2011 Lake Chelan Wine Tour

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2011 Lake Chelan Wine Tour

09/23/2011 - 09/25/2011 - 12:00 am

Lake Chelan Overnight

104 West Woodin Avenue, Chelan, WA 98816

Registration is open at MotorsportReg

Join us in Chelan this year for the annual wine tour on September 23-25. This will again be a three-day event from Friday to Sunday. The Lake Chelan AVA is a rising star in the Pacific Northwest wine industry and we will visit some of the leading wineries that are putting Chelan and the surrounding valley on the map.

Accommodations for the weekend will be two nights at Campbell’s Resort on the sandy beaches of Lake Chelan. Campbell’s is Chelan’s premier downtown hotel and spa. Renovated in 2008, all rooms have a view of the lake, a private balcony or patio, a mini fridge, microwave and other comfortable amenities. Our room block this year will be a mix of studio, one and two bedroom units, some with full kitchens and elevator access.

The extended weekend will begin Friday morning with a drive over the mountains by way of the North Cascades Highway. For those who have not enjoyed this stretch of highway on road trips or on another BMW club drive, you will be in for a treat as we twist, climb and dive past dams, glacier-fed lakes, multiple mountain passes and quaint towns along the way. We will arrive in Chelan for a casual outdoor BBQ dinner overlooking the lake to wind down the day.

On Saturday we will trek through winding country roads to a number of wineries nestled in the hills on the east side of Lake Chelan, including a private tasting and catered lunch at Benson Vineyards in Manson. After our daytime adventures, the evening will end with a group dinner in Chelan for an Italian feast.

Sunday is a scheduled half-day to include wineries on the west side of the lake. The tour will officially end just after lunch time to give you the option to explore the area further or start a leisurely return home.

The agenda is structured to be group-focused and the registration fee will include most meals and all winery fees for the weekend. The cost is $165 per person. The registration fee is non-refundable, but I will be accepting waitlist registrations if you need to give up your spot. Lodging will be reserved separately, and you will be able to select from the available rooms once your registration has been confirmed. Discounted rooms are available from $122 to $160 per night.

Registration is open at http://bmwpugetsound.motorsportreg.com/ and is limited to twenty cars and/or forty people. If you do not have a MotorsportReg account, you will need to register as a new user, associate your account with BMW CCA Puget Sound Region and select the wine tour as an upcoming event. Please contact Dane Martin at bmw@pc-resource.com if you have any questions.

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