Washington Wine Road Trip 2014

 
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2013 ITINERARY

DAY ONE - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd: 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 at Edgewater Hotel (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 by El Gaucho
9:00pm: Head back to the Edgewater Hotel

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DAY TWO - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd: 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!

6:30 am: Wake-up call & Breakfast at the Edgewater Hotel
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:
    • Baer Winery
    • Betz Family Winery
    • Brian Carter Cellars
    • Chateau Ste. Michelle
    • DeLille Cellars, Grand Ciel & Doyenne
    • EFESTE
    • Mark Ryan Winery
    • Pomum Cellars
    • Ross Andrew
    • Sparkman Cellars
10:15-10:30 am: Winery Exercises Drop Off & Snacks at Columbia Winery
11:00-12:30 pm Woodinville Seminar - Washington Whites: A Varietal Exploration at Columbia Winery
1:00 pm: Lunch at Willows Lodge
2:30 pm: Hop the Bus to Eastern Washington
6:30 pm: Check-in at Courtyard Marriott & downtime
7:00 pm: Hop the bus to Columbia Valley/Red Mountain Dinner
7:30 pm: Columbia Valley/Red Mountain Dinner at Hedges Family Estate
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 24th: YAKIMA & RED MOUNTAIN/COLUMBIA VALLEY

 
 

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.

8:15 am: Wake-up Call & Breakfast with at the Courtyard Marriott
9:00 am: Hop on the bus to Yakima Valley Vineyard Exercises
10:00-11:30 am: Yakima Valley Vineyard Exercises
    • Cold Creek Vineyard
    • DuBrul Vineyard
    • Owen Roe
    • Andrew Will @ Two Blondes Vineyard
12:00 pm: Lunch at the Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center
1:30 pm: Hop the Bus to Red Mountain/Columbia Valley Winery Exercises
2:00 pm: Red Mountain/Columbia Valley Winery Exercises
    • Col Solare
    • Goose Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery
    • Hedges Family Estate
    • Hightower Cellars
    • Milbrandt Vineyards
    • Pacific Rim
    • Powers Winery/Badger Mountain Vineyard
    • Terra Blanca
3:30 pm: Hop the bus back to Courtyard Marriott
4:00 pm: Downtown at Courtyard Marriott
5:45 pm: Hop the bus to YV/CV/RM Regional Tasting at Precept Brands Canyon Ranch
6:30 pm: YV/CV/RM Regional Tasting at Precept Brands Canyon Ranch
7:30 pm: Dinner at Precept Brands Canyon Ranch followed by Pool Hall
10:00-11:00 pm: Hop the Bus to Courtyard Marriott
10:30 pm: Beer Hall at the Courtyard Marriott

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DAY FOUR - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th: WALLA SQUARED

 
 

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.

7:00 am: Wake-up call & Breakfast at the Courtyard Marriott
8:00 am: Hop the Bus to Walla Walla Vineyard Exercises
9:00-10:30 am: Walla Walla Vineyard Exercises
    • Figgins Family Wine Estates
    • Les Collines Vineyard
    • Spring Valley Vineyard
    • Woodward Canyon
11:15 am: Walla Walla Vineyard Exercises Drop off at the Marcus Whitman
11:30-1:00 pm: Walla Walla seminar - Washington State Signature Reds: A Comparative Tasting at the Marcus Whitman
1:30 pm: Walla Walla lunch at Public House 124
2:30 pm: Hop the bus to Walla Walla Winery Exercises
3:00-4:30 pm: Walla Walla Winery Exercises
    • Abeja
    • Charles Smith Wines/K Vintners
    • Doubleback
    • Dunham Cellars
    • Dusted Valley
    • Gramercy Cellars
    • L'Ecole No 41
    • Northstar
    • Pepperbridge Winery
    • Va Piano
    • Waterbrook Winery
5:00 pm: Drop-off and Downtime at Northstar
6:00 pm: Walla Walla Regional Tasting at Northstar
7:15 pm: Walla Walla Dinner at Northstar
9:30 pm: Hop the bus back to the Courtyard Marriott
10:30 pm: Beer Hall at the Courtyard Marriott

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DAY FIVE - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th: HORSE HEAVEN HILLS

 
 

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.

7:30 am: Wake-up call and Breakfast at the Courtyard Marriott
8:30 am: Hop the bus to Horse Heaven Hills Vineyard Exercises
9:30 am: Horse Heaven Hills Vineyard Exercises
    • Mercer Estates @ Spice Cabinet Vineyard
    • Long Shadows Vintners @ The Benches
    • Den Hoed Wine Estates @ Wallula Gap Vineyard
11:00 am: Depart for Lunch
12:00 pm: Tri-Cities Lunch at J. Bookwalter Winery
2:00 pm: Guests Leaving Thursday depart for airport (ALW or PSC)

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