Friday, September 11, 2009

Wine Tasting in Walla Walla

Arriving in Walla Walla, we headed straight to the Walla Walla Inns at the Vineyard. BEAUTIFUL!

We quickly settled in, poured ourselves a glass of Olsen Hills Chardonnay and enjoyed the sunset. The Walla Walla Inns feature two locations, the vineyard and historic downtown. Our Guest House at the Ahler Vineyard is clean, contemporary, and comfortable. We dined at the Creektown Cafe which is close to Whitman College, where the food was fabulous, service spectacular, and atmosphere charming.

Thursday we spent the day in historic downtown Walla Walla. The tasting rooms are quite unique, offering food, art, and music. We visited Ash Hollow, Skylight Cellars, and Sapolil Cellars where we sat around a piano and had fun conversation with the owner. Small world...her son lives in Elk Grove and her daughter lives part time in Manhattan Beach. We had a fabulous lunch at Brasserie Four, a casual French brasserie serving classic French country style dishes, local and imported wines and beer. Lunch was Oh La La!

Settling back in at the Vineyard, we played cards sipped wine, watched the sunset, and Stella met Redwing (aka Red) the owners retired racing Greyhound who lives on the vineyard.
That night we marveled over how many stars were out in Walla Walla. What a great location! We certainly will try to visit again!

Packing for Bend today for our visit with Dad & Dawn.

See you next post!

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