I wanted to think of a tasteful theme for my dad's 60th birthday celebration... an 'over the hill' theme would not be well received! After some research I found whiskey theme 'aged to perfection' parties, and I thought, why not do a wine one?! So came together our "Aged to Perfection" week in McMinnville Oregon.
What are your favorite things about a winery? Of course, great wines is #1, but what else contributes to your experience? For one, I love something super local and home-grown with a fantastic back story. I also love places with a great patio and entertainment. Also, it is a super plus to find a spot that practices sustainablility. Vin du Lac in Lake Chelan has all these features! I recently had the chance to tour Vin du Lac on a Chelan vacation weekend, and they are now on my must-visit list when wine tasting in the Chelan region.
It feels like there are a million wineries in Washington State, even more so concentrated around Lake Chelan. That is why I am always so excited to find a new one that I love! Succession Wines is on the Manson side of the lake and has both a fun atmosphere and fantastic wines alike. More details on my visit and why I think you should give them a try!
What started as a desire to meet a football legend turned into a fantastic wine tasting experience - all about tasting Doubleback and Bledsoe Family Winery in Walla Walla! Read more to learn about our favorite wines and our experience.
Walla Walla wine country is a robust region producing some gorgeous red wines in Washington State. There are over 140 wineries to choose from when visiting... how will you ever be able try them all? Well this annual event at McCaw Hall gives you a fair shot at it, with a good portion of winemakers attending this event to allow you to sample some of their finest!
Northstar winery is a stunning location on the South side of Walla Walla, known especially for their award winning Merlot.
Walla Walla is the home to one of our favorite Washington Wineries - Forgeron Cellars! If you are a fan of French reds, then this winery is for you. Bonus- they have a satellite tasting room in Woodinville wine country too!
Looking back on my unpublsihed posts from last year, I have a whole series on Walla Walla Wine Country that I have yet to share! I will be posting a new Walla Walla feature each week until I run out, starting today at Woodward Canyon Winery! If you want to learn more about Walla Walla wines, you can always click on the "Visit Walla Walla" tab on my right-hand menu. Cheers!
August was great in Seattle this year! We did lots of traveling and enjoyed all the sun. September however is one of my favorite months of the year, because it is my BIRTHDAY MONTH! I am the kind of person who is a little vain in the sense that I love to celebrate birthdays all month because, well, its fun! Be sure to read this post for my hi-lights from August, and I can't wait to bring you more great stuff in September!
Cairdeas Winery is a cute tasting room on the Manson side of Lake Chelan, just around the corner from Benson Vineyards. Their wines are delicious, affordable, and their view is spectacular! If you are checking out wineries near Manson, I would absolutely add Cairdeas to your list!