By Kori ~ February 10th, 2010.
As your link to great QPR wines from Washington State and beyond, we Wine Peeps are thrilled that so many of our fellow wine bloggers will be joining us in Walla Walla this summer for the 2010 Wine Bloggers Conference. Since this will be the first time visiting Washington Wine Country for many of you, we encourage you to come early and stay late to see all that our great state has to offer.
While I realize that extending your trip could be expensive, let me tell you about an opportunity to win a FREE trip across Washington, being wined and dined along the way. WineCHATr.com, through their WBC-or-BUST campaign, is offering 12 citizen wine writers the opportunity to take a free road trip that will begin in Seattle on Wednesday, June 23, and end in Walla Walla on Friday, June 25, for the conference. Along the way, participating wine bloggers will experience Washington wine country firsthand. The itinerary that has been put together sounds amazing.
Wednesday, June 23 (Day 1): Seattle & Woodinville Wine Country
Experience some of the best Washington has to offer from one of the premier food & wine destinations in the Northwest.
- Tour and Food & Wine Pairing at Chateau Ste. Michelle
- Woodinville Grand Tasting at Willows Lodge
- Wine Lunch at Barking Frog Restaurant
- Return to Seattle to refresh the palate at Pike Brewery
- Seattle Winemaker’s Dinner at Waterfront Seafood Grill
Thursday, June 24 (Day 2): Yakima Valley & Walla Walla
Travel across the Cascade Mountain Range to visit Washington’s premier growing regions and taste through a selection of premium wines.
- Brunch and Unique AVA Wine Tasting at Cave B Inn
- Lunch at DuBrul Vineyard
- Yakima Grand Tasting at Prosser Wine Village
- Walla Walla Vintners Pizza & Wine Social
Friday, June 25 (Day 3): Start of the Wine Bloggers Conference
Arrive in Walla Walla in style just in time for the WBC with a deeper understanding of Washington and its thriving wine industry.
Sunday, June 27: Return Trip to Seattle
At the conclusion of the Wine Bloggers Conference, all WBC-or-BUST bloggers will return to Seattle via a comfortable limo bus.
Unfortunately, as a wine blogger from Washington State, I am not eligible to participate in the contest. But for those of you who live outside of Washington, I highly encourage you to enter. And don’t dilly-dally, the contest concludes at the end of April.
In order to qualify for the WBC-or-BUST campaign, wine bloggers need only sign-up on WineCHATr.com, add a contest badge to their website, and then blog about Washington wine. At the conclusion of the campaign, twelve (12) bloggers will win a seat on the all expenses paid road trip headed to Walla Walla and the 2010 Wine Bloggers Conference.
NOTE: Wine Peeps does not have a financial interest in WineCHATr.com or the WBC-or-BUST campaign. We are simply Washington wine advocates who support the campaign, and I have agreed to serve as a contest judge.
Filed under: American Wine, Contest, Washington State Wine, Wine Travel