Walla Walla Wines

Despite rain off and on we all had a fantastic day of wine tasting and fabulous food no shortage of either in Walla Walla.

We started with the grand breakfast buffet at the Marcus Whitman Hotel where we were staying and then wine tasting at Pepperbridge Winery and Amavi Cellars located just outside of town.  Amani had some really wonderfully rich reds and a spectacular view out over the vineyards and hills to the east.

A guitar hung on the wall with a sign that said play me so Bill offered up a little serenade, the perfect accompaniment to our tasting.

Pepperbridge Winery

Bill serenades at the winery


Pepperbridge Winery

Happy Tasters

After the wineries out of town we reconvened at the hotel to decide our next stop, agreed on Olive Marketplace and Café for lunch; we had eaten there yesterday but were happy to return, the food is excellent and servings ample. George and I shared an apricot chicken salad and a cookie; it was more than enough for both of us.

Olives Marketplace and Cafe

Olive’s temptations

Next stop the Charles Smith tasting room a short walk away. This was a big hit with everyone and purchases were made. We did learn that they have a tasting room in Seattle’s Georgetown so we only purchased one bottle, not wanting to transport wine with another week of camping ahead and the temperatures rising, we can visit their tasting room when we get home.

At the Charles Smith Winery

At the Charles Smith Winery

After all the wine and a filling lunch I needed a short nap so we returned to the hotel for a rest then met in the bar at the hotel for happy hour and dinner.

Vineyard Lounge Happy Hour

This was a day of food and wine for sure, bellies very full we waddled back to the room. Tomorrow we will have to get some exercise to work off some of our excesses, all worth it, a really great day with good friends.


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