Well, contrary to my prediction that I’d be “cruising for chicks” in Sumner in my post previewing this event, I actually brought a date to experience this afternoon of wine in the small Washington hamlet of Sumner.
There was lots of wine to be had. Washington staples Chateau Ste. Michelle, Hogue, and Columbia all had multiple offerings. My favorite wine of the day was the Airfield Winery 2007 Riesling…it was awesome. Airfield Winery is located in Prosser in Eastern Washington in a very cool airfield inspired tasting room that I’ve driven by many times, but never visited. That will change next time, I want me some more Prosser Riesling! There were also some interesting rhubarb, raspberry, and blackberry wines to taste…very interesting indeed.
The event was well attended by a sea of parched Sumnerites who imbibed their way down Main Street (literally) while visiting the many shopping options one can often find on the main street of a small town. These included Maggie Mae’s Jewelry & Gifts, Sumner Family Eyecare, and good ole’ Sumner Appliance. Your $15.00 registration fee got your six tasting tickets, with additional tickets for $1.00.
Wine was the perfect soundtrack to a community spending a little quality time with one another on what ended up being the ultimate Valentine’s Day pre-funk. Bravo.