5 Reasons to travel Washington Wine Country

Here are my top 5 reasons to travel to Washington Wine Country:

1.  Amazing scenery!  Start in Seattle and drive east into the Cascade Mountains and on the other side you will enter the Columbia Valley which is home to some of the most famous wineries in Washington State such as Columbia Crest, Dusted Valley Vintners, Spring Valley Vineyards and Pepperbridge Winery.

2.  Hot and dry climate.  Certain areas of the Columbia Valley only get about 6 – 8 inches of rain per year so chances are if you visit you can leave the umbrella at home.  Just remember to bring a jacket as the nights can get cool.

3.  Great vineyard restaurants.   A great place is Tagaris Winery Tagaris Taverna either on their “Patio Kouzina” (patio kitchen in greek) or inside the restaurant.   They use mostly local fruit, vegetables (some from their own garden) and meat on the menu so you can truly experience the great food that the state has to offer.

4.  Winery Inns.  One that really stands out is the SageCliffe’s Cave B Inn.  Stay in a Cliffhouse and take in the Columbia River and gorgeous sunsets at night.

5.   Most importantly, there are a ton of wineries located in Washington State. Whether you like red or white wines just enjoy new tastes, you should be able to find a wine that is exciting to your palate.

So whether you whether you stay for a few days or a few weeks, you can be rest assured you will be drinking some great wines!

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One Response to 5 Reasons to travel Washington Wine Country

  1. WA wineman says:

    Hi Lorie, noticed you just signed up for winechatr.com.
    I’m not being snarky at all and I do appreciate reading about other folks’s admiration on Washington State wines,
    Washington State was at about 200 wineries about a decade ago (now over 650);
    of the wineries you mentioned in (1.), only Columbia Crest is actually in the Columbia Valley AVA; and
    parts of the Columbia Valley can average 6-8 inches of rain per year. (It’s a BIG A.V.A.)

    I have read your blog and only want to see mostly accurate information presented on Washington State wines/wineries. Thanks for trying. There are folks here in Washington who have pathetic “wine” blogs and I don’t want to see you join them.
    Hope you understand…

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