A Few Lessons & Photos from the Road: Idaho & Walla Walla

Hard to believe I’ve been on the road since July 2! In that time I’ve tasted wines from Idaho, Montana, and Washington, and I’ve spent quality time at wineries in Idaho and in Washington. I’ve tasted some fabulous wines from the Snake River AVA (Cold Springs vineyards pictured with owner Bill Ringert, Snake River winemaker Scott pictured, Cinder winemaker Melanie Krause pictured, Zhoo Zhoo and Hells Canyon family pictured below ) as well as Walla Walla (Sinclair Estates, Dunham Cellars, Amavi) and I’ve got lots of stories to share as well as tasting notes (subscribe!!)

Yesterday, Tuesday July 19, I spent the morning at Dunham Cellars with Eric Dunham then tasted through a number of wines including two reserve wines and a wine that Eric is making with actor Kyle MacLaughlan.

Then as a huge windy rainstorm rolled in, I did some writing at Walla Walla Roastery including the post that follows which I published at my The Write Alley blog. In it, I share two stories from the road–one about synchronicity and one about doing what you love which came from my interview with Eric.

My last stop in Walla Walla was to taste the wines and learn more about Amavi Cellars; pictured above is the beautiful new tasting room. There I met with Eric McKibben, son of Norm McKibben who was one of the first people to plant wine grapes in the region which he subsequently made into wine at Pepper’s Bridge (Amavi’s sister winery).

Now, after a day of soaking at Bagby Hot Springs,  I’m staying with friends on the coast in Newport, Oregon and gearing up to visit more wineries and learn more stories! I’m off to McMinnville tomorrow afternoon!! I’m ready for some Oregon PINOT NOIR!

Yesterday, Tuesday July 19, I spent the morning at Dunham Cellars with Eric Dunham then tasted through a number of wines including two reserve wines and a wine that Eric is making with actor Kyle MacLaughlan.

I have more stories to tell about these wineries in a subsequent posts, but in the meantime, here’s the post with two lessons from the road accompanied by photos of Eric Dunham with paintings that grace his reserve labels.

Tuesday Tips: Serve Up Some Synchronicity & Do What You Love I’m writing to you from Walla Walla Roastery, located not in the cute Main Street downtown of Walla Walla but out at the airport, home to a multitude of wineries! I spent the morning at Dunham Cellars interviewing winemaker Eric Dunham for my Wine Predator blog and a bigger wine writing project about family and sustainability. I’d like to say that I’d planned on talking with Eric but it just happened that way. I’d actually gone out there to talk … Read More

via The Write Alley

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  1. Pingback: Wine Road Trip: latest photos from Idaho & Walla Walla « art predator

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