We had an opportunity this past fall to travel to Washington to explore their wine scene as we attending the Wine Bloggers Conference (which has since been renamed the Wine Media Conference) held in Walla Walla Washington.
One of the great things about the conference is that they offer Pre and Post Conference Excursions. These are press junket style for wine writers. Michael and I were able to join the Yakima Valley Tour put together by Wine Yakima Valley.
Owen Roe Winery sits on the edge of the Yakima Valley AVA in Union Gap. The winery produces wines from withing the Yakima Valley as well as from the a variety of vineyards and AVAs in the Willamette Valley. The winery itself is built on the Union Gap Estate Vineyard, but they also source fruit from other Yakima Valley vineyards, including; Dubrul, Elerding, Olsen, Outlook and Red Willow.
The winery is co-owned by David & Angelica O’Reilly and Ben & Julie Wolff. We were lucky enough to be here while the winery itself was busy and filled with fermentation bins. We were lucky as well to have co-Owner David O’Reilly there to greet us.
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