Many of you may not know this, but March is “Washington Wine Month”. What does that mean exactly? It means that now is the perfect time to visit Walla Walla and taste some of our award winning wines! The warmer, sunny days we have been experiencing makes for great wine tour weather. Also, the wineries are not as crowded this time of year (compared to the big release weekends) so you get more personalized one-on-one attention from the tasting room staffs.
If you are looking for an experience above & beyond your typical wine tour, we suggest you give the Blending Experience at Northstar Winery a try. This is a hands-on opportunity to immerse yourself in the art of blending world-class wine. Following a brief presentation on Washington state’s wine-growing regions, you will be guided through a barrel tasting of four distinct Merlots from four different growing regions of Washington, along with a Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Using glass beakers, graduated cylinders and other wine making equipment, compose YOUR OWN one-of-a-kind bottle of Northstar, complete with a custom label, from the same blending components that their winemaker uses to craft their acclaimed Merlot-based blends. Hours: 1:30pm Thurs-Monday 90 minute experience (by appointment only). Up to 12 guests. Price: $85/person or $65 for club members. For more info call 866-484-7828.