Washington June 12, 2019
This Enchanting Washington Winery Looks Like An Art Gallery
Not only do Washington wineries produce some of the best wine on the planet, many of them happen to be beautiful, making them a great destination even for those who don’t imbibe. And if you’re an art lover, visiting Long Shadows Vintners in Walla Walla is a must. The two onsite tasting rooms are elegant and refined, and one of them happens to be decorated with art from one of the country’s most well-known glass sculptor.
While there is certainly no shortage of charming wineries in Walla Walla, Long Shadows Vintners stands out in the crowd.
Long Shadow is a collection of seven Columbia Valley wines that showcase the versatility of the growing region.
Long Shadows was founded in 2003 by Allen Shoup, who already had years of experience in the wine industry.
He recruited some top winemakers, gave them access to Washington's best grapes, and create a winery to accommodate a diverse collection of vino.
The wine here is diverse, so you'll find something for every taste.
Poet's Leap was inspired by the wines of Germany, while Saggi brings Italian character to Washington.
But no matter which wine calls your name, it will definitely taste better in the Chihuly Tasting Room.
The Chihuly Tasting Room features the art of Dale Chihuly, a renowned glass artists who was born and raised in Tacoma.
Allen Shoup met Dale Chihuly 30 years ago in Western Washington, when Chihuly was the featured artist at Chateau Ste. Michelle, where Shoup was the president.
The two became fast friends, which eventually led Chihuly to agree to contribute some art to the winery.
You'll be greeted at the entrance by an original Chihuly painting that says Long Shadows.
This was a surprise gift from Chihuly to Shoup when the winery opened.
The next time you're in Walla Walla, stop by to experience the Chihuly Tasting Room for yourself.
It's open daily from noon until 5 p.m.
604 Frenchtown Road, Walla Walla, WA, 99362
You can learn more about the wonderful wine at Long Shadows
here. And while you’re wine tasting in Walla Walla, don’t forget to pay a visit to Washington’s school house winery.