Barnard Griffin Winery is located in the heart of Washington State's wine country. Richland, one of the Tri-Cities (with Pasco and Kennewick) is situated in south-central Washington at the confluence of the Yakima, Columbia, and Snake rivers.
Founded in 1983 by Rob Griffin and Deborah Barnard, Barnard Griffin has been producing Award Winning wines for over 20 years.
Located in the Heart of the Columbia Valley, Bookwalter Winery has been producing small lots of high quality wine since 1983. With the addition of Zelma Long as consultant winemaker in 2000, Bookwalter continues to "push the envelope" in producing some of the most profound wines available in Washington State.
Washington state's oldest and most prestigious winery offers award-winning wines and a tasting experience second to none at our chateau and historic grounds near Seattle.
Tradition, innovation and the highest standards are the essence of Chateau Ste. Michelle. They grow their own grapes. They believe in using the finest French oak barrels. Their winemakers have worked and learned in Europe. And their wines are always included among the ""Top Wines of the World."" At Chateau Ste. Michelle, enjoying great wine is a way of life-and you don't have to be an expert. Their Vintage Reserve Club and winery tours and tastings will help you learn more about this venerable passion.
The Hogue Cellars, founded in 1982, is Washington state's second-largest independent winery. Varietals produced from the Columbia Valley fruit include Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling, Chenin Blanc, Semillon, Gewurztraminer and Fume Blanc.
Gordon Brothers is located in the heart of the Columbia Valley in Washington State. We pride ourselves on superb, hand-crafted wines made from our own estate grown grapes.
Their history began in 1980 with the planting of the first grape plants in our current 95-acre vineyard. Our first release was 138 cases of '83 Chardonnay in 1985. Since then our portfolio of wines has grown extensively to include Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Late Harvest Gewurztraminer, Syrah, a Gewurztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc blend called Spiceling (only available in our Tasting Room), and our highly acclaimed Tradition, an opulent blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
Each of our varietals has earned numerous awards and accolades over the years and they invite you to give our current releases a try! The thing that has not changed over the past two decades is our commitment to producing premium estate grown wine. The pursuit of 100% customer satisfaction drives us to learn and grow while maintaining the quality wine we are proud to call our own.
Their commitment to 100% organic viticulture begins with a basic concern for the environment, and extends to a healthier end product for our customers. They rely on only organically approved and naturally occurring substances for all vineyard applications. No chemical herbicides, insecticides, fungicides or synthetic fertilizers are used in their vineyard. The production of premium fruit is virtually assured by advantageous use of our assets: Favorable location, climate, volcanic soil, and organic techniques.
At Badger Mountain they balance tradition and technology to produce a wide array of classic varietal wines, as well as limited bottlings of wines with no added sulfites/preservatives. They are committed to producing organic wines, which have become nationally and internationally recognized for their consistent high quality.
Hoodsport Winery is a small award winning winery located on the rural Olympic Peninsula. From the winery, you have a majestic view of the Hood Canal and the Olympic Mountains, just as the label depicts. A pioneer in the Washington State wine industry, Hoodsport Winery originated in 1979 when there were only sixteen wineries. Washington now has over one-hundred wineries.
Washington Cultural Attractions
From the backyard to the moon, the Children's Museum of Tacoma celebrates the power of play in the life-long journey of learning. The imaginative environment reaches beyond home and school experiences, nurturing growth and development as young children and their adults explore the world together.
The Museum of Glass exhibition program includes site-specific art installations designed for the building's interior as well as the exterior. Of the four inaugural installations that opened in July 2002, three are still on displayone on each of the Museum's outdoor plazas. Two new installations were unveiled during the fall of 2003 in the Museum's Grand Hall: Gathering the Light by Seattle-based artist Cappy Thompson, and The Decline and Fall of Western Civilization by California-based artist Viola Frey.
Connecting people through art. Tacoma Art Museum serves the diverse communities of the Northwest through its collection, exhibitions and learning programs, emphasizing art and artists from the Northwest.
The mission of Tacoma Opera is to enrich the quality of life in the Puget Sound region by bringing the excitement and entertainment of opera to diverse audiences.
They accomplish this through an ongoing commitment to produce works reflective of the interests of the public they serve in innovative, accessible performances of high artistic quality. They also intend to nurture the growth and understanding of opera through educational programs for children and adults.