’Tis the season for wine tasting, both in Woodinville as well as the vineyard-rich region of Eastern and Central Washington. Complement your tasting with a weekend getaway with these staycation-worthy options.
Willows Lodge Summer “Sipnic” is its new seasonal overnight package in one of the upgraded guest rooms or suites with an option for additional nights at a discount, a $50 resort credit, as well as a charcuterie picnic and bottle of rosé packed in a souvenir cooler. Plus, you can use the resort’s bicycles to explore Woodinville’s surrounding trails and neighboring wineries. Available at the end of August; reserve online under the promotions link under packages & specials.
The Annex in downtown Walla Walla is Mark Ryan Winery’s new space, showcasing specialty labels that even local wine nerds might not have realized were part of his diverse portfolio, such as Lu & Oly, Numb-Skull, and Megan Anne Cellars. Plus, it’s the place to be for the new release of the 2019 Board Track Racer and the 2020 Lu & Oly Flowerhead Sauvignon Blanc. Just a stone’s throw away from the original Mark Ryan tasting room on Main Street, The Annex is a spacious and elegantly modern destination to taste through a much-celebrated vintner’s family of wines, set against the dramatic and expansive region that put Washington on the wine world’s radar. The Annex is at 60 Colville St. in Walla Walla; visit the website’s locations page for details.