Earlier this month we decided to travel to Walla Walla for a "wine weekend". The scenic 4-5 hour drive from Seattle takes you over the Snoquamie Pass via I-90. I relied on an app from the WSDOT on my Droid to provide us up to the minute pass conditions and information on traffic.
We like to stop in Ellensburg for lunch at the Yellow Church Cafe; I recommend their burgers and the tuna melt. Ellensburg is a wonderful old town and my husband went to Central so it's a fun place to stretch our legs before heading on towards Yakima (another great area of wine country in Washington) before reaching our final destination.
Some of my favorite places we visited this trip are Rotie Cellars, Seven Hills, El Corazon, Basel Cellars and Zebra Cellars.
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express which is actually just on the outskirts of Walla Walla. If you want to be more in town so that you can walk to different wineries and tasting rooms, you may want to check out a local B&B, the Marcus Whitman Hotel or another location. If you have a favorite spot to stay at in Walla Walla or wineries to visit, please comment and let me know!
Next time we're planning on visiting Red Mountain. Col Solare is pictured above and they require an advanced appointment tastings.
Check out more of my photos of our road trip to Walla Walla.