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Wineries in Walla Walla, photo of a couple drinking wine in the vineyard

Our Favorite Wineries in Walla Walla for Outdoor Tastings

The weather in eastern Washington is gorgeous in the summer months—a dry heat that helps the grapes thrive on the vine. And there are so many lovely wineries in Walla Walla that offer outdoor areas for wine tastings, farm-fresh lunches, and strolls in the lush and vibrant vineyards. There’s something particularly magical about sipping chilled rosé, looking out on the rolling hills of the Walla Walla Valley with the Blue Mountains off in the distance, and relaxing in the dappled sunlight. 

While many of the wineries in Walla Walla offer some sort of outdoor experience, one of our favorites is the Hedges Family Estate, an expansive biodynamic vineyard, and winery in the Red Mountain AVA. The stunning French chateaux-style architecture and beautiful grounds offer the perfect place to enjoy a flight, a glass of wine, and house-made snacks, including cheeses, meats, smoked salmon dip, and other savory nibbles. 

First, you’ll want to secure your lodging in Walla Walla, and Cameo Heights Mansion is the most luxurious bed and breakfast in Washington State. As a guest, you can access our on-site outdoor pool, massage room and spa, and our elegant restaurant, The Vine Fine Dining. Our seven spacious and beautifully appointed guest suites are the best place to relax after a day exploring the wineries in Walla Walla. You’ll find luxurious amenities, big comfortable beds, and the peace and quiet we all crave on a romantic getaway to wine country. Book your room today! 

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Wineries in Walla Walla: Hedges Family Estate & More Outdoor Tastings

There’s no shortage of fantastic wineries in Walla Walla—you can’t go wrong! But sometimes, having this many choices (hundreds!) can be overwhelming. For those who enjoy al fresco wine tastings, we’ve got you covered with a list of our favorites below. 

First, we’ll suggest Hedges Family Estates in the Red Mountain AVA. Not only will you be awed by the beautiful architecture of the estate, modeled after a French chateau, but you’ll love strolling in the garden grounds, through the vineyards, and viewing the working farm.

Make a reservation for one of the outdoor tables by the majestic fountain in the shade of lush trees and near the rose garden. The Hedges Family purchased the 50 acres in the Red Mountains in 1989 and have since been recognized for growing outstanding Bordeaux varietals.

Other Wineries in Walla Walla for Ourdoor Tastings: 

  1. Seven Hills Winery: As one of the founding estates of the Walla Walla Valley, you’ll taste some fantastic wine here. They offer a variety of wine tasting experiences, 
  2. L’Ecole Winery: This is one of the most distinguished wineries in Walla Walla. It’s the third-oldest winery in the area and is consistently recognized as one of the top 100 wineries by Wine and Spirits Magazine.
  3. Northstar Winery: You’ll find indoor and outdoor seating options at this choice of the Walla Walla wineries. The rustic lodge space is excellent for trying one of their wine and food pairings.
  4. The Walls Vineyard: You’ll find a delicious range of imaginative wines, each expressing the beautiful terroir they are grown in. The modern outdoor patio space is delightful! 
  5. Amavi Cellars: Find a comfy chair out on the deck at this winery in the Blue Mountains. It’s the perfect place to drink local Cabernet, eat charcuterie and cheese, and enjoy the glorious view.
  6. Foundry Vineyards: This downtown Walla Walla tasting room is a destination for art and wine lovers. Not only can you sip and enjoy a delicious bottle of wine, but you’ll also enjoy rare and magnificent art exhibits in the outdoor sculpture garden.
  7. Tranche: This is one of the Walla Walla wineries with a truly spectacular site in the Blue Mountains for outdoor wine tasting. The vineyards rise above the tasting room, surrounded by a massive, rolling green lawn. If you’re lucky, you might catch some live music out on the grounds.
  8. Reininger: This is one of the wineries in Walla Walla that you won’t want to miss. The beautiful grounds have ample space for outdoor tastings or picnics.
After your visit to wineries in Walla Walla our luxurious bed and breakfast

The Most Luxurious Bed and Breakfast in Washington State

Upon return, our luxury bed and breakfast in Washington State will be waiting! Head to your spacious guest room to freshen up, hit the outdoor pool and spa, or relax in one of our many shared spaces. Dinner reservations at our on-site fine dining restaurant for dinner, The Vine, will entail a lovely seven-course meal and a spectacular wine list with many choices from the nearby wineries in Walla Walla. After your delicious meal, you’ll only have steps to go before you’re back in the comfort of your private suite. 

In the morning, we’ll treat you to a “wake-up tray” with hot coffee and a warm pastry fresh from the oven. After you’ve savored your quiet morning, head down to the dining room of the Vine for breakfast, included with your lodging rate and the best way to start your day. We’re more than happy to accommodate special dietary requests—just let us know when you check-in. At our bed and breakfast in Washington State, we aim to give each guest the highest level of hospitality from the minute they arrive! 

For those heading to our bed and breakfast in Washington State with romance in mind, we have a few add-on packages to fully complete your stay. Whether that’s fresh flowers, chilled sparking wine or n/a beverage, and sweet treats, we love adding those special touches to make your getaway all the more memorable and comfortable. We can’t wait to host you in Walla Walla; reserve your room today!