Google Virtual Tour of County Line Tasting Room

I created a Google Virtual Tour for County Line Tasting Room and it’s live! Featuring the wines of Robert Smasne and Sean Tudor, it’s a gorgeous facility in the Prosser Wine Village. Food on the sheltered patio on a sunny day with a glass of award winning wine doesn’t get much better than this. The Old Vine Cab is always a show stopper. My last stop there I really became enamored of the Mourvedre as well. A nice cold Albarino does it for me amongst the whites. But don’t just take my word for it, check out the tour. Or better yet, visit in person to experience it first hand!

Tasawik Vineyards

This was a glorious morning out at Tasawik Vineyards above the Snake River with owners Erik Dahle and Sara Broetje. This is a beautiful site, a real winemaker’s dream. They currently have 7 acres planted on the hand-carved terraces above the river with plans to plant 50 more acres next spring.

They also have a tasting room in Prosser, WA at the Winemaker’s Loft. Their ’05 Reserve Merlot just won a Double Gold at the West Coast Wine Competition.

DavenLore Winery – Prosser, WA

It’s always a pleasure chatting with Gordon Taylor of DavenLore Winery. He and his wife Joan Davenport, affectionately known as “Dr. Dirt”, always manage to produce┬á a great variety of new releases year after year. In this sement, Gordon and I taste the new Port (ok Syrah Forte if we must) right out of the barrel. It is the first Port to be made with grapes from the new Snipes Mt. AVA. What a treat! We also taste his new Durif, also known as Petit Syrah in some parts of the world.

Gordan also shows us how the wax capsule is put on the bottles of Port.