Washington Wine Road Trip 2014

HIT THE ROAD JACK!

 
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2012 ITINERARY

DAY ONE - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd: EMERALD CITY WELCOME

 
 

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 in Edgewater (Lobby)
4:00 pm: Hop the Shuttle from Hotel to Welcome Reception at the Space Needle
4:30 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 Aqua on the waterfront hosted by Sparkman Cellars and Mark Ryan Winery
9:00pm: Stroll Back to Edgewater

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DAY TWO - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th: WOODINVILLE TO RICHLAND

 
 

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!

7:00 am: Wake-up call & Breakfast at Edgewater
7:30 am: Hop the Bus to Woodinville
8:00 am: Woodinville Winery Exercises Pick Up at Columbia Winery
8:30-10:00 am: Woodinville Winery Exercises:
    • Betz Family Winery
    • Brian Carter Cellars
    • Chateau Ste. Michelle
    • DeLille Cellars
    • EFESTE
    • Hestia Cellars
    • Mark Ryan Winery
    • Sparkman Cellars
10:15-10:30 am: Winery Exercises Drop Off, Snacks at Columbia Winery
11:00-12:30 pm Woodinville Seminar at Columbia Winery
1:00 pm: Woodinville Lunch at Barking Frog
2:30 pm: Hop the Bus to Eastern Washington
6:00 pm: Check-in at Courtyard Marriott and downtime with Fonte Coffee
7:30 pm: Dinner at Col Solare
9:30 pm: Hop the Bus to Courtyard Marriott
10:00 pm: Beer Hall at Courtyard Marriott

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DAY THREE - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th: YAKIMA & RED MOUNTAIN/COLUMBIA VALLEY

 
 

The Horse Heaven Hills and Wahluke Slope AVAs are home to a wide range of grapes, terroirs, wineries and wine styles to explore first hand.  Then, we will make our way to Walla Walla for winery exercises, tastings, dinner, and a party to remember!  

8:30 am: Wake-up Call & Breakfast with Fonte Coffee at Courtyard Marriott
9:00 am: Hop on the bus to Yakima Valley Vineyard Exercises
10:00-11:30 am: Yakima Valley Vineyard Exercises
    • Boushey Vineyard
    • DuBrul Vineyard
    • Two Blondes Vineyard
12:00 pm: Lunch at Walter Clore Center
1:30 pm: Hop the Bus to Red Mountain/Columbia Valley Winery Exercises
2:00 pm: Red Mountain/Columbia Valley Winery Exercises
    • Badger Mountain Vineyard/Powers Winery
    • Col Solare Winery
    • Fidelitas
    • Hedges Family Estate
    • Hightower Cellars
    • J. Bookwalter Winery
    • Pacific Rim Winery
    • Terra Blanca
3:30 pm: Hop the bus back to Courtyard Marriott
4:00 pm: Downtown and Fonte Coffee at Courtyard Marriott
5:45 pm: Hop the bus to YV/CV/RM Regional Tasting
6:30 pm: YV/CV/RM Regional Tasting at Red Mountain at Canyon Ranch
7:30 pm: Dinner at Canyon Ranch followed by pool hall
10:00-11:00 pm: Hop the Bus to Courtyard Marriott

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DAY FOUR - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th: WAHLUKE SLOPE & WALLA WALLA

 
 

The Horse Heaven Hills and Wahluke Slope AVAs are home to a wide range of grapes, terroirs, wineries and wine styles to explore first hand.  Then, we will make our way to Walla Walla for winery exercises, tastings, dinner, and a party to remember!  

8:00 am: Wake-up call & Breakfast with Fonte Coffee at Courtyard Marriott
8:30 am: Hop the Bus to Wahluke Vineyard Exercises
9:30 am: Wahluke Vineyard Exercises
    • Cold Creek Vineyard
    • Milbrandt Vineyard
    • Weinbau Vineyard
11:00 am: Depart for Lunch
11:30 am: Taco Truck Lunch
1:00 pm: Hop the Bus to Walla Walla Vineyard Exercises
2:30 pm: Walla Walla Vineyard Exercises
    • Figgins Family Wine Estates
    • Les Collines Vineyard
    • Spring Valley Vineyard
4:30 pm: Check into Marcus Whitman and Downtime with Fonte Coffee
5:30 pm: Hop the bus to Walla Walla Regional Tasting
6:00 pm: Walla Walla Regional Tasting at Dunham Cellars
7:30 pm: Dinner at Dunham Cellars
10:00 pm: Final Night Party at the Green Lantern

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DAY FIVE - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th: WALLA SQUARED

 
 

Wrap it up in Walla Walla!  This Eastern Washington winery hotspot is home to a cache of big and small wineries, in name and stature.  Take in our last wine seminar, enjoy a fabulous lunch and group hug goodbye.  Take, take me home...with Washington wine forever on my mind.

7:30 am: Wake-up call and Breakfast with Fonte Coffee at Marcus Whitman
8:00 am: Walla Walla Winery Exercises Pick Up
8:30-10:00 am: Walla Walla Winery Exercises
    • Abeja Winery
    • Doubleback
    • Dunham Cellars
    • Dusted Valley
    • Gramercy Cellars
    • Long Shadows
    • K Vintners
    • L'Ecole No 41
    • Waterbrook Winery
10:15 am: Walla Walla Winery Exercises Drop off
10:30-11:45 am: Walla Walla Seminar at Marcus Whitman
12:15 pm: Lunch at L'Ecole No 41
1:30 pm: Guests Leaving Thursday depart for airport (ALW or PSC)

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(PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ITINERARY IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

DUE TO LOGISTICAL CONCERNS, ATTENDEES WILL NOT BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO REQUEST SPECIFIC EXERCISE HOSTS – THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING

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