyards. Then, we will make our way to Red Mountain for winery exercises, and later a tasting and dinner in the heart of the vineyards.

7:30 am: Wake-up call, breakfast & Seattle Espresso at the Courtyard Marriott
8:30 am: Hop on the bus to Yakima Valley Vineyard Exercises
9:30-11:00am: Yakima Valley Vineyard Exercises

  • Chateau Ste. Michelle @ Cold Creek Vineyard
  • Owen Roe @ Union Gap Vineyard
  • Andrew Will @ Two Blondes Vineyard
  • Precept Wines @ Skyfall Vineyard

11:45 am: Cider Lunch at the Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center
1:00-2:00pm: Prosser Seminar - Red Mountain Cabernet Exploration
2:15 pm: Depart to Red Mountain/Columbia Valley Winery Exercises
2:45-4:15 pm: Red Mountain/Columbia Valley Winery Exercises

  • Airfield Estates
  • J. Bookwalter Winery
  • Col Solare
  • Goose Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery
  • Gordon Estate
  • Hedges Family Estate
  • Hightower Cellars
  • Milbrandt Vineyards
  • Pacific Rim
  • Powers Winery/Badger Mountain Vineyard
  • Terra Blanca

4:15 pm: Depart to Courtyard Marriott
4:45 pm: Downtime at Courtyard Marriott with Espresso
6:15 pm: Hop the bus to Yakima Valley/Columbia Valley/Red Mountain Regional Tasting
6:45 pm: YV/CV/RM Regional Tasting at 14 Hands
7:45 pm: YV/CV/RM Dinner with chef Tom Douglas at 14 Hands
9:30 pm: Hop the Bus back to Courtyard Marriott
10:00 pm: Cider & Beer Hall at the Courtyard Marriott

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This Eastern Washington winery hotspot is home to a cache of big and small wineries, in name and stature. Take in the majestic vineyards, savor our last wine seminar, enjoy a fabulous lunch and get to know the winemakers.

6:45 am: Wake-up cal, luggage drop and breakfast at the Courtyard Marriott with Seattle Espresso
7:45 am: Hop the bus to Walla Walla Vineyard Exercises
9:15-10:45 am: Walla Walla Vineyard Exercises

  • Figgins Family Wine Estates @ Figgins Estate Vineyard
  • Pepper Bridge/Amavi @ Les Collines Vineyard
  • Woodward Canyon Winery @ Woodward Canyon Vineyard
  • L'Ecole No. 41 @ Ferguson Vineyard

10:45 am: Depart for Marcus Whitman Hotel
11:15 am: Walla Walla Vineyard Exercises Drop off and Seattle Espresso at the Marcus Whitman Hotel
11:30-1:00 pm: Walla Walla Seminar – Washington State Reds: A Comparative Tasting at the Marcus Whitman Hotel
1:15 pm: Walk to Public House 124
1:30 pm: Walla Walla Lunch at Public House 124
2:30 pm: Walla Walla Winery Exercise pick-up at Public House 124
3:00-4:30 pm: Walla Walla Winery Exercises

  • Abeja
  • aMaurice
  • Buty
  • Charles Smith/K Vintners
  • Dunham Cellars
  • Dusted Valley
  • Gramercy Cellars
  • Sleight of Hand
  • Northstar
  • Waterbrook Winery
  • Waters Winery

5:00 pm: Drop-off and check-in with Seattle Espresso at the Marcus Whitman Hotel
6:30 Depart for Walla Walla Regional Tasting & Dinner

6:45 pm: Walla Walla Regional Tasting at Charles Smith Wines
8:00 pm: Walla Walla Dinner at Charles Smith Wines
9:30 pm: Hop the Bus to the Green Lantern or walk back to the Marcus Whitman Hotel
10:00 pm: Final night @ Green Lantern

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Bask in our last hooray in the Horse Heaven Hills! Enjoy the warm heat of Southeastern Washington while taking in the vineyard views. We will make our way back to the Tri-Cities for lunch and a group hug. Take, take me home...with Washington wine forever on my mind.

7:00 am: Wake-up call, luggage drop & breakfast at your leisure in the Marc Restaurant (Seattle Espresso available at luggage drop-off)
8:00: Hop the Bus to Horse Heaven Hills Vineyard Exercises
9:45-11:15 am: Horse Heaven Hills Vineyard Exercises

  • Mercer Estates @ Spice Cabinet Vineyard
  • Long Shadows Vintners @ The Benches
  • Chateau Ste. Michelle @ Canoe Ridge Estate

11:15 am: Depart for Lunch
12:15 pm: Tri-Cities Lunch at J. Bookwalter Winery
2:00 pm: Guests Leaving Thursday depart for airport (PSC or ALW)

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