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3 days and 2 Nights with Top Chef and Winemakers Serving Great Food and Wine Riverside on the Wild and Scenic Wallowa and Grande Ronde Rivers

As if floating through a beautiful roadless canyon weren't enough by itself, we have teamed up with some of Walla Walla's best chefs and winemakers to create a trip wine lovers, foodies, and outdoor lovers wont want to miss. Andrae Bopp from Andrae's Kitchen will be working closely with a winemaker to provide multi-course gourmet dinners paired with local Walla Walla wine on a very special rafting trip. Be guided down the roadless section of the scenic Wallowa and Grande Ronde rivers by day and by night fed well beyond expectation by Andrae as great food is matched with great wines presented by a local Walla Walla winemaker.

We are offering these trips in 2 unique options. If you enjoy rafting beautiful wilderness canyons paired with great food and wine; choose one of our whitewater options in June or July. In early June the canyon is green and full of wildflowers. It is a great time of year to hike the canyon and smell the sweet fragrance of mock orange or simply relax riverside enjoying awesome scenery, wildlife in their own setting, and great company. We may or may not get rain on our early June trips and temperatures are cooler on average than our July trips. If you love swimming, lower river flows, and warmer temperatures, look at our late July trip for warmer weather and great swimming conditions. Both times of year provide great opportunities to enjoy the wild and scenic river corridor.

You can choose to be rowed down the river on an oar framed raft, paddle your own inflatable kayak (dependant on spring flows), or paddle as a team in a paddle raft. The only requirement is that you love fantastic scenery, great food, great wine, and excellent company.

If you like rafting . . .

through a scenic canyon . . .

viewing wildlife . . .

eating great food . . .

paired with great wine . . .

presented by top chefs and winemakers . . .

and ending with beautiful nights on the river . . .

 

then it is time to book a trip.

Contact: Grant or Lottie at 541-437-1111

Trip Length: 40 miles

Put in/Take out: Minam Store and Motel, Mud Creek

3 Day Trip Rate: $995 per adult

Dates in 2017:

May 22-24 with Justin Wylie winemaker at Va Piano Vineyards

May 29-31 with Mike Berghan winemaker at Gifford Hirlinger

June 5-7 with Jon Meuret winemaker at Maison Bleue

July 10-12 with Cameron Kontos winemaker at Kontos Cellars

July 17-19 Whitman College Alumni Trip with Whittie and winemaker Jared Burns from Revlery Vintners

What is included: All meals starting with lunch the first day and lunch the last day. Each guest will recieve a cot, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, tent, and dry bags. A list of personal items that should be packed will be given out once a guest is booked. To reserve a spot requires a 50% non-refundable deposit. Trips start at the Minam Store and transportation back to Minam at the end of the trip is included.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis or race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Richie Outfitters Inc is a partner with the Umatilla National Forest.