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Lot 107 | Become One with the Walla Walla Wine Scene
Explore the history of Walla Walla with this 4-Night Wine Tour for 2 couples. Highlights include trips to fruitful vineyards and historical landmarks while taking in the culture of Walla Walla.
Walla Walla is a unique and celebrated town with a combination of Northwestern appeal, historical locations, neighborhood feel, and of course, a booming wine industry. With the help of Nashville Wine Auction you’ll have the inside scoop on Walla Walla and an action-packed tasting itinerary, along with two days of driver services to help you on your way!
After your flight lands, take a short drive and check into your hotel, the historic Marcus Whitman Hotel. A treasured landmark rising above downtown Walla Walla, the Marcus Whitman pairs its enviable historic pedigree with a commitment to modern-day luxury and exceptional service. Since opening in 1928, they have reigned as Walla Walla’s premier hotel, a hospitality hub deeply connected to the community and committed to showcasing the region’s wine country splendor. It is centrally located with convenient access to restaurants, shops and naturally, wine tasting rooms.
In fact, there are four on-site tasting rooms hosted by local boutique vintners. You’ll be able to ease into the whole “strolling about the downtown blocks visiting tasting rooms” because you can go wine tasting right in the hotel! Try out L’Ecole No. 41, Mansion Creek Cellars, Locati Cellars, and Lodmell Cellars.
After a good night’s rest your drive will take you to Woodward Canyon Winery. There you join the Small family, owners of the 41-acre vineyard, and experience distinctive, old-world inspired wines. Since 1981, this winery has consistently produced premium, age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and many other varietals. Enjoy a tour and library tasting while on site.
Next up you’ll enjoy a tour and tasting at an ultra-premium winery located in the Walla Walla Valley, specializing in estate-grown, single-vineyard Bordeaux and Rhône-inspired wines, Force Majeure Wines. Meticulously crafted by former Bryant Family Vineyard Winemaker, Todd Alexander, “Force Majeure” describes the relentless, powerful elements of Nature that form the terroir of a vineyard. It also identifies the “unstoppable force” initiated when the highest level of viticulture is combined with the highest level of winemaking talent.
Your final stop of the day is the historic Frenchtown schoolhouse, L’Ecole No. 41. Founded in 1983, L’Ecole No. 41 is the most prominent and visible of Walla Walla Valley wineries. There you’ll enjoy an elevated tasting including a current and library wine with charcuterie and a private tour of the historic schoolhouse.
Your morning begins with a family affair, namely Delmas Wines. With roots in Napa Valley, the Robertson family built a wine estate capable of a multi-generational legacy; honoring a distinctive place – a distinctive taste. Taste the Delmas Syrah (a treat considering all wines are currently allocated!) and tour the SJR Vineyard during this special visit.
The indigenous people of the Walla Walla Valley had a name for the region that was Pášxapa or Place of the Sunflowers, as the valley was strewn with balsamroot sunflowers that grew wild. Your next stop wanted to pay homage to the history of the land and you’ll join in that endeavor with a lunch and tasting at PÁŠXA (pronounced “Pahk-sha”) Wines.
There will be an afternoon tasting on this day, TBD.
Main Street Walla Walla is considered one of America’s Most Beautiful Streets, according to a recent article by msn.com. Winery tasting rooms, boutiques, bakeries, jewelers, and even soap sellers nestle inside renovated Victorian and Beaux-Arts buildings, giving the street a historic, vibrant character. Your final day of tasting gives you an opportunity to take in this beautiful stretch and appreciate the stunning architecture while you sip!
Spend the morning on a walking tour, getting the inside scoop on the city while visiting three tasting rooms. This tour will take into account your wine preferences, so you’ll be sure to hit the right spots! Then after lunch you’ll have free time to meander downtown for shopping, more tastings, or whatever suits you!
It’s time to wave goodbye to Walla Walla, but you’ll leave richer from experiencing this exciting town from the inside out!
This trip for 2 couples includes:
Tour and Tastings
Lunch and Tasting
Tip: Flight to the West Coast
Take an early morning flight from Nashville to Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco, WA (PSC). You’ll arrive before noon and have plenty of time to start your first day of wine tastings! Or, fly Alaska Airlines into Walla Walla and on your way home, each passenger (with Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan™) can check their first case of wine free.
Tip: Trip Timing
Travel is suggested between May and November. During that time, however, you’ll want to avoid the various wine festivals as it will be challenging to schedule your VIP experiences. These dates include Cayuse Release Weekend and Spring Barrel Release (first weekend in May), Celebrate Walla Walla (third weekend in June), Fall Release (first weekend of November) and major holidays as the wineries will be closed.
Donated by Marcus Whitman Hotel, Woodward Canyon Winery, L’Ecole No 41, PÁŠXA Wines, Delmas Wines, Force Majeure Wines