Walla Walla, WA
Tasted Saturday, April 9, 2011 - Tuesday, April 12, 2011 by manonthemoon with 567 views
Our first full day of tasting had to start at Walla Walla Roasters where the best coffee in the state resides, plus the pasteries are good as well. Cayuse was the first stop to beat the crowds, but little did we know they were up and at them prior to the doors opening at 10 am. Lunch was had at Dora's Cafe at the Worm Ranch, which is my favorite little place to eat in Walla Walla. Probably my favorite Mexican food anywhere and the jalopeno salsa is awesome.
The line was out the door and probably 150 people or so present when we tasted. There was also small appetizers provided by Nick's in McMinville OR, that were very good. The wine was excellent as could be expected and it was nice to finally meet "The frog", but a little more crowded than I typically like.
Greg, his wife, and Brandon were manning the newly opened tasting room along with Brandon's dog who was really friendly. Brandon poured us through most of the wines and gave us some more intimate insight into the operation and their winemaking goals. Greg was also around giving us some insight into this project and helping me locate some quality Champagne for a get together later on. Much more our style of tasting as the tasting room wasn't too crowded when we were there. Really enjoyed this stop, actually more than Cayuse which was just a little much for me, plus Greg's style is really becomming one of my favorites. Highly reccommend this winery.
Stopped by here after going to WWWWW across the street for some bubbles. Always liked this tasting room and the wines are always solid with the Uriah leading the way. Plus I really like the family farm aspect to the operation, can't wait to actually tour the winery possibly next year.
No actual pigs were harmed, but lots of bubbles were consumed. Maybe next year I will have better aim.
Jim German was the destination after the after party for a little more to eat and a few more mixed drinks. Great day with too much wine, champagne, and too many mixed drinks and more charcuterie.