Caprio

Emily Kiefer at Caprio CellarsCaprio Cellars always provides an elevated wine-and-food adventure at their Walla Walla tasting room. When we first stopped by three years ago, we called it “a hidden gem with a winning combination: elegant wines, tasty food, a gorgeous tasting room, incredible hospitality and a 360° view of the Walla Walla Valley.” We now stop by every year, and in May we affirmed that this description holds true, except it is no longer a secret. Many wine enthusiasts have happily discovered a five-star visit at Caprio. Customer Experience Director Emily Kiefer and her staff have a goal to find creative ways to give you an exceptional experience. For example, Caprio now offers a new educational tasting called “The Perfect Pair,” which looks at how Caprio develops the perfect food and wine pairings. Sign us up!

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Washington Wine

Washington WineAugust is Washington Wine Month, and as this 31-day celebration winds down, we wanted to look back on some of the bottles of splendid juice we’ve enjoyed in the last month or so. Most importantly, we celebrate Washington wine every month. But during August, there are even more reasons to rejoice. For example, many wineries, restaurants, bars and wine shops are holding “WAugust” promotions and discounts. Find details at the list of WA Wine events for this last week in August. Meanwhile, here are 12 excellent WA wines we’ve recently tasted.

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Incredible Hospitality

Caprio tasting barWhen we first encountered Caprio Cellars more than two years ago, we considered this beautiful winery, with incredible hospitality, as a hidden gem on the south side of Walla Walla. It’s no longer a secret. These days, many wine enthusiasts discovered Caprio features a winning combination: abounding hospitality, world-class wines, tasty food, a gorgeous tasting room, and a 360° view of the Walla Walla Valley. We recommend that you make it a must-stop visit too.

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Celebrate WA Wine

Celebrate WA Wine July 11 2022Above all, we have been cheerleaders for WA wine since we moved here in 1999. Therefore, we celebrate WA wine every month, but even more so in August, which is Washington Wine Month, aka WAugust! With eight wine-touring regions, 19 AVAs, 1,000+ wineries, and 400+ vineyards, there is something for everyone here. To kick off the month-long festivities, Washington Wine held a Grand Tasting of 116 wineries at the picturesque Chateau Ste. Michelle. Read on for our notes about the wines we tasted and the people we talked to at this great media and trade event. In addition, find out about special wine discounts and promotions throughout WAugust.

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