Issue #10: Take a Breath

Ferries of Puget Sound – Just the thought puts a smile on my face. I love the wait, like a train, there is anticipation for its arrival and at that moment your journey can begin. You board with others, destined to arrive at the next port of call and I wonder will we continue on …

Issue #10: Explore Seattle

Seattle, like most great cities, is made up of a diverse collection of neighborhoods that when added together form something truly unique. The names will mean very little until you make the journey, but we want to give you a slice of what they mean to us in hopes that when your travels take you …

Issue #9: Amsterdam

WHETHER COURTNEY AND I ARE STROLLING the picturesque canals brimming with majestic white swans or meandering through the streets on colorful Dutch bicycles, I never get bored of this charming, historic and vibrant city. The best place to start is at the Amsterdam Tourist Board kiosks. They’re conveniently located at the airport and throughout the …

Issue #8: Red Mountain, Established 2001

Red Mountain is the smallest appellation (sub appellation of Yakima Valley) in Washington State at 4,040 acres (1,630 ha). Due to warm temperatures, red grape varieties dominate on Red Mountain. There are, however, limited plantings of white grape varieties as well. Klipsun, Taylor Mag and Canyons vineyards are sources for Browne Family Vineyards, including our …

Issue #7: WORLD OF WINE

Courtney and I had a unique opportunity at the end of last year and beginning of this year to visit and explore three dynamic wine regions in the world: New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. New Zealand truly had the most “Jurassic Park wow factor” in the wine world. The islands have such an incredible …

Issue #6: Adelaide City, South Australia

Founded in 1836, this cute town is laid out on a grid with a charming city center and lots of open space. It’s loaded with historic charm. Adelaide weather is moderate. Year-round blue skies yield winter temperatures of 61°F and 82°F in summer. It’s summer right now Down Under. This is area Australia’s wine capital, …

Issue #5: Bandon Dunes

BandonDunes Coast

What makes an epic trip? A special experience that is unexpected yet in retrospect exceeds all expectations is an epic trip. For me, that experience took place at Bandon Dunes, Oregon, this fall. We encountered weather that doesn’t happen often along the rainy Oregon coast: a slight breeze, high 60s and pure sunshine. I invited …

Explore: Canyon Vineyard Ranch

CVR

We have enjoyed such a bounty this harvest through Washington, and this is evident in our Browne Family Vineyards hallmark site: Canyon Vineyard Ranch in Prosser, part of the Yakima Valley. Not only is this site near and dear to my heart because of its rolling hills, wide variety of microclimates and clay soil (which …