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Visit to Oregon and Washington wineries - please help

Jul 23rd, 2012, 10:55 PM
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I'm from the Rogue Valley and I think you will be very happy to visit the wineries here. I've visited and tasted Crater Lake Cellars, LaBrasseur Vineyard and Ledger David Cellars and loved them. Here is a link so you can see what is available and events that are held:
There is a lot to do here though besides tasting rooms so I hope you enjoy!
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Jul 24th, 2012, 05:54 AM
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Thanks, copperblue!

Will add those to my "Oregon wineries" map that I'm making on googlemaps for myself.
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Jul 24th, 2012, 06:39 AM
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I have plans to visit both Argyle and Elk Cove in August. Will post back after the visit.
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Jul 30th, 2012, 08:08 AM
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Just a quick note, if you're hitting eastern Washington & the Walla Walla (a city so nice they named it twice), I'd recommend stopping at L'Ecole 41. Nice tasting room (in an old school house outside of town), some great wine and a knowledgeable employee. Pretty casual. For restaurants in WW, I'd recommend Saffron Mediterranean Kitchen & Brasserie Four.

Looks like you're cutting Willa Kenzie for time. I'd put in a plug, if only because I thought it was a beautiful visit. (I like Domaine Drouhin for the same reason, even though both are easily buyable elsewhere.)
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Jul 30th, 2012, 08:13 AM
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Yesterday, at my dentist's office, I read a really excellent article about Northwest wineries in Seattle Magazine: http://seattlemag.com/magazine

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Jul 30th, 2012, 10:53 AM
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Thanks a mil for the Washington recommendations!

I've been trying to sort through the different Washington wine regions and what they are famous for - coming up with chaos. There no singular wine (like Pinot Noir for Oregon) nor much agreement on which are the good small wineries, except for a few, like Cayuse which is impossible to get into anyhow, even if we wanted to.

Washington's wine industry has grown quite a bit. I remember visiting Lake Chelan when it was apple country.

Thanks again! Will get back with a possible list of Washington wineries.

dunia: nice comment on Walla Walla!
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Jul 30th, 2012, 11:14 AM
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Here's a link to the Seattle Tines wine writer's latest column: seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/wineadviser/2018718154_pacificpadviser29.html. If you look at his previous columns, you'll find lots of suggestions, mostly for Washington but also for Oregon.

Walla Walla really is a nice town. Lots of wine tasting rooms downtown as well as surprisingly good restaurants.
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Aug 7th, 2012, 06:19 AM
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Thanks again for all the added suggestions! They have been added to my google map!

Here's the tentative Washington wineries list. It has been such a pain to put together, primarily because I've not realized just how much the wine industry has grown in Washington. Listed by location and not by preference:

Walla Walla

L'Ecole 41 (thanks dunia!)
Seven Hills
K Vintners
Nicola's Redmark
Walla Walla Vintners
Doubleback (thanks tomfuller!)


Bernard Griffin

Benton City



Mercer Wine Estates
Thurston Wolfe
Gamache Vintners
Maison Blanc


AntoLin Cellars




Jones of Washington


Fielding Hills


Vin du Lac

And, as a work still in progress:

Januik (thanks mms!)
Brian Carter
Silver Lake
Girly Girl
J Bookwalter
The Two Warehouse Districts with about 60 small wineries pouring at different times, but mostly on Sat and Sun

Further along and not really put together yet: Rogue Valley and the whole of Southern Oregon - we may not have the time!

Any critiques, additions, deletions are most welcome!
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Aug 8th, 2012, 06:52 AM
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Well, you can't expect to visit every winery, can you?

Here's a list of Washington wineries: www.gotastewine.com. Another is at www.washingtonwine.org. More info at www.wawinereport.com and this ezine: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/...b#/c4f7ce6b/10

Most of the wineries west of the Cascade Mountains use grapes grown on the east side. So if you want to see vineyards, that's the place to go. Of course, that doesn't narrow it down a whole lot....

Tsillan on Lake Chelan has a nice wine tasting room.

And the Wikipedia entry on Washington state wines is a good overview.
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Aug 14th, 2012, 10:01 AM
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nice article from Snooth:

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Aug 14th, 2012, 12:28 PM
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Interesting article. Living here though, I caught several mistakes and think the article could have had a lot more useful information. Also, finding the little gems instead of hitting the huge wineries that distribute nationwide would have been much more useful, IMO.
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Tagging for reference.
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whatever happened to easytraveler?
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