Wine & Travel

Snooth User: pinotdiva

Vancouver, WA

Posted by pinotdiva, Jan 20, 2017.

Looking for a destination for this year's trip to the NW. Any thoughts on the Vancouver, WA area? I know there are wineries in this area, but I am unfamiliar with them...

 

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Reply by rckr1951, Jan 20, 2017.

Sound like a job for DV and VV.

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Reply by Richard Foxall, Jan 20, 2017.

Lucha, I think you mean.  Or Zuf.  Someone's gotta get out a bat signal for him.

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Reply by vin0vin0, Jan 20, 2017.

Fox, agreed, best I could do would be to describe the really nice bottles I've received from DV and Lucha the last two secret santas.

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Reply by dvogler, Jan 20, 2017.

Vancouver Washington?  It's a hole.  Portland, across the river, is a destination.  Oregon is where you'll find

the pinot, if that's what you're looking for.

Now, if you're thinking of Washington wineries, again, Vancouver isn't your destination.  But heck, you can go there if there's something drawing you.

There's only one Vancouver worth going to and it's in British Columbia.

 

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Reply by pinotdiva, Jan 22, 2017.

Hmm may be a better plan to visit the Gorge and Willamette valley..

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Reply by dmcker, Jan 22, 2017.

DV's got it right with that hole comment. Not prime winery country. Cross the river just a bit south to wine country (pinot noir and chardonnay top the list), or head way upriver to the east for other varietals. Vancouver WA is a town in search of a soul, and it's most favorable descriptor might be 'bedroom community'. Have had family and friends live and work there, and have visited the place far too many times.

Now we can always starting talking about how Vancouver B.C. has its issues, too...  ;-)

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Reply by pinotdiva, Jan 22, 2017.

Good to know--will head toward the valley. We haven't been there for several years. Any up and comers?

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Reply by dvogler, Jan 22, 2017.

Yes DM, East Hastings is probably one of the most horrific inner-city spots in the world, but outside of that, Vancouver is a great city.  Rodrigo Duterte would go in there with a flame thrower.  What do you do with 2500 IV drug addicts? 

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Reply by Really Big Al, Jan 22, 2017.

If you want to visit the Willamette Valley, check out our visit in 2016. We will again visit this area in March 2017.

 

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Reply by amour, Jan 23, 2017.

Willamette Valley for sure....!!!

 

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Reply by amour, Jan 23, 2017.

PINOTDIVA...speak to TOPOCHINESVINO here on SNOOTH for travel plan ideas....

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Reply by dmcker, Jan 23, 2017.

Was thinking specifically of drug and related issues. Certainly economic drivers, and then there's the overall weather atmosphere of the place. If you can get past the weather (maybe even worse than Seattle, though not by all that much) and what the Chinese influx has done to real estate prices, it (and environs with all the water and smaller islands before getting over to DV on Vancouver Island to the west/SW, and the mountains up to Whistler to the East, and that remarkable channel all the way up to Alaska to the north) can be a shockingly beautiful place--one that I certainly enjoy.

There are a few warmer, sunnier pockets where you can even grow grapes! Some on the Gulf Islands, others way over across the Rockies in the Okanagan, though that's not what I was talking about when discussing 'environs'. 

 

 

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Reply by dvogler, Jan 24, 2017.

Time for a trip DM ;)

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Reply by pinotdiva, Jan 25, 2017.

OK TOPOCHINESVINO--what are your hidden gems in Willamette Valley?

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Reply by jackwerickson, Jan 25, 2017.

Would suggest Bethel Heights,Ayoub winery. Would also ask each winery you visit if they were not drinking their own wines who would they suggest. Also Domaine Drouhin


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