Locally, in the Tri-Cities and in Walla Walla, air quality has been listed as unsafe for sensitive groups. In the Wenatchee area, closer to the fires, air quality is listed as "hazardous." Weather forecasters do not expect the smoke to clear any time soon. The forest fires rage on. Yuck.
|Photo: View east August 2012|
Rattlesnake Mountain visible in background.
|Photo: Smoky view east on 20 September 2012.|
|Photo: Today's smoky view on 21 September 2012.|
|Photo: Goose Ridge Malbec Clusters.|
Goose Ridge has made changes to their facility. While walking the grounds, I found four new Bocce Ball courts. Bocce Ball is a game I enjoy playing, and one of the few games I can actually win. They have added more outdoor seating with tables too, making a perfect setting for entertaining and hanging out.
|Photo: Goose Ridge Bocce Ball Courts.|
They no longer make wine at this facility. The former production area has been replaced with a fireplace and comfy seating, creating a relaxing lounge for sipping their lovely wines.
|Photo: The perfect destination for relaxing and wine tasting.|
As I did not have much time, while chatting with the friendly tasting room staff, I only sampled their very good, 2009 g3 red wine blend. I've been a fan of the Goose Ridge red wine blend for several years, even before they named it "g3." The 2009 Goose Ridge g3 is ready to drink now.
|Photo: 2009 Goose Ridge g3.|
A few Winery Harvest Events you may want to consider attending.
Harvest Party in the Vines - Alexandria Nicole Cellars
Harvest Party 2012 is Saturday, September 29th
I just checked the website, there are 24 tickets remaining!
Red Mountain Block Party!
Saturday, September 29th from 10am - 6pm.
Red Mountain Wineries are pulling out all the stops and corks. A not to miss party.
2012 Harvest Blessing - Gordon Estate
Gordon Estate Harvest Blessing is Monday, October 8th, 11:00 AM
Contact the Winery to RSVP.
Thanks for stopping by and reading. I have more photos and notes on my Wild 4 Washington Wine facebook page. If you are in the area, stay indoors as much as possible. Be safe.