Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Are tasting fees included?
A: Wine Tasting fees are not included, since they are typically refunded with purchase. Tasting fees in the Walla Walla Valley typically range between $10 - $20, with most wineries charging $10. All of the wineries where I take guests waive tasting fees with a 1 or 2 bottle purchase, so if you’re willing to buy a bottle or two of wine, you will not have to pay a tasting fee.
We believe that the best compliment you can give a winemaker is to purchase a bottle of their wine.
Q: Do I get to choose the wineries?
A: With a Private Wine Tour, you get to choose exactly where you want to go.
With a Mixed Group Wine Tour, Ali will solicit input on the style of wine/experience that you’re interested in, then put together an itinerary that incorporates what you’re looking for. If there’s a winery that you absolutely want to visit on a combined tour, just let Ali know, and she’ll see if she can work it in.
Q: What options are there for lunch?
A: For a Private Wine Tour, you can bring your own picnic or choose from a variety of gourmet sandwiches & salads. (Simply ask Ali to email you a menu.) She would be happy to pick up your lunch before the tour, and simply add the price to your bill.
For a Combined Wine Tour, here is the list of sandwiches & salads available to choose from:
Steak sandwich: Eye of round cooked medium, chimichurri, Mama Lil's peppers, provolone
Grilled Chicken sandwich: Grilled Chicken, Bacon, basil mayonnaise, tomato, green leaf lettuce, provolone
Turkey Avocado sandwich: Turkey, Avocado, Tomato, Green Leaf Lettuce, Provolone
Banh Mi Sandwich: Eye of round steak cooked medium, raw jalapeño, cilantro, pickled daikon and carrot, mayo, cucumber on italian round
Vegan Chickpea sandwich: Smashed chickpeas with vegenaise, parsley, celery, cucumbers, sprouts, Mama Lil’s peppers, green leaf lettuce on toasted wheat
Chicken Caesar salad: Grilled Chicken, Chopped Romaine, Croutons, Parmesan, Scratch Dressing
Cobb salad: Mixed Greens, Chopped Vegetables, Provolone, Blue Cheese, Cucumber, Tomato, Bacon, Chicken, Pastrami, Ranch
If you have additional questions, feel free to email or call/text Ali at (509) 426-4582.