As you may know, the first week of December is one of the big event weekends in Washington wine country. Walla Walla has its Holiday Barrel Tasting this weekend – one of its main annual events – and Woodinville has its St. Nicks Day Open House.

For Walla Walla’s Holiday Barrel Tasting, most wineries charge a tasting fee that may or may not be refundable. A list of participating wineries can be found here. For St. Nick’s Day Open House, you need to buy tickets which are $50 for the weekend (Note: Sunday only tickets are sold out). Information about this event can be found here.

I will be traveling to Walla Walla for the Holiday Barrel Tasting Friday through Monday. As usual, I will be writing up a report of this event and looking to get it up before the end of the year. You can see my write of Walla Walla’s Spring Release here.