Spectacular Saviah

The Funks: Rich and JaredIn May, we made our annual trek to spectacular Saviah Cellars to see two of our favorite people in Washington’s wine industry. Amazing co-owner/winemaker Rich Funk and his talented son and viticulturist Jared Funk craft an impressive lineup of wines from several vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley, including our favorite Rocks District. In short, our time with the Funks continues to be a special highlight in Walla Walla. And their wines continue to be head-turners. In fact, we had so much fun with Rich and Jared, we forgot to take their photo! So this is a photo of them in their Funk Vineyard during our visit last year.
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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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Taste WA 2024

Taste WA 2023Tickets are on sale now for Taste WA 2024. For two decades, we have called this festival “the Super Bowl of Wine Events.” It’s the country’s largest single-region wine and food extravaganza. So what are you waiting for?  Especially because ticket prices rise as the event gets closer. You do not want to miss this explosion of tastes, fun and education on March 14-24 in Seattle. Continue reading

L’Ecole Stars

L'Ecole Stars Five ReleasesEvery year, talented winemakers Marty Clubb, Marcus Rafanelli and their team produce L’Ecole stars. From refreshing whites to luscious reds, L’Ecole wines move to the front of the class. These five fall releases continue the trend of impressive wines from the historic schoolhouse in Walla Walla — especially the magnificent 2020 Cellar Selection Cabernet Sauvignon (which honors L’Ecole’s 40th anniversary). L’Ecole is one of the most honored wineries in WA, and has generated national and international accolades for superior quality wines. Read on for more about these five stars.

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