It has not even been a week since I returned from my six action-packed days out in Walla Walla and I am already in withdrawal. Walla Walla not only has some of the best wine, top to bottom, in the U.S., but the riding out there is pretty spectacular. So, as I was sitting down to write, I started flipping through the pictures on my phone and thought I’d share a few more from my time out in Eastern Washington.
Not the most flattering photo of yours truly. I think my wife needs a new camera.
I really fell in love with the vistas on the Pelouse.
Sleight of Hand is always a favorite stop, not just for the wine, but for the music and the people—Traci Garrett is the best.
Sunsets are on a different level in Walla Walla.
One of the highlights had to be the pizza served up by the Fiasco pizza truck at Tranche Estate, listening to some live music on the lawn.
For a moment I thought I was back in Texas.
Another highlight (there were a ton of them) was driving up to L’Ecole’s Ferguson Vineyard…
…where the view was spectacular.
The food scene in Walla Walla is on par with the wine. The scallops at Brasserie Four on Main Street.
The tapas at Valdemar Estates is also a great option.
The vineyards in the Rocks District are really impressive—as were the wines at Rotie, one of my personal favorites.
Share the Road, Share the Road.
Our last stop (it was also my first) was at Grammercy Cellars, where the Viognier (along with all their wines) was fantastic.
The sun has set on my latest trip to Walla Walla, but I know I will be back soon.
About the drunken cyclist
I have been an occasional cycling tour guide in Europe for the past 20 years, visiting most of the wine regions of France. Through this "job" I developed a love for wine and the stories that often accompany the pulling of a cork. I live in Houston with my lovely wife and two wonderful sons.