Wine on the Snake River through Hells Canyon 5 Days
Chef Aaron Woo
Browne Family Vineyards | Walla Walla, WA
Chef Aaron Woo, winner of Cooking Light’s 2013 Trailblazing Chef Award, is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, Greystone, and the California Culinary Academy, San Francisco. An OARS regular, both as chef and guest, Aaron focuses on seasonal availability, and revels in creating new menus using a variety of local ingredients.
Wines from Browne Family Vineyards will be thoughtfully paired and presented by their resident wine educator. Guests can expect a selection of wines from labels representing Oregon, Idaho and Washington vineyards, highlighting the flavor of the regions we raft in.
This wine tasting and Snake River rafting adventure begins with a private flight from Lewiston, Idaho to Halfway, Oregon and offers spectacular views of Hells Canyon, the deepest gorge in North America.
Marking the border between Idaho and Oregon, Hells Canyon plunges to depths of nearly 8,000 feet between the Seven Devils range to the east and Oregon’s rim country to the west. Through this tremendous gorge, the warm, clear waters of the Snake River thunder through some of the most exciting, big-wave rapids in the Northwest; in calmer sections, the Snake serves up great fishing opportunities. Hells Canyon’s watery bliss is matched by its stunning rockscapes and the intriguing remnants of past inhabitants, both indigenous and transplanted, creating a rich river adventure that’s hard to beat.