Sunday, June 21, 2009

Dundee Hills Tasting (Thursday - Day 6)

This was the last of our wine tasting for this trip. Six days of tasting over 10 days was enough. Here's where we went...mostly tasting Pinot:
  • Rex Hill Vineyards
  • Domaine Drouhin
  • Domaine Serene
  • Argyle Winery
  • Torii Mor
  • Erath Winery
During this trip we visited 42 wineries..not too bad!

Favorites for me:
  • AVA - Lake Chelan
  • Riesling (sweet) - Terra Blanca Winery
  • Dessert - Zerba Cellars
  • Cabernet - L'Ecole No. 41
  • Malbec - Wapato Pint Cellars
  • Syrah - Lake Chelan Winery
  • Pinot - Domaine Serene

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Lake Chelan AVA Tasting (Tuesday - Day 5)

On Tuesday, we visited the following wineries in Chelan and Manson, WA:
  • Tsillan Cellars
  • Vin du Lac
  • Benson Vineyards
  • Wapato Point Cellars
  • Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards
  • Lake Chelan Winery
Chelan is about 3.5 hours east of Seattle and is a vacation destination for many here in Washington. They received the AVA designation about 3 weeks ago. Nice to break it in!

Tomorrow is a drive to Portland/relax day. We pick up again on Thursday with some Williamette Valley Pinot Noir tasting.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Woodinville and Leavenworth Tasting (Monday - Day 4)

On Monday, we visited:
  • Chateau St. Michelle (no tasting)
  • Januik
  • Gold Digger Cellars (Okanogan Estate)
  • Kestrel Vintners
  • Bergdorf Cellars
  • Pasek Cellars
  • Maison de Padgett Winery
Time to enjoy the evening happenings of Leavenworth, WA.

Benton City wine tasting (Day 3 - Sunday)

We visited:
  • Terra Blanca Winery - great Late Harvest Riesling
  • Kiona Vineyards
  • Seth Ryan Winery
Then we drove to Tacoma for some family time.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Walla Walla Wine Tasting, Day 2

Saturday brought us to:
  • Basel Cellars
  • Balboa Winery
  • Beresan Winery
  • Waters Winery
  • Va Piano Vineyards
  • Trust Cellars
  • Zerba Cellars (Oregon) - Semillon Ice Wine!
  • Dunham Cellars
  • Patrick M. Paul Vineyard
  • Patit Creek Cellars
  • Otis Kenyon
Busy day!!!

Walla Walla Wine Tasting

Friday is is where we went:
  • Woodward Canyon Winery
  • L'Ecole No. 41 Winery
  • Waterbrook Winery
  • Three Rivers Winery
  • Reininger Winery
  • Amavi Cellars
  • Spring Valley Vineyard
  • Slight of Hand
  • Fort Walla Walla Cellars
More tasting here tomorrow. Sunday = Benton City. Monday = Woodinville and Leavenworth. Tuesday = Lake Chelan. Thursday and Friday = Oregon Pinot. Many wineries to be hit on this trip!