Get lost in the sweet desolation of the Horse Heaven Hills viticultural region. Call ahead and make an appointment with Destiny Ridge Vineyard (509/786-3497), estate vineyard of Prosser-based Alexandria Nicole Cellars and a major grower for dozens of other wineries. Take in the sweeping views of the Columbia River as winemakers take you on a 2.5-hour tour ($35) of the vineyards followed by a barrel room tasting with light hors d’oeuvres. The vineyard also recently began a “glam-camp” program. Cozy up in a 14- by 17-foot platform tent equipped with electricity and water. Campers will be serviced with food to fire up a barbecue dinner and a breakfast in the vineyards for a one-of-a-kind getaway. Call for pricing.
Also here in the hills of the state’s most remote region, Columbia Crest Winery (Hwy. 221, Columbia Crest Dr., Paterson, 509/875-2061, www.columbia-crest.com , 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. daily) is perched just north of Paterson with its own commanding view across the Columbia River and adjacent vineyards. Founded in 1962, and now one of Washington’s largest wine producers, Columbia Crest operates much of the winery below ground, making it easier to maintain cool temperatures throughout the year.