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Harry and Judy's RV Trip
22nd Jul 2016 - Summer 2016
Day 58-July 22, 2016-Yakima Valley Wine Trail

Day 58-July 22, 2016-Yakima Valley Wine Trail

Gorgeous sunny day, 84.

Had to get some chores out of the way in the morning, I got a haircut then we got the truck washed. Drove a few miles to Natches to Wilridge/Natches Heights Winery, up a beautiful mountain with apple orchards on either side and lavender on the road up to the winery which is in an old house.  Had the lunch we packed overlooking the pretty mountains.  On the way down the mountain I picked some apples, I think golden delicious and gala.  There aren’t any little stickers on them to tell what they are when you pick them off the trees.  The apple trees are small here, not like the big trees in New England.  They’ve probably found a way to get more apples per acreage this way.  And they don’t need a ladder to pick them.  There were also some dark purple berries and bright red berries that looked kind of sketchy…I didn’t pick them.  Then we went downtown to a couple of tasting rooms, first to Kana Cellars where we promised we would be back for their music later tonight.  Probably not.  Then down the road to Gilbert Cellars where we met a couple from Seattle who gave us some ideas of things to do.  This was just a tasting room as was AntoLin, right across the street where we met up again with the couple from Seattle.  They were continuing on to a winery in Wapato, 15 minutes south and we decided to join them but when we got there the winery only had sparkling wines which we don’t like.  But right up the hill was Owen Roe Winery which had some nice reds.  They were almost closed but let us in.  On the way down the hill I picked some pears and nectarines.  On the drive back to the campground the sun was shining just right to almost illuminate the golden grasses on the hills. This is a very pretty part of Washington.  Nice weather, now anyway, warm during the day, cooler at night, nice and breezy all the time, lots of lakes and rivers and the orchards and flowers are all in bloom.  There are a lot of people at the campground who are here for a long time and the people next to us have a mailbox in front and lots of petunia pots around.  The smell is wonderful.  The wind picks up here about 6:00 and rattles the RV, then dies down about an hour later and the temperature has dropped into the 60’s. 

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Diary Photos

Yakima sign

Apple trees

Apples, apples, apples

Road to Natches Heights Winery

Natches Heights Winery

Kana Tasting Room

Gilbert Cellars Tasting room

Historic Yakima downtown

AntoLin Tasting Room


Owen Roe grapes

Owen Roe inside

Owen Roe Winery

Diary Movies

Natches Heights Winery video

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