Walla Walla, Washington, August 20th. A lifestyle story… About a four hour drive northeast of Portland, more than 100 wineries draw wine lovers. The Walla Walla Valley is home to 1,800 acres of vineyards and a beautiful agricultural landscape. Photos from a recent trip give you an idea of what to expect. The Long Shadows winery and tasting room have a grand view of surrounding countryside with simple modern architecture highlighted by Dale Chihuly’s glass art including a chandelier and several large organic pieces.
There are some great restaurant located in downtown Walla Walla which receive good reviews:
- Saffron Mediterranean Kitchen – outstanding, organic menu with attention to detail, knowledgeable staff, great service.
- Brasserie Four – delicious french food, outstanding shellfish and dessert.
- Olive Marketplace & Cafe by T Maccarone’s – great for a wine country picnic, with a deli filled with gourmet cheeses, meats, pastries, coffee and a big menu for dining in – breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The farmer’s market in downtown Walla Walla is also worth exploring.
During a trip to the Walla Walla wineries, you’ll find passionate winemakers eager to talk about their unique blends. Here are a few links to check out…
- Abeja Winery
- Buty Winery
- Fjellene Cellars
- Amavi Cellars
- Waters Winery
- Dusted Valley
- Sleight of Hand Cellars
- Trio Vintners