You have to go out of your way to get to Walla Walla, it’s not on a convenient path. You can fly into the Tri-Cities Airport that sits between Yakima and Walla Walla and make the little under 1 hr drive. There is also a small airport in Walla Walla with flights via Alaska Air from Seattle.
Of course, if you are coming from Portland, I suggest you drive, as we did, and explore the Columbia Gorge. The entire drive from Portland to Walla Walla is about 4 and a half hours (251 miles). We like to start early and get to the Gorge before the crowds. Of course with so much to see at the Gorge, we typically pinpoint one or two stops each trip, before heading on.The Caprio Cellars experience
Our destination in Walla Walla was Caprio Cellars. We had tasted their wine over the past year and wrote a bit about them in our piece Eleanor – an homage to family with Caprio Cellars.
We pulled up to the tasting room, set on a hill just North of the border on the Washington side and South of the city of Walla Walla. You can take in views of the Blue Mountains from here.
Emily, the Caprio Cellars Customer Experience Director met us at the door with glasses of sparkling wine. What a perfect way to greet people. While they don’t make sparkling wine here (not quite the right grapes for that!) they have this sparkling wine specially made for them in the Willamette Valley, just for greeting guests.
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