This past weekend found us camping in the mountains outside of Yakima, Washington.  We took the opportunity to chase some grape juice.

Windy Point

Windy Point

Very pretty tasting room, with a beautiful kitchen! Makes you want to cook!

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Joyce likes their wines, and the view is great! This place is a keeper.

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Masset Winery

Just a short drive down the road we found ourselves at Masset.  Keep your eyes peeled for mutants…


A great thing about dropping by wineries on non-weekend days is you get to beat the crowds and you can chat more if you feel like it. All the wines at Masset worked good for me. They are a small producer and you pretty much need to go buy straight from them. In any case, a pleasant visit!

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Two Mountain

Next up was Two Mountain.

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We’d been here a couple years back. The tasting room is lovely, I quite like it. However, we didn’t enjoy this visit as much. We’d been spoiled by having the other wineries be nearly deserted. Here we encountered a group of giggling college kids who monopolized the staff. I remember that we had enjoyed their wines the last time we were here. Today not so much. It may be that the wines at Windy Point and Masset were quite good and simply overshadowed Two Mountain.

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Knight Hill

Knight Hill was my personal fav from this trip.  Very friendly personable service from the owner, good wine, great views.

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We had a good time chatting with the owner.

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Yes, we stopped for some lunch.  Yup, it was hot outside.

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They had a sign up about a B&B room they have.  Nothing on their web site about it though.  I guess drop them a line if you’re interested.

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Our last winery of the day was Portteus.


Big building!

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This map must mean something…

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We had a good time chatting him up about their experiences going organic vs. traditional vs. biodynamic.  We got to chat about our experience in Costa Rica exploring the El Toledo coffee farm and how they converted to biodynamic.

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I was stuck washing my own hands.  Sad!

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