The Adventures of Elise in the Great North West
Friday August 26, 2011 through August 30, 2011
Tasting Fees and All Meals
Call l’Eté du Vin at 615.329.1760 to join the tour or get more information.
Travel with Elise to the beautiful Pacific Northwest to experience the wonderful wines of Washington State. Walla Walla Valley sits in the foothills of the Blue Mountains in the Southeastern corner of Washington State. In the heart of this winegrowing region is awardwinning historic downtown Walla Walla, a charming and pedestrian friendly place with up-scale restaurants, boutique shops, cafés, and tasting rooms. It is home to a rich and diverse arts scene complete with public sculptures, art studios, galleries, theatres, the world-renowned Walla Walla Foundry, and wineries that consistently score over 90 points!
Celebrate Harvest at the Second-Annual Dunham Days in Walla Walla!
Elise will guide you through a full weekend of memorable events while
educating your palate about the best wine offerings of Washington State.
Friday, August 26, 2011, 6pm
Festivities begin in the Hangar Lounge with live music and food by
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Vertical tastings of Dunham Cellar Wines pulled from the library
of winemaking team, Eric Dunham and Dan Wampfler.
Sunday, August 28, 2011 | 10am
Back at Dunham Cellars you’ll start your day in style with a brunch
Your taste buds won’t soon forget!
Elise will also take you to visit
L’Ecole No 41
Past l’Eté du Vin Guest Vintner producing premium handcrafted
varietal wines in the Walla Walla Valley since 1983.
Charles Smith produces award winning wines year after year, including
Rock City Syrah 100 point wine WS, 99 points from Robert Parker
Sleight of Hand Winery
2008 Levitation Syrah – 92 Points Wine Spectator
2007 Levitation Syrah – 93 Points Wine Spectator; 91 Points Wine Advocate,
2007 Archimage Red Blend – 92 Points Wine Spectator; 92 Points Wine and Spirits; 91 Points Wine Enthusiast; 90 Points Wine Advocate,
2007 Illusionist Red Blend – 92 Points Wine and Spirits; 92 Points Wine Enthusiast; 92 Points Wine Advocate
Best New Winery by Food and Wine Magazine Oct/2010
owner & winemaker Greg Harrington, Master Sommelier
Past l’Eté du Vin Guest Vintner
Award-winning cabernet sauvignons, merlots and chardonnays
2007 Wines have received scores by Robert Parker of 93, 93+ and 94
The Wineries of Long Shadows Vintners – Founded by Washington wine
pioneer Allen Shoup, Long Shadows is a collection of ultra-premium
wines created by internationally acclaimed winemakers from the major
wine regions of the world. Each winemaker is a part owner in this
unique winery dedicated to producing individual wines that showcase
the viticultural excellence of Washington State’s Columbia Valley.
About Elise Loehr
As Sommelier and Wine Director of F. Scott’s Restaurant and Jazz Bar,
Elise Loehr combines her knowledge of wine and food with a passionate, intelligent vitality.
Elise’s education led her on extensive travels across the world’s great wine regions. She attended some of the wine industry’s most challenging programs, including the Advanced School of Service and Hospitality in Napa, California, the advanced level of the Wine and Spirits Educators Trust where she graduated with merit, and the completion of the Court of Master Sommelier’s Advanced Exam.
Elise is currently a candidate for the Court’s Master Sommelier Diploma, a certification so rigorous only 171 people worldwide have earned the title since its creation in 1969.Elise frequently teaches wine classes, serves as a frequent guest lecturer at wine seminars, and is a regular member of the Tennessean’s tasting panel for its syndicated weekly wine column. She’s been featured in magazines and donates her time as sommelier and lecturer for charity events including as Nashville’s l’Ete du Vin.