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Alister & Paine's Favorite Places to Sleep, Eat, and Drink in Washington State

Aug. 26, 2016

Alister & Paine's Favorite Places to Sleep, Eat, and Drink in Washington State

TOURING THE AMAVI VINEYARDS

After you’re fortified with chocolate marshmallow doughnuts, it’s time for the five hour drive out to Walla Walla. Getting out to wine country here is a commitment—it’s not a day trip. But because it’s more committing, it’s also more rewarding. The drive is studded with local food stands and gorgeous rolling hills, wheat field after wheat field until you think there can’t possibly be anything else out here and then bam—the vines appear, as if by magic.

Your first stop should be Amavi, sister winery of Pepper Bridge and home to some of the most sought-after grapes in the states. The team has dedicated themselves to being stewards of the land, and are currently leaders in practicing sustainable agriculture. If you can score a tour with managing partner Ray Goff you’ll get a chance to explore parts of Walla Walla not many people know about, and he’ll take you through a tasting to knock your socks off.

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