Ride in luxury and comfort to Purple Star Winery courtesy of TC Black, Tri-Cities first premier black car service. Owner and Operator David McClain will provide a brief overview of the area, the activities they have been involved in and the story of TC Black will be discussed during the drive.
Once arriving at Purple Star Winery, Owners and Winemakers Amy and Kyle will lead you in a discussion and tour of the harvest process and the steps of fermentation, from picking in the vineyard to barrel aging. Hands-on experience will be provided depending on what stage of harvest is occurring.
Lunch will be provided and catered by Fast and Curryous. While they serve many traditional Indian dishes, they also developed Indian fusion dishes like their popular Tikka “Tacos”. In addition to providing fresh, healthy, and flavorful food to customers who appreciate ethnic cuisines, they also strive to make their food more approachable for many who may be reluctant to sample new cuisines. After the meal, you will be introduced to Chef/Owners Kavita and David who will talk about their journey into the vibrant Food Truck scene and events they participate in around Tri-Cities.
We will finish the day with a seated sensory and analysis tasting of the different stages of wine:
1. Fermenting juice
2. Barrel aging wine
3. Current release wine
4. Library wine
There will be time for Q/A and photos with all three companies. Each attendee will receive a thumb drive of press photos for use, bios, and logos of each company.
The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) attracts science enthusiasts from across the globe and is home to one of only two gravitational wave detectors in the country. LIGO first detected gravitational waves in 2015, which confirmed aspects of Einstein’s theory of relativity. Since 2015, there have been over 50 confirmed detections including collisions of black holes and neutron stars.
During the visit, attendees will see many interactive and static exhibits, including a full-scale engineering model of the “quad suspension” that is so critical to LIGO’s success. You will also experience an extraordinary view of the interferometer’s arms stretching 4 km (2.5 miles) off into the distance, get up close to a sample of the beam tube and its concrete enclosure, and visit the control room where you will learn more about our remarkable instrument. Additionally, attendees will receive a sneak peek of the recently completed LIGO Exploration Center. This center is scheduled to open in March 2022 and will be the largest hands-on science center in the region.
Afterward, we will stop by a favorite local food spot for some delicious fare from Bombing Range Brewing Company or The Dive before heading back to the Convention Center.
Meadow Springs Country Club is home to one of the premier golf courses in Washington State. This private, member-owned Club is located in the Heart of Washington Wine Country and is an integral part of Richland and the Tri-Cities community. The Club offers the ultimate experience in golf, dining, swimming, tennis, and relaxation. Designed by Robert Muir Graves, ASGCA, the Meadow Springs golf course offers a challenging, rewarding, and fun golf experience and a vibrant social atmosphere all within the scenic beauty of a stream-crossed green oasis in the dry air of the Columbia Basin.
Experience behind the scenes of harvest at one of the small wineries in the Tri-Cities, Frichette Winery. Owners and Winemakers Greg & Shae Frichette make mostly bold fruit-driven reds using Red Mountain AVA grapes. Their wines are available in their tasting room on Red Mountain, through their wine club and a handful of restaurants and specialty shops in the Pacific Northwest. During this experience with Greg & Shae, you will taste through wines in fermentation, do a few punch-downs, measure brix and temps and then enjoy lunch, finished wines, and conversation.
After lunch, you will immerse yourself in Wine Country with a horse-drawn wagon ride through the vineyards of the Red Mountain AVA with Red Mountain Trails. You will finish the ride at our farm with a wine flight at Red Mountain Trails Winery and a cozy firepit including s’mores. 15% discount on purchases extended at Red Mountain Trails Winery.
This exciting winemaker tour and tasting will include several current release wines and maybe even a vintage wine from the library! Join one of our winemakers for a tour of the winery, crush pad, cellar, barrel room, bottling line, and warehouse! It will be harvest time, so there is a good chance you will be able to witness the grapes coming in for their crush!
Welcome Aboard the MV West Star!
We are pleased to share with you an exclusive and unique way to explore the Columbia River where you can soak up views of local birdlife, occasional deer, and eagles. Experience a gourmet lunch and an afternoon river cruise on the Columbia River aboard our luxury vessel! We pride ourselves on providing decadent fare for every food preference –from vegan to meat lover. We invite you to join us onboard.
Enjoy a Harvest Experience at our brand-new production facility and tasting room. You will begin your tour experience with our winemaking team, learning about the production process, sampling wines from our fermentation tanks and barrel samples. We will transition to an engaging tasting of our reserve wines in our private barrel room, followed by a catered lunch from our Chefs at Fiction at J. Bookwalter, located just across the lawn. You can enjoy a leisurely afternoon on one of our many patio spaces before heading back for the evening activities. Following the tour, you are welcome to enjoy exclusive club member privileges for the day of 25% off any wines to-go and, as a bonus for our travelers, complimentary shipping on six bottles or more. We ensure you will have a fun day and a memorable experience!