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Snooth User: CherinWA

Washington wines

Posted by CherinWA, Oct 11, 2010.

Do you ever take trips to eastern WA and visit the vineyards and wine tasting rooms there?  Having lived in WA state for over 10 years now, until recently I wasn't aware just how many wineries there are in WA state.  My husband and I just visited Tefft Cellars in Outlook, WA and helped out with their grape picking and crushing.  I wish more vineyards would do something like this.


Reply by amour, Oct 11, 2010.


What were your general impressions of their methods and attention to any details?

Reply by CherinWA, Oct 11, 2010.

I was totally impressed with their methods.  They use the most modern equipment.  The winemaker is "in love" with the entire wine making process.  There is a real science to great wine making and he is now working on getting his degree in mico-biology to better himself at the winemaking. 

Reply by Lucha Vino, Oct 12, 2010.

You should check out Walla Walla and Lake Chelan when you get the chance.  Both have nice wines and wineries! 

Walla Walla has way more choices and could be a bit overwhelming when trying to plan a weekend trip.  My wife and I have been to Lake Chelan twice and have found the people to be very welcoming and the wine to be very good. :-)


Reply by Lucha Vino, Oct 12, 2010.

Here is a link to notes from our first trip to Chelan back in August.

Reply by CherinWA, Oct 12, 2010.

Sounds as though you had a nice time.  Did you get a chance to actually pick the grapes as well as get a demonstration on how stems are taken off the grapes?  We had a full day of doing all sorts of things at the vineyard in addition to lots of wine tasting and a full course dinner.  Next spring, we are planning on visiting more eastern WA wineries. 

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