"The quality is second to none. This was a trip of a lifetime; every detail was done with proud care and gave a 360-degree view of the industry. We had fun, we learned, we laughed, but a true craftsmanship of a journey. Road trip is one of the best events in the wine business anywhere."

Chris McFall, Lazy Bear
San Francisco, CA

“I've already added three new WA wines to our list. There are a lot of incredibly passionate and hardworking people here, that are extremely down to earth. They’re working hard to showcase not only the quality of the wines that are being made, but also the multitude of different expressions of terroir. I think the wines will surprise a lot of people in terms of quality and complexity. I also think that people will see these wines as a tremendous value compared to others found on the West Coast.”

Kimberlee Beeler, Somerset Restaurant
Chicago, IL

“Overall, this was one of the best trips I have ever had the pleasure of taking, and I thank you for that! Every moment, I felt comfortable and in a hospitable environment. The quality of the information received was outstanding. I'm still sifting through the information in the materials we received. Meeting the faces and people behind quality wines of Washington State in the most renowned vineyards will make a lasting impression on me that I can't wait to share with STL consumers.”

Alisha Blackwell-Calvert, Elaia
St. Louis, MO

“The organization and execution of the trip for 50 people was an 11 on a 10 scale in my opinion. I've been on probably 8-10 wine trips in the past and this one had the most amazing staff I have ever seen... It is a team of absolute all-star caliber people on all levels. The Road Trip really opened my eyes to the depth of talent in Washington State. I learned there are more amazing winemakers, regions and vineyard sites producing wines at an incredible level that I was not aware of."

Ryan Gerni, Davidsons Liquors
Highlands Ranch, CO

“It was the perfect blend of education, vineyard experiences, wine tasting and youthful mayhem. JUst yesterday, I asked one of my new vendors, "What no Washington State Wines?" I told him that I was disappointed as I'm hosting a grand tasting in my store and adjoining restaurant and have added Washington State wines to the list."

Sparkill, NY

“This was the best educational/promotional trip I've ever had the pleasure of experiencing. From the very first interaction to the last goodbye. The relationships forged over that intensive five days will be lasting and well utilized. Going forward you now have an evangelist in SoCal! I plan on adding 1 Washington Wine BTG for the Winter wine List and depending on response, will run Washington wine flight in Spring.” 

Bill Giering, Rose Cafe Venice
Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA

“Already started pouring a few wines by the glass and booked one for our wine club. Loved the fresh new perspective of other varieties being grown notjust Cabernet. Especially the smaller lesser known wineries. Amazing to see the speed of change and growth.

“Already started pouring a few wines by the glass and booked one for our wine club. Loved the fresh new perspective of other varieties being grown notjust Cabernet. Especially the smaller lesser known wineries. Amazing to see the speed of change and growth.
“Already started pouring a few wines by the glass and booked one for our wine club. Loved the fresh new perspective of other varieties being grown notjust Cabernet. Especially the smaller lesser known wineries. Amazing to see the speed of change and growth.
“Already started pouring a few wines by the glass and booked one for our wine club. Loved the fresh new perspective of other varieties being grown notjust Cabernet. Especially the smaller lesser known wineries. Amazing to see the speed of change and growth.
“Already started pouring a few wines by the glass and booked one for our wine club. Loved the fresh new perspective of other varieties being grown not just Cabernet. Especially the smaller lesser known wineries. Amazing to see the speed of change and growth."

San Francisco, CA

I felt more connected to the WA producers than those in Napa and Sonoma. I feel like the Washington State Wine Commission is the best in the US, they are well-organized, right on point, and overall the hospitality was over the top.”

Francisco Bazo, Waterbar
San Francisco, CA
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