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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Walla Walla Wine On Tour

IWalla Walla Wine on Tourf you can’t make it to Walla Walla, the next best thing is to go to “Walla Walla Wine on Tour.” We drove to Seattle to do just that, and it was a perfect opportunity to celebrate stellar Walla Walla wine. We visited winemakers we’ve known for a while, like Trey Busch at Sleight of Hand Cellars and Joe Czarny at Canvasback, and said hello again to Emily Kiefer, the hospitality goddess at Caprio Cellars. In addition, we met some others for the first time – Doug Frost of Echolands, Tim Lenihan of Dossier, and Kelsey Albro Itämeri from itä wines. We tasted impressive new vintages of old favorites and enjoyed amazing wines that are new to us. Cheers to Walla Walla wine! And happy 40th anniversary to the AVA!

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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

Va Piano Wines

Va Piano Tasting RoomVa Piano Vineyards celebrates its 20th anniversary this fall, and we’re proud to have been drinking Va Piano wines for 13 of those years. We always visit excellent winemaker/owner Justin Wiley, his dog Murphy and his winery whenever we travel to Walla Walla. And we always have a memorable tasting experience, whether outside or in the friendly tasting room. Most recently, we spent a relaxing afternoon with Justin in his scenic, beautifully landscaped outdoor area, with stunning views of the Blue Mountains and surrounding vineyards.

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