Eastern Washington

My kind of whining (Washington wine tour)

Looking for an adult adventure?  Like to chase the sun? Zillah Washington might be the right spot for you.  2-3 hours from Seattle area gets you into Washington wine country.  One of my friends recently took Big Blue over the mountains for a weekend of wine tasting and relaxing in the sun.  If all the campgrounds are booked up several of the wineries have offered spots to park a trailer and sleep for the night, some with excellent amenities of bathrooms and snacks.  Many of the wineries have free wine tastings and summer time events.  Musical entertainment, food parings, pizza ovens and bbq's can all accent the excellent Washington wine selection.  Leavenworth or Icicle Creek both have lots of camping areas if you want to combine it with another adventure.  

Activities can include:  Wine tasting, horseback riding, live music, bbq, sunshine, wood fired pizza, beautiful walks.

Here is a good link to the winery trail and events.  A passport will get you discounts at the different wineries and several of them have events throughout the summer


Silver lake winery

My friend parked the trailer at Severino and received an invite from Paradisos to use their property next time.  Call ahead and see who has the most excitement going on that day and then plan out the adventure.  Or just see where you end up.  The beauty of having your bed with you ;)

Severino http://www.severinocellars.com/

Others wineries they visited:

Two Mountain http://twomountainwinery.com/

Bonair http://www.bonairwine.com/

Cultura  http://www.culturawine.com/

Hyatt Vinyards  http://www.hyattvineyards.net/

J Bell Cellers  http://www.jbellcellars.com/#handcrafted  

  • Looked to have a chef with farm to table offerings.

Dineen Vinyards  http://dineenvineyards.com/

  • Wood Fired Pizza in the Vineyard.  Dineen Vineyards offers wood fired on selected Saturdays throughout the year. Chef Chris Guerra from Guerra's Gourmet hand-crafts the pizza using fresh local ingredients. Please see our Facebook page for dates and times

Silver Lake Winery http://www.silverlakewinery.com/ 

  • Event site for weddings and looks like great activities.

Knight Hill Winery  http://www.knighthillwine.com/

Hope you have a fun tour!

Take some pictures and tell me how it went.