2009 Stats

  • 40 Attendees
  • 17 U.S. States Represented
  • 475 Approx. Miles Traveled
  • 46 Vineyards & Wineries Participating
  • 253 Local Beers Consumed
  • 27 Winery Punch Downs

2009 Road Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Sunday, October 4th

Welcome to Seattle

  • 10:00-3:30 pm: Shuttle from Sea-Tac Airport to Edgewater Hotel every half hour
  • 2:00-3:30 pm: Check-in and registration in the Edgewater Hotel lobby
  • 3:45 pm: Washington Wine primer with Shayn Bjornholm, MS at the Edgewater Hotel
  • 4:20 pm: Shuttle from hotel to welcome reception at the Space Needle
  • 4:30 pm: Welcome Reception with wine of Seattle/Columbia Gorge/Puget Sound/Lake Chelan at the Space Needle

Andrew Will Winery
Cadence
Camaraderie Cellars
McCrea Cellars
San Juan Vineyards
Soos Creek Wine Cellars
Syncline
Tsillan Cellars
Vin du Lac
Walter Dacon Wines

  • 6:15 pm: Free time in Seattle

Day 2

Monday, October 5th

Walla Squared

  • 5:30 am: "You up?!" knock on your door
  • 6:00 am: Leave for SeaTac Airport
  • 7:50 am: Fly away to Tri-Cities
  • 8:45 am: Hop the bus to Walla Walla Vineyards
  • 9:45 am: Breakfast in the vineyard
  • 10:15 am: Walla Walla Vineyard Exercises

Woodward Canyon Winery Estate Vineyard
Les Collines Vineyard
Spring Valley Vineyard
Beresan Estate Vineyard

  • 12:00 pm: Hop the bus to the Marcus Whitman Hotel
  • 12:15 pm: Seminar - Riesling Comparative Tasting Workshop
  • 1:30 pm: Taco Truck chowdown with the Walla Walla Valley hosts at the Marcus Whitman
  • 2:15 pm: Walla Walla Winery Exercises

Abeja
Buty Winery
Dunham Cellars
Dusted Valley Vintners
Gramercy Cellars
L'Ecole No 41
Long Shadows Vintners
Pepper Bridge Winery
Walla Walla Vintners
Waterbrook Winery

  • 4:00 pm: Check-in and downtime at the Marcus Whitman Hotel
  • 5:45 pm: Hop the bus to Walla Walla regional tasting
  • 6:00 pm: Walla Walla regional tasting at L'Ecole No 41
  • 7:30 pm: Dinner hosted by L'Ecole No 41 and Woodward Canyon
  • 9:30 pm: Hop the bus back to the Marcus Whitman Hotel
  • 10:00 pm: Beer Hall at the Marcus Whitman Hotel

Day 3

Tuesday, October 6th

Once, Twice, Three Times A City

  • 7:00 am: "You up?!" knock on your door
  • 8:00 am: Hop the bus to the Tri-Cities/Columbia Valley heartland
  • 9:00 am: Tri-Cities/Columbia Valley/Red Mountain Vineyard Exercises

Ciel du Cheval
Goose Ridge Vineyard
Sagemoor Vineyards

  • 11:00 am: Hop the bus to Columbia Point on the Columbia River in Richland
  • 11:30 am: Luncheon at Anthony's on the Columbia River hosted by Gordon Brothers Cellars
  • 1:00 pm: Tri-Cities Winery Exercises

Badger Mountain Winery/Powers
Barnard Griffin Winery
Col Solare
Gordon Brothers Cellars
Hedges Family Estate
Hightower Cellars
Kiona Vineyards
Pacific Rim
Terra Blanca Winery & Estate Vineyard

  • 3:15 pm: Check-in and downtime at Richland Courtyard by Marriott
  • 4:30 pm: Hop the bus to Yakima Valley/Columbia Valley regional tasting
  • 5:15 pm: Yakima Valley/Columbia Valley regional tasting
  • 7:00 pm: Dinner hosted by Precept Brands Canyon Ranch
  • 10:00 pm: Beer Hall

Day 4

Wednesday, October 7th

Yakima Valley to Cascade Mountains

  • 7:00 am: "You up?!" knock on the door
  • 7:45 am: Hop the bus to Yakima Valley
  • 8:45 am: Yakima Valley Winery Exercises

Airfield Estates
Hogue Cellars
Kestrel Vintners
Mercer Estates Winery
Milbrandt Vineyards
Sheridan Vineyard

  • 10:30 am: Hop the bus to Yakima Valley Vineyard Exercises
  • 11:00 am: Yakima Valley Vineyard Exercises

Boushey Vineyards
Cote Bonneville at DuBrul Vineyard
Owen Roe at Red Willow Vineyard
Andrew Will at Two Blondes Vineyard

  • 12:30 pm: Hop the bus to lunch at Red Willow Vineyard
  • 1:15 pm: Columbia Winery's tour of Red Willow Vineyard
  • 1:45 pm: Seminar - Syrah Comparative Tasting Workshop
  • 3:00 pm: Hop the bus to Kirkland
  • 6:00 pm: Check-in to Kirkland Coutyard by Marriott
  • 7:15 pm: Hop the bus to Chateau Ste. Michelle
  • 7:30 pm: Woodinville dinner hosted by Chateau Ste. Michelle
  • 10:00 pm: Hop the bus to Kirkland Coutyard by Marriott
  • 10:30 pm: Beer Hall

Day 5

Thursday, October 8th

Woodinville

  • 8:00 am: "You up?!" knock on your door
  • 9:00 am: Woodinville winery exercises

Brian Carter Cellars
Betz Family Winery
Chateau Ste. Michelle
Columbia Winery
DeLille Cellars
Efeste
JM Cellars
Sparkman Cellars

  • 11:00 am: Seminar - Cabernet Sauvignon Comparative Tasting at Columbia Winery
  • 12:00 pm: Woodinville regional tasting at Columbia Winery
  • 1:30 pm: Woodinville La Paulee hosted by DeLille Cellars
  • 3:00 pm: Official good by and thank you!
  • 3:15 pm: Shuttles to SeaTac Airport and/or downtown

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Testimonials

  • "I had several magic "light bulb moments" on the trip. I've been on many tours and the usual dog and pony show but I felt like I really understood what was going on and a lot better understanding about how wine is made and the process. I also have tremendous respect for Wash merlot Syrah cab and the Chardonnay really knocked my socks off. Thank you for the great week I will always remember it."
    John Cain, 2009
    Truffles Restaurant, Ladue, MO

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206.310.1236
dflaherty@washingtonwine.org

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