While it’s easier than ever to sample Washington wines without leaving Seattle, there are still great reasons to make the trip out to Walla Walla. The state’s winemaking destination has a charming downtown, exceptional restaurants, and, first and foremost, an array of character-rich, one-of-a-kind tasting rooms, with atmospheres ranging from raucous to refined. You may come to Walla Walla for the high-quality wines, but you’re just as likely to enjoy it for the experiences you have while tasting.
These eight places are prime examples. The winemakers are passionate about what they do, and they’re producing some excellent, distinctive wines, but they also know how to have a good time. Over an afternoon of touring, you can be your own DJ, take in majestic mountain views, stroll through an art gallery, and pretend to be a fireman.Read More