A Taste of the Pacific Northwest

Walla WallaWillamette ValleyThe Columbia Gorge

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Sip Your Way Through the Pacific Northwest!

Mix and mingle with winemakers from the visiting region and learn what makes their wine one of a kind!

Experience the essence of all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer with this trio of visiting wine regions.

 

Walla Walla

Walla Walla

“This valley has been a regional agricultural hub for more than a century . . . Nearly 2,000 acres of prime vineyards and more than 100 remarkable wineries are just the most recent expression of a rich farming heritage . . . [T]he elevations across our appellation soar between 400 feet and 2,000 feet above sea level.  Similarly, annual rainfall figures triple from a sparse seven inches at the western end of the valley to a lush 22 inches along the foothills of the Blue Mountains to the east.  If these attributes sound complex, you are correct.” ~Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance Website

Willamette Valley

Willamette Valley

“The Willamette Valley . . . is recognized as one of the premier Pinot noir producing areas in the world . . . Buffered from Pacific storms on the west by the Coast Range, the valley follows the Willamette River north to south for more than a hundred miles from the Columbia River near Portland to just south of Eugene. To the east, the Cascade Range draws the boundary between the Willamette Valley’s misty, cool climate and the drier, more extreme climate of eastern Oregon.” ~Willamette Valley Wineries Association Website

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 The Columbia Gorge

“The land, the people and the lifestyle define wine making here. The area is enriched with a strong sense of adventure and taking the “road less traveled.” The winemakers here are iconoclasts and trailblazers, making extraordinary artisan wines in a place of incredible wild beauty. With access to over 30 different premium grape varietals grown within this 40 mile stretch, the wine lover’s palate never grows weary.” ~Columbia Gorge Winemakers Association Website