04/08/16 - More Walla Walla

We visited a number of wineries in Walla Walla including some of our favorites like Reynvaan and Rulo. We rather liked the wines at Palencia, a newcomer based out at the airport winery incubator. If nothing else, driving around the wine country is beautiful, though we did learn a lesson about the limitations of GPS navigation and the advantages of paper maps. Google Maps, at least had the decency to say “You can’t get there from here”, but Apple Maps took us off the paved roads despite a much easier parallel paved route.

We also tried out Dora’s Deli and tried some of their tacos. We were amazed. They were out of tongue, but the other meats were rich in flavor, not fatty at all, and perfectly seasoned. We grabbed take out so we could have a proper breakfast and were extremely pleased. This was our second round of Mexican food this trip. We had grabbed some tamales from Los Hernandez in Union Gap on the way out. They not only had wonderful fillings, but the masa was the most flavorful we’ve ever had.

The view from Rulo Winery

We have to include at least one picture of grapevines.

Palencia at the airport winery incubator

Dora’s Deli

Los Hernandez in Union Gap

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04/06/14 - Walla Walla WIneries

We visited a few wineries in Walla Walla, some new, but also a few old favorites. We dropped by Rulo and Reynvaan for an update, but we visited Maison Bleue for the first time. They make a very French styled wine, and we were quite impressed. We were also impressed with the decor, deep blue and with plenty of antlers. At Foundry, to be honest, we were most impressed by the art including some pieces by Maya Lin and bathymetric sculptures of the Black and Caspian seas.

Downtown Walla Walla

Maison Bleue, antlers included

The view from Rotie

The Foundry reflecting some amazing sky

The outdoor exhibit at the Foundry - Don't ask.

More amazing sky at Foundry

Walla Walla vintners, because we had to include at least one industrial shot

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