Washington State Wines
Saturday, February 22nd
Trapp Family Lodge Wine Cellar
Most of the wine grape growing areas in Washington are desert regions. Desert is officially defined as any area that receives less than 9 inches of rain a year. What this means is that Washington State Vintners have become experts at irrigation both above and underground.
Turns out deserts are great places to grow vines. Vines do not produce quality wines in damp fertile soil, also they like sunshine and warmth during the day and coolness at night. There’s a trifecta for desert wines right there.
Also, Washington has long played second fiddle to California, so maybe they try harder.
Price is $20. Please call or see the front desk to place reservations. 802 253-5742. Doors open @ 4:00. I suggest you arrive no later than 5:00 to avoid feeling rushed. People come and go during the tasting which is an informal walk around format. We end at 6:00
14 Hands Chardonnay, Columbia Valley 2016
Chateau Ste. Michelle Horse Heaven Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Columbia Crest Grand Estates Merlot, Columbia Valley 2015
Airfield Dauntless Red Blend, Yakima Valley 2015
Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley 2016