Last month it was the Dutch, this month it’s the Germans and French!
The VCB has just finished up coordinating and hosting two back-to-back press tours of the Yakima Valley for German and French journalists.
Our German friends crammed in many activities during the two days here, staying at the Red Lion in Yakima, tastings at Tim’s Downtown Tasting Room , visits to Johnson Orchards, Yakama Nation Cultural Heritage Center, toured Toppenish Murals, winetasting by horseback through Cherry Wood Bed, Breakfast and Barn where they visited Cultura and Silver Lake wineries plus spa treatments at Ummelina, a tour of Kana Winery production facility and dinner at Gasperettis. Whew!
This past week we hosted the French journalists to lunch and a tour of the Central Washington Agricultural Museum in Union Gap, overnight at the Best Western Ahtanum Inn (thanks to Union Gap Tourism for their help), a ‘Wild West’ demonstration at Cherrywood, dinner at Zesta Cucina, Toppenish Mural tour, plus visits to the Heritage Restaurant and Yakama Cultural Center.
The trips were coordinated by Washington State Tourism and the Yakima Valley Visitors and Convention Bureau, with the Port of Seattle assisting on the French tour. In addition to visiting the Valley, the writers from both groups toured Seattle and other regions of the state.