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
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, use the chat icon on this page, or feel free to contact or text Ali at (509) 426-4582.