Downtown Spokane Historic

Walking Tour and Wine Tasting

#sippingwine on tour @ Cougar Crest

Terra Blanca Winery Tasting Room in the Historic Chronicle Building

Learn about the Native Americans, early fur traders and pioneers who settled along the Spokane River. See the former Expo’ 74 site, now Riverfront Park and view the Spokane Falls. As you walk through downtown, your guide will tell you about the architects and point out ornate details on the buildings they created after the Great Fire of 1889. Learn about what these buildings and who they were originally built for plus some interesting and colorful stories about Spokane in the late 1800’s when it was a wild town; full of saloons, gambling halls and brothels. Along the way, we will stop for a wine tasting at three wineries; Terra Blanca Winery, located in the historic Chronicle Building. Their wines come from the famed Red Mountain AVA Region in SE Washington and they offer acclaimed reds, whites and dessert wines. Cougar Crest Estate Winery, the “Estate Grown” designation is important as all their grapes are grown in their own vineyards located in the famed Walla Walla region and the Nectar Tasting Room featuring Washington State Wines.

Time: 3 ½ hours.

Option: Add a wine pairing lunch at Terra Blanca Winery.

 

Awards

Tourism Professional of the Year finalist

Visit Spokane

First Impression Award, Harla Jean Biever

Spokane Convention
and Visitors Bureau

(now Visit Spokane)

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On the Move Award for innovative tour programs and customer service

Spokane Convention
and Visitors Bureau

(now Visit Spokane)

Small Business of the Year

Spokane Area
Chamber of Commerce

(now Greater Spokane, Inc)