Around Wine Country


September 10, 2014

Walla Walla: Exploring Off-the-Beaten Path Wineries

” At the center of that is the Marcus Whitman Hotel. Built in the 1920s, it retains a dignified air while embracing the changes that have swept Walla Walla. It boasts a number of tasting rooms as well as one of the city’s top restaurants, the Marc. The menu strikes a balance between hotel classics and more modern dishes, while showing an impressive commitment to seasonality and locally sourced goods. (I was even shown the space in the hotel where they grow their microgreens.) The wine list does an excellent job of highlighting regional producers both large and small, and the bar program is in the midst of an overhaul, highlighting fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients and craft spirits.”