It’s time to wrap up your Walla Walla long weekend and head home…
But first coffee: Hit Walla Walla Roastery for handcrafted lattes, exceptional cold brew, and a pound or two of whole bean coffee to enjoy in your French press back home. Don’t miss their menu of mouthwatering pastry and housemade empanadas, sure to be just the breakfast fuel you need for the drive back home. The pastry selection goes fast, so be sure to arrive early!
On your way out of town, finish by getting schooled at L’Ecole No. 41.
Located in an old historic Frenchtown schoolhouse, L’Ecole No. 41 has an impressive tasting room and even more impressive wines. In the past several years, L’Ecole has earned international acclaim with its award-winning Estate Ferguson, which in its first vintage was awarded the Decanter World Wine Awards “Best Bordeaux Blend under over £15.”
Wines you won’t want to miss:
Of course, you’ll want to taste the Estate Ferguson, if it is available. During the spring and early summer months, L’Ecole has a beautiful Grenache Rosé that is our personal #summerwater, and their Walla Walla Valley Syrah and Merlot are both exceptional.
Plan to Spend: $75-100**
**Assuming you’ll take home three bottles or so. The tasting fee is $10 and is refundable with any wine purchase.
L’Ecole also features a selection of well-made branded apparel as well as Chocolate Merlot Sauce, mugs, and more. You might not be able to resist a vintage “Walla Walla or Bust” metal sign…
AND JUST LIKE THAT, YOUR WALLA WALLA LONG WEEKEND IS OVER…
But you’re leaving with roughly a case of beautiful Walla Walla wines to help you relive the experience in the months (and years) ahead! Set aside a few bottles to age, share your adventures over a glass or two with friends when the time is right, and start putting aside a few hundred dollars a month towards your next long weekend adventure in the town so nice, they named it twice.
You’ll be back soon.