“It’s like a casino in the woods”

Winerybound spends some time with Charles Ruff,  the Culinary Director, Partner at Oregon Truffle Festival. We go over the history of the festival in addition to getting a better understanding of this unique and highly prized culinary mushroom.  

Great Prosser Balloon Rally

The hot air balloon rally is a good stop if you so happen to be touring wineries in the Yakima Valley AVA. The rally runs 9/28/2018 – 9/30/2018 and it’s starting point is at the Prosser Airport. Directions are here: https://goo.gl/maps/kwECayEDzy32 Here are some balloon chasing strategies to assist if the weather is in your…

Polo Noir

Who doesn’t like Pinot and Polo? If you combine both, it’s obvious you have a clear winner. With that being said, a polo game paired with a winemaker picnic, is really a feast of the senses for everyone. It’s an expensive day (easily between $100-150 per person) that involves a lot of pageantry. This means…

The journey that begins with a single clip

A day as an insider to a daily meditation, walking the rows and handling each grape; a delicate humility that comes with the handling each cluster. We celebrate winemakers and vineyards; but how often do we celebrate the silent majority that walks the vines?

Annual Dahlia Festival

One of the best things about living in the Pacific Northwest are the flowers. They are everywhere during springtime and summer months. I am fortunate enough to be able to go to daily markets seasonally to pick up fresh Dalhias-but going to the fields to pick them – brings about a whole new level of…