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Eternal Hosts Music in Walla Walla

Thursday, 02 November 2017 13:23

By Dan Clarke

Brad Binko is just concluding harvest. Given the circumstances, he’s a very busy—and probably very tired. Nevertheless, there’s too much to do for the artisan winemaker to stop and rest.

Brad Binko pours PicmonkeyBrad Binko pours an  Eternal red

 

Brad makes wines for his own two labels, Eternal Wines and Drink Washington Wine. The former concentrates on single vineyard wines from Rhône variety grapes; the latter specializes in blends from individual AVAs (appellations) around the state. His tasting room is in downtown Walla Wallaat 9 So. First Street. Soon he’ll open a second tasting room at 602 Piper Ave at the Walla Walla airport.

It’s hard to imagine that downtown tasting room as a concert venue, but that’s what the space will become on many nights in November. Live music—all performed by local musicians—will be played at the tasting room from 5:30 to 7:30. Why book music in this cozy location? “Well, I like to support local musicians,” Brad replies, who pauses a moment, then admits that he’s also a musician. He enjoys playing drums and the guitar (though probably not simultaneously) and hopes to eventually set up his drums so that he can sit in from time-to-time. If so, the multi-talented Binko may have to add a bit of juggling to his repertoire, as he’ll also be pouring wines by the glass and by the bottle as the tasting room becomes a happy hour cabaret these November evenings. The first weekend in November five new releases will debut; two from the Drink Washington Wine line (the 2015 Chardonnay and Carménère), as well as the latest vintages of Eternal Bliss (a Port-style fortified Syrah), Eternal Gratitude (Merlot from the Gamache Vineyard) and Eternal Sunshine (Viognier from Morrison Lane Vineyard).

Walla Walla is way hipper than you’d expect a city of 32,000 people would be. There are quite a few good restaurants and the music scene is vibrant. Eternal Wines’ early-evening concerts in November sound like a great addition to an already happening place in Washington’s wine country.

 

Editor’s note:  For more info on Eternal Wines and the music it will be presenting in November visit www.eternalwine.com

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