Finches chirp and flit from tree to tree and a gentle breeze pushes fresh air from the west across the 25-acre farm of Abeja Inn and its estate-grown wines. The 12-year old winery is among more than 100 Walla Walla wineries that help draw an estimated $87 million in tourism dollars into the community of 32,000 and a valley of nearly 60,000 residents. It’s an agricultural business that has placed southeast Washington on the viticulture map with award-winning wines and refreshed local tourism. The wine business has even contributed to more interest in sustainable farming. Find out how.
Visit Walla Walla August 31, 2012