Summer is just days away and I'm packing my bags for Washington state. Thanks to my Washington wine country posts during Washington Wine Month this last March, I will be catching the WBC or Bust shuttle with 11 other wine bloggers from Seattle to Walla Walla and the Wine Blogger Conference. It's a three day trip of wineries, vineyards, travel, breweries, restaurants, food, pairings and dinners starting next Wednesday. Here's a bit about my trip:
I'll be flying from the Windy City to Seattle next Tuesday, staying downtown and trying out Wild Ginger Asian Restaurant. On Wednesday morning I'll be meeting up with the WBC or Bust crew and we'll be heading out to Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville for a tour and food/wine pairing. Then it's on to the Woodinville Grand Tasting at Willows Lodge and lunch at the Barking Frog. Afterward it's back to Seattle for a palate refresher at Pike's Brewery, before we get ready to finish off the day with Seattle Winemakers Dinner at Waterfront Seafood Grill.
On Thursday we'll move east over the Cascade Mountains to a brunch/wine tasting at Cave B Inn. Next we cruise into Yakima Valley for lunch at the renowned DuBrul Vineyard followed by a Yakima Grand Tasting at Prosser Vintner's Village. We'll finish the day in Walla Walla, checking in our B&B and enjoying wood oven pizza and wine at Walla Walla Vintners.
We'll be up and ready that Friday for the beginning of the 2010 Wine Blogger's Conference, a new media/wine industry conference. It'll be a weekend of wineries, tweeting, vineyards, blogging, dinners, live streaming, tastings and pairings. I'll be ready to come back home on Sunday evening, but make sure to follow my tweets (@WCWineGuy) and this site for all the updates- it should be an awesome week of wine and travel!