Walla Walla is about wine and more wine
Walla Walla's annual Entwine fundraising dinner is Oct. 15, if you want to eat, drink and rub elbows with Washington's wine superstars. Or just go and sip at a few tasting rooms.
Itching to get out of the city? Make plans for a cross-state road trip to Walla Walla, a place so nice they named it twice. (It means "many waters" in the language of local tribes.)
Why leave town: Because fall leaves will be bright as you cross the pass. Because odds are it will be sunny over there. Because visiting a classy little agricultural town in what might be Washington's most prestigious wine district isn't a bad thing to do in harvest season.
What's the event: Entwine Harvest Celebration, Grand Auction and Dinner.
When and where: Oct. 15 at Marcus Whitman Hotel, Walla Walla.
What's so special: A chance to rub elbows with some of the best winemakers in the state, from wineries such as Leonetti, Woodward Canyon and more, at the same time you get to drink some of Walla Walla's best wines matched with a multicourse dinner. And maybe bid at auction on luxury travel or some collectible wines to take home, with it all helping to raise money for Walla Walla Community College scholarships.
What to expect: A crowd that loves grippy tannins. Guest appearance by country-music star John Rich, winner of this year's "Celebrity Apprentice."
Cost: $150 for the dinner. Whatever you want to spend at the auction. Or just go tour some wineries, where you'll typically pay about $5 for tasting.
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