Le Chateau Winery

I had a great time with Angela at Le Chateau Winery in Walla Walla, WA. I was really stoked to get to try the first release of their Masterpiece Series before it was even released! Be sure to stop by and give it a taste yourself over Spring Barrel Tasting weekend, May 1-3.

Also check out the art by Bonnie Griffith, a superb artist who works in pastels. The show runs through June.

And Angela rocks!

Picazo 7 Seventeen

I spent a great afternoon hanging with Trina, the wine manager, and Chef Frank Magana at his restaurant, Picazo 7 Seventeen in Prosser, WA.  They just won the Grand Award from Washington Wine Commission for their support of Washington wine. This is a great  place that is consistently packed – calling ahead for a reservation is highly recommended, especially on Friday or Saturday evening. Wednesday night is Wine Industry Night, with discounts for anybody working  in the wine industry.

I was honored to share a bottle of Spanish wine, Vinas Magana ’05 Merlot, given to him for his birthday. I also took home a bottle of my favorite Viogner from Maison Bleue Winery, also in Prosser, WA.