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Red Mountain Wine Tour 2013


BMW CCA - Puget Sound Chapter

Friday, Jun 7 — Sunday, Jun 9, 2013
Red Mountain Wine Tour 2013, Benton City, WA

Registration closed May 19, 2013 11:59 PM on May 19, 2013 11:59 PM PDT Registration ends May 19, 2013 11:59 PM on May 19, 2013 11:59 PM PDT Registration opens April 2, 2013 6:00 AM on April 2, 2013 6:00 AM PDT Registration runs from April 2, 2013 6:00 AM to May 19, 2013 11:59 PM

Welcomes you to register for the
2013 Red Mountain Wine Tour!!


The Tour will be June 7-9, 2013, Friday thru Sunday. 


Wineries Currently Scheduled (Subject to Change)

Col Solare

Fidelitas Wines

Wine Boss Production Facility


Kiona Vineyards

Hightower Cellars

Tapteil Estate

Goose Ridge Vineyards



Fri, June 7    Drive from Seattle area to Benton City to enjoy a first class welcome to Red Mountain with a private tasting and tour at Col Solare, then a casual dinner at Fidelitas Wines.

Sat, June 8   Enjoy wine tasting day with organized group events including lunch and dinner, with a free afternoon to explore Red Mountain.

Sun, June 8  Morning of organized wine tasting and informal lunch.

Registration for this tour is limited to 20 cars or 40 people, whichever comes first

The three day event will begin on Friday morning... in a parking lot.  But it only gets better from there.  We will cruise over the Cascades, led by our driving tour leader Scott, on a journey that includes fun roads, fun people and a picnic lunch on the warmer side of the mountains.  We will arrive in Benton City, the heart of Red Mountain, for a guided tour of Col Solare and their beautiful vineyards and wine, then treated with dinner and wine at Fidelitas Wines just down the hill.  The evening ends in Richland for the first of two nights at the Courtyard Marriott Columbia Point on the edge of the Columbia River.

We will start Saturday with a very special event, touring a wine production facility where many of Red Mountain's best wines are created.  The tour presenter will be none other than Charlie Hoppes, who will share his stories of how Red Mountain has evolved into a premiere Washington growing region, and how wine is being made at the facility.  Rumor has it that a few 2012 barrels might be available to taste an early representation of what is being called a near perfect vintage.

After the production facility, we return to Red Mountain for wine tasting and catered lunch at Kiona Vineyards on their large patio overlooking the vineyards and Benton City.  After lunch, there will be a couple more wineries in store for us, including a personal favorite of mine, Hightower Cellars.  There will be some free time in the afternoon for those who want to visit a specific winery or destination that is not included in the tour.  Saturday night will culminate with a 3 minute walk from the hotel to our dinner destination where we will enjoy a private dining room and, you guessed it, more wine.  Or a cocktail, I don't discriminate.

Sunday (yes, you'll have to wake up on Sunday) will be a little more relaxed as we wrap up the tour.  We'll drive a few miles south for a visit to Goose Ridge and their beautiful tasting room, and conclude with an informal visit to a collection of smaller wineries and lunch for those who are interested.

The agenda is structured to be group-focused and the registration fee will include most meals and all winery fees for the weekend. The cost is $195 per person fee.  The registration fee is non-refundable, but I will be accepting waitlist registrations if you need to give up your spot.  Lodging will be reserved separately, and you will receive further instructions once you are confirmed for the tour.  Discounted rooms are available from $129 to $149 per night.

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BMW CCA - Puget Sound Chapter
Contact Dane Martin
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Red Mountain Wine Tour 2013
Location Benton City, WA
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