For those of you new to Walla Walla (See Map for location), you’re in for a good time. There are many ways to get here:
» Drive 4 hours from Seattle
» Drive 3.5 hours from Portland
» Fly direct into Walla Walla from Seattle on Horizon Air
» Fly into Pasco, WA from many larger airports across the Western U.S. and drive 40 minutes to Walla Walla (we do this all the time, it’s great)
Walla Walla has great bed & breakfast spots, several national lodging chains, beautiful condos for short-term lease, and a historic grand hotel in the middle of downtown. We have set aside 15 rooms for guests of our party at a discounted rate at the beautiful Marcus Whitman Hotel in Downtown Walla Walla. If you’d like to stay with the nice folks at this gorgeous hotel, give them a call at 509.525.2200 and tell them you’re part of the Nocking Point group. They’ll get you all set up.
Walla Walla is known for it’s many wineries and fantastic restaurants. Here is a list of some of our favorite spots that are downtown or close by:
» Early Morning (or anytime you need a little boost!): Walla Walla Roastery
» Breakfast: Maple Counter, Bacon & Eggs
» Lunch: Olive Marketplace & Cafe (we eat lunch here every time we’re in town!), Sweet Basil Pizza, The Red Monkey
» Happy Hour/Good Times: Public House 124, Mill Creek Brew Pub, The Green Lantern, The Red Monkey
» Dinner: T Maccarone’s, Whitehouse Crawford, Brasserie 4, The Marc, Public House 124
» Desserts and Treats: Sour Grape Frozen Yogurt, Brights Candy
With over 30 tasting rooms in downtown Walla Walla you’ll have a blast just playing it by ear and selecting a few to try out. Make sure you stop by and see our good friends at each of these wineries (the first 3 wineries in this list make our wines for us!):
Forgeron Cellars – 33 West Birch Street, Walla Walla, WA 99362
Rotie Cellars – 31 East Main Street, Suite 216, Walla Walla, WA 99362
Reininger Winery – 5858 Old Highway 12, Walla Walla, WA 99362
Mansion Creek Cellars – 6 West Rose Street, Suite 105, Walla Walla, WA 99362
The airport has another high concentration of wineries to choose from so if you’re up for a short 5-10 drive from downtown, head on up to taste all kinds of fantastic wine. If you like golfing, our friends at Three Rivers Winery have a great pitch-and-putt par-3 mini-course out back that’s available to anyone who comes in. Grab a bottle of wine and head out back for a few holes…we’ve done it many times!
Doors open at 7pm sharp. Be sure to have your ID ready. Dress casual and be ready to have some great wine, food, and laughs as you hang out with the guys all evening long!