John and I with some compatriot winery owners from the Front Range visited the Walla Walla vineyard and winery area in Washington. There are more vineyards than your eye can see. Walla Walla has a population of 30,000 and 170 wineries. Compare this to Boulder with a population of more than 100,000 and four wineries. We enjoyed private tours and tastings with several wineries to learn about their winemaking and business development. Tanks, barrels and vineyards in general pretty much look the same no matter which area you visit. But, what is different is the scene in town. Downtown Walla Walla has blossomed with an array of restaurants and coffee shops and fabulous bakery; I cannot resist great bread and pastries. Five hours from Seattle Walla Walla is a great place for an extended weekend visit.