Driving Directions to the Tri-Cities Airport
3601 N. 20th Avenue, Pasco
Interstate 82 from Seattle
Travel east on I-82, take exit 102 onto I-182. Continue on I-182 over the Columbia River into Pasco. Take exit 12B. At light turn left onto 20th Avenue and follow north into the Airport.
US-395 South from Spokane
Travel south on US-395. Take exit for US-395 (located just south of Kartchner). Take exit 12B. Turn right at the light onto 20th Avenue and follow north into the Airport.
US-12 from Burbank / Walla Walla
Traveling west on US-12, take exit 12B. Turn right at the light onto 20th Avenue and follow north into the Airport.
Interstate 84 from Portland
At Hermiston, Oregon take US 395/Kennewick exit. Travel North on US-395 into Washington. Continue traveling north over the Columbia River. Take the Airport/Argent Street only exit. At light turn right onto Argent. At next light turn left onto 20th Avenue and follow north into the Airport.
Spokane International Airport, the Airport Business Park and Felts Field Airport are owned by the city and county of Spokane, Washington and are operated and maintained by the Spokane Airport Board.
SIA is a 4,800 acre commercial service airport served by six airlines and two air cargo carriers. The airport processed 3.1 million passengers and 47,686 air cargo tons in 2010. It is the second largest airport in the State of Washington and recognized by the FAA as a small hub.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers welcomes you to Mill Creek, located on the western edge of the Blue Mountains, approximately three miles northeast of Walla Walla, Washington. A water resource development completed in 1942 after a history of damaging floods in the Walla Walla Valley, Mill Creek is currently managed to provide flood control, outdoor recreation, and natural resource stewardship. Mill Creek consists of 612 acres and is the largest tract of public land in the Walla Walla Valley. Visitors seeking year-round recreation may enjoy boating, hunting, fishing, picnicking, and swimming, as well as bicycling, strolling, rollerblading, jogging, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and wildlife viewing at the three recreation areas located within Mill Creek: Bennington Lake, the Mill Creek Recreation Trail, and Rooks Park. Bennington Lake is the only public lake in the Walla Walla Valley, covering approximately 52 surface acres at the spring recreation level. Throughout the spring, the lake is stocked with rainbow trout to enhance fishing. Please remember that internal combustion engines are not allowed on the lake; however electric trolling motors are permitted. The paved Mill Creek Recreation Trail follows Mill Creek from the city of Walla Walla to Rooks Park, forming part of a network of over 20 miles of multiple purpose trails. Parking as well as access to these trails can be found at Rooks Park, Bennington Lake, and the Mill Creek Office. Please click on the Mill Creek Recreation Map link above for orientation and to obtain a detailed map of the area. Rooks Park is a developed day-use area offering a wide variety of recreational opportunities. The park consists of large open spaces as well as small, secluded areas for large and small groups alike. Large trees and irrigated lawns offer shade and relief from Walla Walla’s hot summer days, lending fun-seekers ideal spots to bring the family for a picnic, a game of volleyball or football, throw a softball or Frisbee, or just to cool thei
Fort Walla Walla Museum is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Our legal name is Fort Walla Walla Museum/Walla Walla Valley Historical Society (dba Fort Walla Walla Museum).
With a mission to discover, preserve and share the heritage of the Walla Walla region, we maintain a collection of more than 43,000 artifacts and photographs that help tell the stories of the many peoples who have called the region home. We share this remarkable heritage through exhibits and displays in our new Entry Hall & Exhibit Galleries, four spacious exhibit halls, a 17-structure pioneer settlement, as well as through special events, childrens' programs, classes, more than 40 Living History presentations, and a number of outreach programs.
The Museum traces its lineage to a pioneer historical society in the 1880s. Through the years the name has changed, but the vision to preserve and share the heritage of "The Cradle of Northwest History" has not wavered. The Museum opened its doors to the public at the current location in Fort Walla Walla Park in 1968, making 2011 our 44th season of service to the community.
In 1892 William Samuel Frazier built this house which was later extensively remodeled after his death in 1896. The house was lived in by members of the Frazier family from 1892-1983. In 1913 it was moved 100 feet to allow for a through street and once again remodeled to modernize its' appearance. The results of that renovation are visible in the house we see today. It is adapted from a simple four-square plan with a pyramidal roof which features boxed-in rafters and wide overhanging eaves supported by decorative brackets in the Italianate style. The front entry porch mimics a classic temple pediment supported on heavy tapered piers, a common feature of Craftsman style porches popular in 1913. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites.
The Kirkman House was built between 1876-1880 of brick from the Weston, Oregon Foundry. When the house was completed, William and Isabelle Kirkman moved in with their four surviving children, William Henry, Fanny Ann, Myrtle Bell, and Leslie Gilmore. The family built an addition comprising of a larger dinning room and kitchen in 1890. Fanny and Alan Almos Reynolds were married in the front parlor on November 7, 1894. William Henry, upon becoming a widower in 1905, moved back into the house with his son William Leslie.
When built, the Kirkman’s home was one of the grandest residences in Walla Walla reflecting tastes of the day and wealth generated by the ranching business. Now the Victorian Italianate house remains the only example of its kind locally, though vestiges of early 20th century architecture can be found throughout Walla Walla.
In its heyday, the house was the setting for lavish entertaining, as well as for routine activities of daily American Victorian life. In addition to being home for the Kirkman’s, it also served as a boys’ dormitory for Whitman College from 1920-1924. During this time Walter Brattain, 1956 Nobel Prize winner for the co-invention of the transistor, studied in the home. Later, the house was converted into an apartment home for more than 50 years. The museum came into being as a rescue operation to save this home on the edge of the local Northern Pacific railroad. The house was elected to the National Historic Register in December of 1974 and has been run as a non-profit organization since 1981
The Pendleton Underground Tours office is located in Pendleton's Historic District, on the corner of SW 1st Street and Emigrant Avenue. The buildings that house the tours are: the Empire Building, 1907, The Hendricks Building, 1897 and the Empire Meat Company, 1895.
All properties are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Pendleton Underground Tours' properties are in what was once the red light district of Pendleton. The buildings on the tour have been maintained, true to the original state, allowing the visitor to see the sidewalks and basalt-rock tunnels the way they were constructed pre 1890's. This special authenticity adds to their uniqueness, making the tours what they are today.
The Power House Theatre is a world-class, 340-seat performing arts theatre located in downtown Walla Walla, Washington. Built in 1890, The 120 year-old building was once the Walla Walla Gas Plant, originally built to provide electricity to turn-of-the-century to residences and businesses of Walla Walla.
Now over a century later, the interior of the building has been transformed with a design inspired by William Shakespeare’s Blackfriars Theatre in London, England. The Power House Theatre is home to Shakespeare Walla Walla and offers an intimate theatrical experience for its audiences. In November, 2011 the Power House Theatre was named by the Washington Sate Building Preservation Commission to the list of the State historic buildings.
The theatre stages professional productions featuring the works of William Shakespeare and award-winning playwrights, actors, and directors as well as special series devoted to classical music and popular entertainment.
Overview Rooks Park is located 10 minutes east of Walla Walla, Washington. This 18-acre developed park sits on Mill Creek, where visitors can enjoy a wide variety of recreational opportunities. Natural Features: The park consists of large open spaces and smaller secluded areas for groups and families alike. Large trees and irrigated lawns offer shade and relief from Walla Walla's hot summer days. Recreation: Rooks Park's grassy spaces provide the ideal place for family picnics and games of volleyball, football or Frisbee. Visitors also enjoy cooling their feet in the creek. Facilities: This day-use area is open year-round to foot traffic, and April to mid-October to vehicles. A group picnic shelter is available for reservations and can accommodate up to 75 people. Amenities include flush toilets, drinking water, a boat ramp, playground, sand volleyball court and horseshoe pit. Nearby Attractions: Bennington Lake is less than 10 minutes from Rooks Park. It is the only public lake in the Walla Walla Valley, covering approximately 52 surface acres. Throughout the spring, the lake is stocked with rainbow trout to enhance angling opportunities. Activities and Amenities Within Facility •Accessible Flush Toilets •Accessible Picnic Shelters •Accessible Trails •Boat Ramp •Campfire Rings •Drinking Water (Peak Season) •Grills •Horseshoe Pit •Host •Parking Area •Playground •Volleyball Courts Know Before You Go •Gates open at 7 a.m. and close at sunset or 8 p.m. •Alcohol is prohibited •Dogs are allowed off leash on the south side of Mill Creek as long as they are under voice control Getting There: Rooks Park (WA) Bennington Lake WA GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude): 46.08056, -118.255 46°4'50"N, 118°15'18"W From Walla Walla, take Highway 12 East. Exit at Airport Way and turn right onto Airport Way. Drive .25 miles then turn left onto East Isaacs Ave. Continue onto Mill Creek Rd in .75 miles. Drive .5 miles then turn right onto Rooks Park Rd. Continue .25 m
Immerse yourself in the history, culture and hospitality of the people who have lived on this land for more than 10,000 years. Come to Tamástslikt Cultural Institute and experience the storied past, rich present and bright future of our tribes through interactive exhibits, special events and a Living Culture Village. More than just a museum, Tamástslikt celebrates the traditions of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla Tribes. With dramatic exhibits, renowned artwork and interesting — and yes, fun — events year-round. Tamástslikt Cultural Institute offers a 10,000-year voyage in a single afternoon.
Whitman Mission National Historic Site
The 1847 Whitman “Massacre” horrified Americans and impacted the lives of the peoples of the Columbia Plateau for decades afterwards. Was killing the Whitmans justified legal retribution, an act of revenge, or some combination of both?The circumstances that surround this tragic event resonate with modern issues of cultural interaction and differing perspectives.
Canyon Lakes Country Club in San Ramon is an 18-hole championship golf course, featuring spectacular vistas of Mt. Diablo and the San Ramon Valley.
The Golf Course is open to the public Monday through Sunday. Starting times may be arranged for seven days in advance of the day you wish to play. Tournament Play can be arranged by calling our pro shop Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Golf Course
Set within the breathtaking tranquility of the foothills of the Blue Mountains, Veterans Memorial Golf Course captures the true essence of Southeastern Washington Golf more than any other. From the first tee, Veterans Memorial Golf Course serves up a visual and dynamic feast. Players are treated to an ever-changing landscape or 18 different golf holes, each with its own individual character and spectacular view.
Each hole has been carefully designed to challenge the strategy of the expert golfer, at the same time, with 3 tees to choose from it keeps from intimidating the beginner.
Veterans Memorial Golf Course offers a full length driving range with natural tee surface. The pro shop is staffed with PGA Professionals to assists you with all your golfing needs, and we invite you to relax after golf and enjoy a variety of sandwiches, snacks, and your favorite beverage in the Crossroads restaurant.
Veterans Memorial golf course is part of the Veteran's Memorial Park, Walla Walla's living memorial to the Veterans of all wars. Course opened in 1948.
Milton-Freewater Municipal Golf Course
This 18-hole executive golf course provides a panoramic view of the beautiful Walla Walla Valley. The course is enjoyable to the novice as well as the experienced golfer with the majority of holes being par 3 or par 4. Monday through Thursday, play is at a first come, first served basis. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays, tee times are required. Dress code enforced.
Enjoy great food and your favorite beverage at Shelly's Last Shot Restaurant.
The Tri-Valley Favorite!
Sun Willows Golf Course is a Robert Muir Graves designed public 18-Hole, par-72 course. It opened in 1963 and was redesigned in 1980. The club features a pro-shop, driving range, professional staff and restaurant.
Sun Willows Golf Course is a favorite of Tri-City golfers. It is a challenging Northwest style course with mature trees that frame the rolling fairways and large undulating greens to create an enjoyable golf experience for any skill level.
Rarely do you find a course of this maturity which combines all the great characteristics of golf. From the back tees, the course plays 6,715 yards and the forward tees 5,695 yards. There are 32 bunkers and five lakes that all come into play and challenge your shot selection.
Sun Willows was ranked 10th in Washington by Western Golf Alliance
";I just want to ... thank you for a wonderful day last Saturday. The team had a great time and was blown away by your service. The feedback I got from everyone was either 'They treated us like royalty' or 'No matter where we were, there was always someone near by to take our wine and put it in the cars.' I completely agree with their assessment. Your service, attitudes and vehicles are all top notch." ...Stu
We do wine tours for guests of the Mansion. We leave from the Mansion and return you to the Mansion. Rates are: $65 / hour. Best price in town for a comfortable vintage limosine. Maximum number in party = 8.
"Hello, I just wanted to say thanks so much for the wonderful time. I think out of all the wine tours That I have been on since I have moved here and I think I have been on 5-6 This one was my Favorite ! I don’t think I will ever be able to go in the Limo again after being in the Coach. It was great. Everybody loved it."
I'm local. I enjoy Whitehouse Crawford when I can afford it. South Fork Cafe is always a pleasure. T-Maccarones's is Great. And the Marcus Whitman Hotel is a treasure even when the food isn't always top of the Marc. But the place I love to eat the most is to step off Main Street Walla Walla into a French Bistro where the bread, the soups, the Gallettes, the Crepes, are so authentic European that I'd swear that owner Hannah MacDonald came from Paris if I hadn't watched her grow up here. Clearly her years spent in Europe were fully aware of what makes their cooking taste different than our, and she brought it home. You just have to spend an unrushed hour or two over a meal at Brasserie Four to understand why a culture that values food and flavor even when simply prepared, has everything to teach us about enjoying good food well prepared. Parle vous great food? Entre vous!
Cookie Tree is high on my list of go-to places to pick up lunch downtown. The sandwiches I've tried have all been excellent, and you get a little dish of potato salad (or chips or carrots) on the side. I often judge a place by the tuna salad, and this one is nicely balanced: not too heavy on the mayonnaise and well seasoned. I believe you can buy loaves of their bread, which are baked there, and also! They sell pie! Who doesn't love pie?
Cookie Town is one of the few remaining places downtown to get a reasonably priced lunch, so I have my fingers crossed that it stays that way.
21 East Main Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Monday - Thursday:
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fresh, local ingredients, imaginative presentation and a friendly, professional staff make
T. Maccarone’s the perfect catering partner for your next event. Whether you are expecting four people or
400 - our executive chef and experienced staff will help you plan the perfect menu to compliment your special occasion.
Call for Reservations
(509) 522-4776 (509) 526-0200
I have known the owners of this fine establishment for 35 years. In fact, we used to share in dinner parties together. I was in the area for an Oregon State Elks function in Milton-Freewater and wanted to share a meal at Patit Creek with my friends from Oregon. Our experience was amazing and I know that the entire party will be taking about their evening at Patit Creek for a long time. The food was outstanding and the service was impeccable. Well worth it
T. Maccarones is a Italian restaurant located at 4 N Colville Street in Walla Walla, WA 99362. T. Maccarones has been described as an Good Italian restaurant and has received an average rating of 5 by our members. Italian Cuisine is known for its pasta dishes.
"5 Star Dining, unbelievable setting, attention to every detail, incredible flavor." Diner's Choice 2011 every year with OpenTable.com! The Vine was ranked in the top 10 in the greater Seattle Metro area. If you are already staying at Cameo Heights Mansion, you can drive a lot further for dinner but you can not find better food. We guarantee your total satisfaction.
"An American Beauty... one of America's great rural restaurants"
"Saved a 1904 planing mill... and transformed Walla Walla in the process."
"Whitehouse-Crawford is the jewel of Walla Walla."
Tennis Courts & Facility Summary
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Pioneer Park (#13)
58 acres – Alder & Division streets
Walla Walla’s oldest park has play equipment, picnic tables and a shelter; the Garden Center; an exotic bird aviary; a historic bandstand gazebo, fountain and historic
cannon. Sports areas include baseball fields, volleyball facilities, tennis courts, bicycle trails, soccer field, and sledding hill. Large shade trees, flower gardens, streams and ponds provide a varied landscape year-round. The best time to view the flowers is when the tulips are in bloom, and from July until first frost. The rose garden located in the southwest corner of the park, is gorgeous June through September. Restrooms and parking – Aviary: 509-527-4403. Picnic shelter, bandstand gazebo, rose garden and fountain are available for reservation -- Parks and Recreation office 509-527-4527. Pioneer Park Garden Center available for reservation -- 509-5251849 (fees charged.)
You can either visit Tero Estates at their tasting room in the Marcus Whitman hotel complex, the SE corner suite bordered by 2nd and Rose street. Or for a grander experience, drive to their estate Windrow Vineyard on Seven Hills Road in Milton Freewater for one of the best wine tours in the valley. Besides some very great wines, you will love Jan & Doug Roskelley, the owners and winemaker.
The face of Zerba Cellars that guests will see is Marilyn. As much as everyone loves their wines, everybody loves Marilyn. She and her husband Cecil own and operate the vineyard. Their tasting room is located inside this quaint log cabin. Don't be surprised if you walk in and see the tasting room full of happy wine samplers with goblet in hand. It is surely one of the most visited wineries in the valley. There is a reason for that.
Col Solare showcases great winemaking traditions combined with the unique AVA of Red Mountain. They only do blends but wow do they do them well. They have two wines: Col Solare and Shining HIll. Tasting experience will be a flight of vertical tastings, where different vintages of the same wine type from the same winery will be sampled by wine tasting guests. This process shows the unique subtleties of flavors and aromas that come as a result of each year’s distinctive climate and conditions.
Charlie Hoppes is well known and respected in the wine industry. Want to start a new winery?
Get a great winemaker like Charlie Hoppes to make your wines. Several successful wineries followed that recipe and are grateful they did.
Though Charlie does make wine for other wineries in the Columbia Basin, Fidelitas is his baby. Miss this winery at the peril of your ultimate satisfaction in a wine tasting experience. Here you sample wines made from one of the most acclaimed winemakers in the region.
The blending of two distinct personalities, cultures, and ethnicities is the marriage of Tom Hedges and Anne-Marie Liégeois. Tom was born in the sagebrush and sand of Eastern Washington state and Ann-Marie was born in Champagne, France. Her upbringing was rooted and stepped in traditional French cultures and traditions AND wonderful wines. Tom’s upbring was all American: Sports, strong work ethics, agriculture, and fast eating. But the sixties gave Tom license to expand his horizons and pursue other avenues, one of which was the marriage to Ann-Marie and the beginnings of Hedges Family Estate in 1976.
We have stocked Kiona wines since we acquired a license to sell wine in 2008. I knew John Williams in 1978, right after he started planting grapes. He is and was a pioneer. I remember thinking it was a bit strange when he announced that he was planting grapes; others may have described his actions as crazy. But time has proven that he was on to something very big. I love success stories like this one where people believe in something, invest (and risk) all their life savings to make it happen, and work like there is no tomorrow to insure that they succeed. The words of John's son Scott, now part owner, winemaker, and vineyard manager are very apropo: "It feels like we're an overnight success. It just took 30 years to get there."
Terra Blanca occupies a very prominent spot in the red mountain AVA, perched on the edge of the Yakima river, overlooking the townsite of Benton City and the surrounding picturesque farms. It is a stunning vista and the surrounding grounds and landscaping are the most spectacular of any in the region.
The Red Mountain AVA is noted for its unusual combination of rich soil with great drainage, perfect Southern slope contributing to loads of sunlight that flood the grape plants during the day and cool nights in the evening, and very low rainfall. Low rainfall is a distinct advantage since with irrigation water control is carefully calibrated not randomly delivered as per nature’s rainfall.
This description of the location helps explain why they are able to produce such great wines. The winemaker/owner, Keith Pilgrim, fulfills a life dream of becoming a winemaker, and owner of a premium vineyard and winery. Keith is a real gentleman and has a deep knowledge of all aspects of winemaking and the specific viticultural history of this area.
Failing repeatedly, the ice dams released the largest floods documented on earth. Waters surged southwest at 45 miles per hour. The many paths of the rushing floodwaters converged on the greater Pasco Basin. These cataclysmic waters were slowed down by the narrow passage of the Wallula Gap along the Columbia River. The Horse Heaven Hills to the west and the Blue Mountains to the south blocked the escaping water. Eventually the rushing waters drained out along the Columbia River Gorge, which borders Washington and Oregon, and out to the Pacific Ocean.
This “slowing down” caused water to “back up” and flood local river valleys and basins. The receding water, which drained slowly, left behind deposits of r
A 287 acre piece of ground known in the area for having "a hollow of Ash trees" on it was bought in 1998 by a small group of family and friends with plans to make it the estate vineyard of Ash Hollow Estate Vineyeard and Winery.
Jim and Karen Waite and their son Joel started CAVU Cellars in one of the incubators buildings at the Walla Walla airport about 6 years ago. They just moved to a new building as this business has grown greatly due to the great reception their unusually good wines have produced.
Jim and Karen grew up in Alaska where he became a bush pilot and then a member of the Army commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant. Starting a winery was never on the radar. It was something they planned out and saved to do for years. They just kind of stumbled into and hit gold when they did. If you haven’t tried CAVU wines, now might be a good time to visit them at the airport. It is the first large building opposite the general terminal. You will be glad you did!
Dunham Cellars is among a select group of Walla Walla wineries with a sterling reputation for consistently putting out outstanding wines. Eric also displays his artistic leanings by creating the artwork that graces all of the Dunham Cellars vineyard designated and special bottlings.
The actual winery and tasting room is located in a remodeled World War 11 airplance hanger in Walla Walla. It’s very eclectic décor makes for a very fun and casual experience in wine tasting. They also host occasional parties and events at the Mansion in the open hanger.
Some of their more noteworthy wines you may have heard of are their Cabernet Sauvignon (their first Cab Sauv released in 1995 was deemed one of the finest wines made in Washington by Wine Enthusiast Magazine), Trutina, Three Legged Red, Four Legged White, and “Shirley Mays” Chardonnay.
Our of our first purchases after starting the B&B was a stretched 1989 Cadillac limo. Soon I found myself escorting our guests with the vintage Cadillac to do wine tours primarily in Walla Walla area. I paid particular attention to where they asked to go and listened carefully to their comments as they sampled the wines in the various tasting rooms. Based upon comments from our guests, it wasn't long before I made the decision that Tamarack wines had to be one of our featured wines.
A trip to the Tamarack winery/tasting room will reveal that it is not the romance of their facility that draws you in but the expectation of tasting some of the NW's best wines. Ron Coleman, the owner, has decorated the walls of their winery with blowups of some of the many awards the wines they produce have received. It is impressive all the times his wines are decorated with numbers in the "90's", and some are mid "90's". One of the wines we are featuring in our tasting menu in August is the DuBrul Vineyard Release 2008 which was awarded a massive 96 points by Wine Enthusiast and named # 40 on their Top 100 Wines of the Year. Anytime you get noticed as any of the top wines of the Year, something has to be going right. And if you get wines in that elite list more than once, as Tamarack Cellars have done, lots of things have to going right.
At Tamarack Cellars it is all about creating excellent wines for a very fair price. We invite you to go to Tamarck Cellars website to see for yourself the great array of high quality wines they produce. When you come to Walla Walla, look for the tall tamaracks alongside a renovated firehouse which was part of the former World War II Army Air Base, now the new Walla Walla County airport. Or you can always come to The Vine, especially during August, and we will gladly introduce you to the excellent wines of Tamarack Cellars.
One of the great stops at the Walla Walla airport you don’t want to miss is Russell Creek Winery, owned and operated by the winemaker, Larry Krivoshein. They specialize in Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Merlot, Syrah, and Tributary (a blend of Cab Sauv, Merlot, and Syrah).
When you think of "forgeron", you might think of an artisan who crafts with his hands beautiful works of art. Forgeron Winery incorporates the elements of that same vision. Marie-Eve Gilla is part owner and winemaker. She carefully crafts complex, food friendly wines from the grapes of vineyards of the area carefully chosen for their maturity and flavor profile.
If you can only go to a few wineries while in Walla Walla, make sure this is on your list. You will not be disappointed.
There is possibly no single person more qualified, gifted, with the background to be a superb winemaker than Gregg Harrington. He has broad experience as a sommelier at the highest levels, and in the finest establishments in the world of fine dining and wine.
Sinclair Estate Vineyards is a boutique winery established in 1996 in Walla Walla Washington. Theirs is the production of top notch wines made from the best of grapes from Walla Walla and other Columbia Basin vineyards. Premiere French oak barrels house the wine for 24 months. They have the distinction of creating 90+ point old world style wine while utilizing new world technology.
One of our favorite stops on our wine tours is Spring Valley. The tasting room is very quaint with a wall collage of many family pictures, the namesakes for many of their wines, like Derby (Cab Sauv), Frederick (Red Wine blend), Uriah (Red Wine Blend), and Nina Lee (Syrah), Kathrine (Cab Franc), Sharilee (Petit Verdot). Great fun, outstanding wines!
If you plan ahead, you can sometimes schedule a tour of the wine making facility and have your wine tasting in the shade of a big weeping willow by a spring that winds and flows into a pond--truly a romantic experience.
At Dumas Station, we focus on creating Bordeaux-varietal red wines with grapes from our estate Walla Walla vineyard. We are a small, family-owned winery committed to quality, and creating some of the best wine in Washington state.
Recent awards include 94 points for our 2006 Minnick Hills Reserve from The Wine Enthusiast and 93 points for our 2006 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.
Located in the world-renowned Walla Walla Valley appellation, Beresan Winery takes pride in producing high quality, handcrafted wines.
Beresan has 18 acres of estate vineyards that we carefully manage to produce premium fruit, and in turn, great wine. The geologic distinctiveness of our vineyards, combined with fine winemaking, is reflected in the unique character of our exclusive, limited production wines.
Owned and operated by the Waliser family, our mission at Beresan Winery is not only to make outstanding wine and satisfied wine consumers, but to live a dream of having a fun, successful and enduring experience with friends and family at our winery.
We invite you to enjoy our wines and come see us at our winery in the beautiful Walla Walla Valley.
— Tom Waliser and family
Founded as a tribute to family and community spirit, Garrison Creek Cellars is an estate vineyard and boutique winery venture handcrafting limited quantities of elegant red wines from our Walla Walla Washington vineyard, Les Collines. It embodies deep commitment to excellence and profound caring for the land and the people of the Walla Walla Valley.
Rich Funk, the owner and winemaker at Saviah Cellars, studied microbiology, soil science, and chemistry while a student at Montana State University. He seemed to have a penchant for making beer and even considered doing that for a career but instead came to Walla Walla and found himself in the middle of a burgeoning wine industry.
His first employ in the Walla Walla area was as a specialist in the area of water quality and wastewater management. Consulting regularly with local winemakers led him to become more and more convinced that his first love was to make wine. Those connections and experience helped him get his start in the industry.
Rich quickly distinguished himself as a leader in the industry. He has a stellar reputation for consistent wines that reflect the unique characteristics of the vineyard source.
COUGAR CREST ESTATE WINERY was established at the Walla Walla Airport in 2001 by Deborah and David Hansen. They later expanded by moving their operation out onto Frenchtown Rd and Hwy 12, about 12 miles West of Walla Walla.
After twenty years at the helm of the Stimson Lane wine group (Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Crest and other wineries), Allen Shoup retired to pursue a personal dream. For years he had envisioned a joint venture with highly acclaimed winemakers from different regions of the world. His goal was to bring their expertise to Washington to create some of the most special wines ever crafted from the region’s top vineyards; wines that would stand shoulder to shoulder with the world’s best.
Before Chuck Reininger began making wines, he was a mountain climber for a Tacoma company so he is used to scaling heights. Today he strides at the top of the list of our favorite wineries in the Walla Walla valley. He has a penchant for excellence, something he taps to create consistently high quality premium wines. He started making wines in 1997 at the Walla Walla airport in a small building he jokingly referred to as the “shack-teau.”
His talent for making wine became immediately apparent. Chuck and Tracy Reininger soon outgrew their airport facility and in 2003, purchased seven acres of land about eight miles West of downtown Walla Walla where they proceeded to convert two adjacent potato storages into a modern winemaking facility. In this state of the art facility, he also incorporated slightly rustic tones such as the beautiful tasting room with the bar counter uniquely underlined with twisted grape vines.
Reininger Issie Barbosa
As well as being an excellent winemaker, Chuck Reininger is a genuinely warm and friendly individual. His people skills are replicated freely throughout his whole company. The entire staff at Reininger is friendly and fun so as you experience some of the better wines of Walla Walla, you will also experience one of the friendliest wine bar encounters in Walla Walla. For example, the picture on the left is of Izzie Barbosa, a key member of the wine tasting staff. She is very multi-talented--when she is not making people laugh and smile at the counter, she might be at her church studying the good word, or at the gym lifting kettle balls, or kicking serious butt as a MMA fighter. Other hobbies include cooking, knitting, longboarding, painting, basketball, bocce ball, and concerts. Guests come back to the Mansion in the evenings and tell me how much they enjoyed talking with Izzie. They are lucky to have staff such as Izzie.
Early on, Chuck made the decision to invest heavily in a little known variety named Carmenere. Few people had heard of it, and even fewer had ever
Located in the Walla Walla Valley appellation of Washington State, Woodward Canyon Winery was started in 1981 by Rick Small and his wife, Darcey Fugman-Small.
Since that time, the winery has consistently produced premium, award-winning cabernet sauvignons and merlots as well as chardonnays. Early on Rick determined that quality would take precedence over quantity
Family-owned. Artisan winemaking. Acclaimed Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. You’ve heard dozens of wineries make these claims, and while these statements are certainly true of Januik wines, they seem a little cliché too.
So rather than tell you who we are, we invite you to try our wines or visit us at our new Woodinville winery and let us earn your trust. If Januik becomes your go-to wine, we’ve done our job.
“Nobody in Washington State delivers more outstanding quality for the dollar than Januik Winery,” Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate wrote. We’re particularly proud of that. Come see us.