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1st Annual Walla Walla Wine Weekend!

This is during the Balloon Stampede so we will have hot air balloons flying over us, weather permitting!

Cost - $255 per person based on dbl occupancy.  Full Payment is due April 12th!

Leave Portland no later than 1:00 on Friday in order to attend the wine reception I have set up. I recommend you take the day off and visit Woodward Canyon and L'Ecole on your way towards Walla Walla. These are two great wineries and they are right next to each other.


~2 nights in the stunning, historic Weinhard Hotel in Dayton (just outside of Walla Walla), continental breakfast, fruit and chocolate basket in your room and the 9.9% room tax included. As an added bonus, the owners have agreed to offer 20% off a future winter stay Dec. 1st-Feb 10th! The few rooms left have one queen bed so if you don't have a meetup friend you are comfortable sharing a bed with, I suggest you convince a friend, relative or significant other to come along that you can share a bed with.

Single supplement cost will be an additional $164 per person for a total of $408 for the weekend.

~Wine Tasting Reception Friday night at 7:00 p.m. on the rooftop. Incredible Dumas Station Wine, Couvillion and one I haven't tasted called Dayton Wine Works.

~Unfortunately the band that had agreed to provide entertainment cancelled on me so we won't have live music. :-(

~Departure at 11:00 Sharp!  6 hour wine tour transportation on Saturday includes 5 winery visits, sack lunch and driver gratuity. The first 5 are included in the cost for the weekend. Additional wineries over 5 will at your expense. I have Amavi, Cavu, Five Star Cellars, Beresan and Balboa booked.

~7:00 Dinner on Saturday night.

Win This!!: Susan won this room in the raffle! The Signature Room is for those special occasions when only fabulous will suffice. The grand 4 piece bedroom set dates back to the mid-1800s, and the bathroom boasts the modern luxury of a two-person Jacuzzi tub and separate shower.

Everyone is on their own on Sunday.  We may opt to split up or we may caravan to other wineries either in Walla Walla or in The Gorge on our way home. Personally, I will definitely be stopping at Syncline across from Hood River on my way back home.  I love their wine! 


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  • Teri

    This was such a great event. It was attended by a wonderful group of people, led by the fantastic organizer, Tamara!!! Tamara never ceases to amaze me at what she can pull together to ensure everyone has a good time. Our little group stayed the extra night, only to discover that Walla Walla is fairly closed on Sundays. Places that say they are open daily, really may not be. That was sort of a disappointment, but now we know for next time.

    May 23, 2011

  • pam a.

    Wow - wonderful, wonderful time. Tamara absolutely outdid herself in arranging an incredible get-away with lots of custom touches: sunshine-wonderful roof-top party, GREAT home-made lunch for all of us - plus (of course) fabulous wine tasting, fun group of people and a wonderful, charming hotel to stay at. Tamara - none of us can thank you enough!!! Cna't wait for the second annual Walla Walla Wine Weekend!!! xoxox

    May 22, 2011

  • Colleen W

    The weekend in Walla Walla was fantastic. Tamara put together a trip agenda that highlighted the areas best parts.....prestine, beautiful landscapes, world-class wine tasting and a fun group to share the experience! When is the 2nd annual WWWW?

    May 18, 2011

  • Wendy S

    great great group and tons of fun

    May 16, 2011

  • Tamara

    The wine? Fabulous! The hotel? Beautiful, comfortable and very friendly owners! The attendees? FUN! The weather? Perfect! We had such a good time on this trip that I will be sure to schedule another one in the future!

    May 16, 2011

  • Andrea

    Thank-you Tamara for organizing a great weekend.

    May 15, 2011

  • Wendy S

    Hey everyone. I can;t leave until around 1pm on Friday so will do my best to get there in time.
    Am looking for someone who might want to drive back with me on Sunday. If its a nice day it will be a great ride back in my Audi convertible.

    May 9, 2011

  • jillian

    I am a maybe at the hotel. Will be sending emails and will decide to share a room and carpool or staying elsewhere and drive up seperatley. Hope to see you all for sure Saturday/ weekend.

    April 9, 2011

  • orlo f.

    New to the area and group and would love to go if a slot opens up! I'm single but would be down to share a room with anyone.

    April 7, 2011

  • Andrea

    If any last minute spots need to be filled, give me a hollar! The South America trip went way south!

    April 5, 2011

  • Colleen W

    Tamara, do you still have room for a single? I'm willing to pay the extra room charge if you have an opening.

    April 5, 2011

  • jillian

    it is a maybe...waiting to see who i could room with and will want a roll-away cot or two beds. you convinced me on the price...(bus tour alone=6 wine tastings and the bus would be at least $48 and it is included with the pkg...hmmm ;-)

    March 17, 2011

  • Andrea

    Too busy waivering on another trip at the same time. I'll give up my spots.

    February 5, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am still not sure which weekend in May I'm heading to Illinois so will open up my reservation for someone else.

    January 31, 2011

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