Walla Walla, WA. 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 new Long Shadows winery and tasting room are dramatically located on a hill with a grand view of surrounding countryside with very simple modern architecture highlighted by Dale Chihuly's glass art including a chandelier and several large organic pieces.

The new Long Shadows winery and tasting room are dramatically located on a hill with a grand view of surrounding countryside with very simple modern architecture highlighted by Dale Chihuly’s glass art including a chandelier and several large organic pieces.

Spanish for Bee, Abeja is named for the simple beauty of farming the earth.

Spanish for bee, the Abeja winery was inspired by the simple beauty of farming the earth.

A century-old farm with its beautifully restored buildings in the rolling foothills of Walla Walla’s Blue Mountains provides the setting for Abeja.

The luxury Inn at Abeja, is a lovely place to stay. It is a century-old farm with beautifully restored buildings in the rolling foothills of Walla Walla’s Blue Mountains.

Created by Portlanders Ken and Ginger Harrison, Abeja has private wine tasting just for guest of the inn.

Created by Portlanders Ken and Ginger Harrison, Abeja has private wine tasting just for guest of the inn.

In the 1980s L’Ecole only produced about 1,000 cases and they were all self-distributed. The wine can now be found in all 50 states and has also become popular in Canada and Japan, producing 35 times what it did at the beginning.

Walla Walla’s L’Ecole wine is sold in all 50 states, Canada and Japan.

Woodward Canyon is now offering small plates in the Reserve House on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays beginning at 11:30 AM.

Woodward Canyon has a small restaurant on site and is now offering small plates in the Reserve House on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays beginning at 11:30 AM.

There are some great restaurant located in downtown Walla Walla which receive good reviews:

The farmer’s market in downtown Walla Walla is also worth exploring.

The Walla Walla Farmer's Market is located & 4th and Main in Walla Walla, WA. 99362

The Walla Walla Farmer’s Market is located & 4th and Main.

http://www.gowallawallafarmersmarket.com/

There’s a website with lots of news about the market: http://www.gowallawallafarmersmarket.com/

Of course you'll find the famous Walla Walla swit onions.

Of course you’ll find the famous Walla Walla sweet onions.

The people are friendly, too.

The people are friendly, too.

The Market is open during the weekends.

The Market is open during the weekends.

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…

The experience is one to remember.

The experience is one to remember and don’t forget your camera!

 

 

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