For the past few months, most of the wines reviewed in the Review of Washington Wines have been from the Walla Walla and Yakima Valleys. They are close to home so it's easy to stay up to date. But over the next few months, we will be exploring wineries further out. Here's what we have coming up.

Tomorrow, July 4, we will be driving to the Columbia Gorge, an area we haven't visited for almost a year. We will be making the Lyle Loop: Memaloose, Tetrahedron, Syncline, COR and Domaine Pouillon. Yes, the wineries will be open on the Fourth. A report on this visit will be in the August issue of the Review of Washington Wines. 

On July 17, we will drive to Woodinville to get up to date there. We will visit DeLille Cellars at the Carriage House. Also on our list are Avennia, William Church, Guardian and Darby. My report will be in the September issue.

Further down on the calendar are visits to Chelan and Spokane, will schedules to be determined. So there will be plenty of wines from around the state to write about. 

On July 14, we will be hosting a Bastille Day Celebration with a tasting of French wines - reds, whites and rosés - from Burgundy and the Rhone Valley. A report will be in the July 15 Review Blog posting.

More later!