TASTE OF THE TRI-CITIES
TOA TO WI CK PA CO A I CH A
THE HEART OF WASHINGTON WINE COUNTRY
clockwise, from left:
A vineyard experience
in Tri-Cities; Milbrandt
NIGHTS ............... JUNE 23-26
........ JUNE 25
HORSE HEAVEN HILLS
TRAIL DRIVE ............. JULY 16
CUP ..................... JULY 29-31
70 a a
thirty years ago there were fewer than 100
wineries in Washington state. Today there are more
than 900, mostly thanks to the Tri-Cities region
in the heart of Washington wine country, with
200 wineries all within a one-hour drive.
Mother Nature provides more than 300 days of
sunshine a region has become popular
with tourists who come not only to enjoy the
wines, but meet with the owners, experience a
walk through the vineyards and learn about
the says Visit Tri-Cities President
The new Walter Clore Wine and Culinary
Center welcomes arrivals with a comfy
tasting room and $5 tastings. Wine and
dine at Fiction, the acclaimed restaurant
at J. Bookwalter Wines in Richland, or take
a river walk along the Sacagawea Heritage Trail.
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates WSU Wine Science
Center is a major addition for the Tri-Cities,
pa nd i ng Wa sh i ng ton St ate Un iver sit
esteemed program in viticulture and enology.
Fly into wine country via Tri-Cities Airport
(PSC) in Pasco. Delta offers 45-minute flights from
Seattle and checks through your wine purchases.
Get more flight information at FlyTricities.com.
Craig and Vicki Leuthold will celebrate the 15th
anniversary of Maryhill Winery May 28-30. Familyowned and operated, Maryhill is an established
favorite of the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy spectacular
views, a tasting room, a gift shop, live music on the
terrace and world-class concerts in their 4,000seat amphitheater. Maryhill has earned more than
3,000 awards from wine judges around the world,
including the 2015 Pacific Northwest Winery of
the Year from Wine Press Northwest. Learn
more about Maryhill at maryhillwinery.com
Milbrandt Vineyards was founded in 1997
by proprietors Butch and Jerry Milbrandt.
Among their many accomplishments, the
brothers established two of the top AVAs in the
state: Ancient Lakes and Wahluke Slope. Their
Evergreen Vineyard has produced 90-point wines
under the guidance of winemaker Joshua Maloney.
Their award-winning tasting room in Prosser is
open seven days a week and offers seated tastings
and patio parties. Watch Butch
recipe show, called Pair This, on their website,