The third Sunday of each month from 4 to 6pm, K&L Wine Merchants and Campanile Restaurant host a Wine Tasting Series, featuring a different region of wines. For $25 you can taste a great selection of 30-40 wines, along with small bites. A fun way to spend an afternoon and also to get a good understanding of what the featured region has to offer.
A recent afternoon was spent tasting Washington State wines.
99% of wine grapes grow in the Columbia Valley, the largest viticultural region in Washington. It includes the AVA's Red Mountain, Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Wahluke Slope, Rattlesnake Hills, Horse Heaven Hills, Snipes Mountain, and Lake Chelan. Predominately planted to Riesling, Merlot, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, there are 6,851 vineyard acres planted under the Columbia Valley AVA.