Wine, food, and romance are naturally a perfect package so it makes sense that a winery would be an ideal setting for a wedding. In honor of Valentine’s Day, I spoke with one of Walla Walla’s premier wedding planners to ask about winery weddings. Carrie Brennan, of Without A Hitch Weddings & Events, said one…

  It seems like a quintessential pairing to me – red wine with chocolate – is actually more of a love it or hate it proposition. I love the combination of a big, jammy Syrah with a decadently structured truffle or chocolate souffle, but it turns out that there is science that says that wine…

Shot in the Dark Distillery One of the last places you would go looking for a handcrafted, small batch whiskey distillery would be at an airport. But here in Walla Walla, the airport district is full of surprises such as wheat fields, vineyards, wineries, breweries and yes, a distillery named Shot In The Dark. The…

As part of my quest to visit every winery in the state of Washington, I recently spent a long weekend wine tasting Langley, Washington. Located on the south end of Whidbey Island overlooking the Saratoga Passage, Langley is a small town (population a little over a thousand) that embraces an artisan spirit in its small…

  It’s my great pleasure to be writing this monthly column for Discover the Pacific Northwest. I’m a lifelong resident of Washington State and just last month started a quest to visit every winery in my state. When I started out on the quest I had no idea that there were over 900 wineries in…

Meet Walla Walla Jim My name is Jim Wright, or as my tour guests have dubbed me, Walla Walla Jim. As the owner of Tesla Winery Tours in Walla Walla, Washington, I have local, personal knowledge and experience in all things deliciously liquid and temptingly tasty and I plan to share that with you here…

If you’re planning your first visit to Walla Walla wine country take our advice and approach it as you would the wines themselves: with a tasting. Although the city of Walla Walla has a delicious small town feel, the wineries are quite spread out and individual. Each has it’s own special charms deserving of your…

Woodinville Brewery & Winery Tour ~ Hollywood District Just 30 minutes from downtown Seattle is the former logging and farming town turned trendy tasting room mecca of Woodinville, Washington. Now before you get visions of rolling hills and vineyards as far as the eye can see I need to point out that you will not…