The Wine Country
Washington has the perfect climate for wine. Abundant sunlight, ideal soils, warm days and cool nights mean some of the best wines in the world are produced in Washington and they are only getting better with age.
Regional Representative: Alan Fielding, Cameo Heights Mansion.
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Yakima is the gateway to Washington wine country. It is also one of the best agricultural regions in Washington, growing most of the apples, winter pears, mint, and hops in the nation. Stop by a roadside stand and pick up some fresh grown produce to savor on the road.
You will also pass through the small town of Grandview, where another of our unique members is located.
Walla Walla, one of the best known cities in wine country, is known not only for wine but also for the fabulous" Walla Walla Sweet" onion grown in this valley. The town itself is charming with its galleries and specialty stores the historic district was selected in 2001 for one of the Great American Main Street Awards. When heading from the west in to Walla Walla you will pass the tiny town of Touchet, where one of our members is located.
Toppenish is the capital of the Yakima Indian Nation with the world-renowned Yakima Cultural Heritage Center. Relive the history of Toppenish by viewing the 70 professional painted murals that depict the town's history. Do it in style by horse-drawn covered wagon. Toppenish is also home to the nation's only hops museum.
The Tri-City area encompasses the towns of Kennewick, Pasco and Richland. 150 wineries are within a 60-mile radius. The area receives more than 300 days of sunshine a year so it is a perfect place for outdoor recreation. The Columbia, Yakima and Snake rivers all merge in this basin providing ideal birding conditions for migrating birds.
Not to be missed in wine country is the Yakima Electric Railway's 5 mile run between Yakima and Selah. This train is the last authentic, turn-of-the century interurban electric railroad in the United States.
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The Maxwell House is a friendly, traditional Bed and breakfast. Penny, the InnKeeper lives on premises and is there to serve you. Wonderful location for walking or biking to town or close by wineries and restaurants. Cozy beds, cable t.v., electric fireplace, wifi, breakfast served at YOUR time.
Delightful hillside orchard location, minutes from downtown Yakima, and Washington Wine Country. Relax in the casual European atmosphere of this musical home. Spacious rooms, custom-made queen beds, private baths, gourmet breakfasts. Open all year. Slow Food Members. 'Wir sprechen Deutsch'.
Indulge in relaxed elegance at a beautiful wine country retreat. 2 Acres of Gardens and rolling lawns, close to wineries, whitman college and our award winning downtown. Relax-Enjoy-Getaway.
Country inn located centrally between prominent wine appellations of of Walla Walla, Red Mountain, and Columbia Valley. 7 suites of luxurious European decor. Air-jetted tubs, rain showers, TV-DVD, & gas fireplace in every suite. 100 inch movie room & exercise room. Pool and spa & evening dining.