If you’re looking for a place to discover the best Walla Walla wine this winter, we have a few ideas! First, you’ll want to book a room at the stunning Cameo Heights Mansion, the most luxurious hotel in Walla Walla. Our luxury hotel is located outside of downtown Walla Walla, surrounded by nothing but the magnificent beauty of Washington Wine Country.
Attached to our hotel is one of the best Walla Walla restaurants, The Vine. There, you’ll not only enjoy an exquisite 7-course tasting menu that utilizes the very best local ingredients, but you’ll also be treated to some of the most delicious Walla Walla wine to compliment your meal. There are plenty of amenities to enjoy on our property, so much so that you may not feel the need to venture out.
But, if and when you do, there are plenty of things to do in Walla Walla, including, of course, wine tasting. We offer a number of specials and packages, including wine tours, that will help you enjoy the very best of Walla Walla wine country without having to put too much work or thought into it. This fall is an exceptional time to relax, unwind, and imbibe. Let us treat you to a little pampering. Book your room at our incredible Walla Walla hotel today!
What Is So Special About Walla Walla Wine?
So, what is it that makes Walla Walla wine so special? To start, Walla Walla was named the #1 wine region in the country by readers of USA Today in their annual “10 Best Reader’s Choice Awards”. To even get into the running for this award, Walla Walla had to be chosen by a panel of five wine industry experts, who took their time combing through the country’s 250+ wine-growing regions to choose 20 finalists. These reader’s choice awards are an extraordinary testament to just how good the high-quality wines coming out of the Walla Walla Wine region are.
Agriculture has always been at the heart of Walla Walla’s culture. The area has long been a famed part of Washington’s Apple production, and the area is well-recognized for the distinctly sweet and delicious Walla Walla onion. Now, the agricultural history of Walla Walla takes on new life, with the more than 120 wineries and vineyards that are dotting the valley.
Taste the Difference in the Walla Walla AVA
The Walla Walla Wine region was first recognized as an official American Viticultural Area (AVA) in 1984. And, though 2/3 of this AVA is in the state of Washington, the remaining 1/3 belongs to our neighbors to the south in Oregon. The elevations to Walla Walla’s AVA range from a low 400 feet to a soaring 2,000 feet above sea level. If that elevation difference wasn’t enough to explain the dramatic variations in wine grown and produced here, then the variance in rainfall might be. From a very dry 7 inches of rain per year in the west to a much more lush 22 inches as you get closer to the Blue Mountains, the Walla Walla wine region is as diverse as it is delicious.
Just as the geographical terrain is different from one Walla Walla winery to the next, so too is the terroir. The complex aromas, flavors, and textures of wine have much to do with the specific environmental conditions in which it’s grown. You can read more about these concepts at the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance website, but it’s these many factors that work together in tandem, combined with the incredible craftsmanship from local winemakers, that have resulted in such exceptional bottles of wine.
To get a deeper appreciation for Walla Walla wine, you’ll first need to sample plenty of it. Start with the wines we have on offer at The Vine Restaurant, and then venture out from there. We’ve written about some of our favorite Walla Walla wineries in previous blogs, and we’re always happy to talk to you about wine and to help you plan wine tours throughout the duration of your stay with us.
The Best Place to Stay in Washington Wine Country
When it comes to romantic destinations, it’s hard to beat Washington’s wine country. Aside from the stark beauty of this region, our Walla Walla hotel offers you the perfect place to curl up and get cozy this winter. With fewer crowds in Walla Walla at this time of year, it’s a great time to enjoy all this incredible area has to offer, without having to compete for valuable space at tastings rooms, restaurants, and more.
From the moment you arrive at our Walla Walla hotel, you’ll see how we’re different from standard hotel chains. We offer comfortable, luxe accommodations, unbeatable service and hospitality, and extensive amenities that work in concert to ensure no detail is left untended. Every morning will start with a delicious breakfast, either enjoyed in our on-site restaurant or from the privacy of your own room overlooking the orchards or pool. In the evening, take in a dramatic Walla Walla sunset and savor a romantic dinner for two in our world-class restaurant, rated as one of the best in Walla Walla.
These private, indulgent moments what make romantic getaways so special, and here, you’re bound to have one of the most unforgettable experiences of your lifetime. Book your hotel room at our Walla Walla hotel today!