Fri, May 17 - Sat, May 18, 2024

2024 INWR May Wine Tour

Desert Wind Winery

About this event

Join Us for the Annual INWR May Wine Tour

INWR is again hosting morning tours and lunches through some of the Inland Northwest wonderful wine regions on this multi-day, multi-meal, multi-region event. Enjoy morning drives in your Porsche through the picturesque Washington American Viticultural Areas of the Walla Walla Valley, Yakima Valley, and Horse Heaven Hills. Feast on lunches of local fare and an opportunity to taste some great wines. (Washington Wine). Finish the two days with a social gathering for dinner, car talk, and cheer in the Tri Cities at the Carousel of Dreams. Please join us for all or select portions of this annual spring event.  


Friday, May 17th: We will be traveling to Walla Walla for lunch at Tranche, a winery representing Walla Walla region vintners and restauratuers. The tour will start at the Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center Pasco, 2525 N 20th Ave., Pasco, WA  99301, and end at Tranche, 705 Berney Dr., Walla Walla,WA 99362.

For those who wish to join us for lunch at Tranche, Chef Penny, as in the past, will provide a wonderfuil menu. Lunch is limited to 50 people and is $35 per person. Additonally, wine is available, $15 per person, presenting a rose and a red.  Wrist bands for lunch will be included in the “weekend packet”.

After lunch, we suggest visiting the Walla Walla Airport District wineries. Of course, you are welcome to visit other wineries in the Walla Walla area. The wineries of this area offer inspiring views of the Blue Mountains, gardens, local artist creations, light food, and delightful wines.  Many wineries are asking for reservations, so plan accordingly. 

Additional details will be sent out a week or so before the event for which wineries we have made arrangements at.  Each person is responsible for tasting fees after lunch.

Saturday, May 18th: We will drive to Desert Wind in Prosser, a Yakima Valley winery.  The Saturday tour will start at the Gesa Carousel of Dreams, 2901-F Southridge Blvd., Kennewick, WA 99338 and end at Desert Wind, 2258 Wine Country Rd., Prossser, WA 99350.

At Desert Wind, lunch, in the banquet room or on the patio (limited seating), will be catered by Neighbors BBQ and consist of: Smoked brisket, smoked chicken breast, potato salad, coleslaw and assorted cookies. Lunch is limited to 90 people and is $30 per person. A wine tasting is also available for $15 per person.

Wrist bands for lunch & tastings will be included in the “weekend packet”.

At our lunch stop, you will be invited to join in the “In My Car” scavenger hunt.  You will be given a list of items which may be found in your car when you are traveling. 

Following the Saturday lunch, for those who wish to further explore the wineries in the area of Desert Wind and along the route from Prosser, we suggest a few of our vineyards for you to visit. Most all offer beautiful landscapes, artistry, flavorful light snacks, as well as their unique wines. You will be responsible for all tasting fees after lunch.  A list of wineries who welcome us will be in the “weekend packet”. 

Saturday evening, May 18th: Dinner will be at the Carousel of Dreams in Kennewick (right across the street from the Comfort Suites). The carousel will be running for the first hour for our guests to ride and visit with friends. The dinner buffet will consist of Creamy Baked Ziti, Chicken Parmesan, Seasonal Vegetables, Tuscan Ceasar Salad, Seasonal Fruit and Garlic Bread.  This dinner event will be limited to 90 guests and is $60 per person. Wine and beer will be available for purchase.  We are not allowed to bring our own beverages.

Lodging: A block of rooms have been set up at the Comfort Suites Kennewick at Southridge, located just across the street from the Carousel of Dreams. The room rate is $159 per night which includes breakfast. There is also pricing for “Family Suites”, which are not part of our block. Rooms must be booked by May 1st to take advantage of this group rate.

You may use this link ( ) to book your room or call the hotel directly at (509) 579-0897 and use code VK75F0.


The weekend packet, for those joining us on Friday will be given the packet when we first see you on Friday, in the parking lot for those leaving from Pasco or at the winery for those traveling from other areas.  For those who do not join us on Friday the packets will be given out Saturday morning at the parking lot prior to the drive to Desert Wind. If you are only going to dinner, you will check in at the Carousel of Dreams to receive your nametag.  Name tags and wrists bands will be supplied in your “weekend packet”. Do not lose your name tag or wrist bands as there will be no food or wine without the appropriate wristband for lunch or your name tag for dinner.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Tillie Hammond at  (509) 554-0886 or by email at

 Drive your Porsche responsibly whether on a tour or independently

Event requirements

Event Requirements:

  • Cancellations must be made before May 7, 2024 on  Because we have to prearrange the number of meals, THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS AFTER THIS DATE.
  • Car Club Memberships:  To participate in this event as the driver you must be a member of the PCA.  Your PCA Membership Number will be verified during the registration process.
  • Age Restriction:  All attendees must be 21 to participate in this event.
  • Registration:  Each car and driver must register with a separate MotorsportReg account.
  • Waiver signing for Adult participants and attendees:  All drivers and passengers must sign the Liability waiver at the start point so find your group leader for the waiver sheet.
  • Driver's license restrictions:  For this event, all drivers must be at least 21 years old and in possession of a valid US driver's license at the time of the Tour.  A driving permit is not acceptable.
  • Registering for Passengers:  Please make sure to include the names of any passengers and guests riding with you in the space provided during registration. 
  • Please read the Tour Rules and Etiquette Guidance on the club website prior to the tour date: > About the Club > IWNR Documents >  download the document.
  • Additional information:  See our club website

Entries (26)

Paul Gassman
Dexel Peters
Christopher Horn
Melanee Johnson
James Montano
Holly Kerl
Harold Hedge
Judy Addis

Desert Wind Winery

Prosser, WA


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PCA - Inland Northwest

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