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Relive the epic tale of Timothy Eganís book thatís swept the Northwest


Leavenworth, WA Ė Dramatic and romantic, The Winemakerís Daughter by Seattle-based Pulitzer Prize winner Timothy Egan, takes the reader on a high-spirited adventure from the vineyards east of Washingtonís Cascades to Italy, in search of the almighty ingredient in winemaking Ė water.Run of the River, a premier inn and refuge in the center of Winemakerís Daughter country, brings the story to you with full-bodied flavor.Starting with a signed copy of this New York Times bestseller, guests of Run of the River are invited to relive the travels of the winemakerís daughter, Brunella Cartolano, as she sought to save her fatherís vineyards from ruin. With less epic urgency, but no less beauty, guests can enjoy visiting vineyards right in Winemakerís Daughter country for tastings and demonstrations, then return to Run of the River for privacy, solace and refuge.


Upon reserving, guests will receive a copy of The Winemakerís Daughter, in order to enjoy the book prior to their three-night stay in Run of The Riverís adventure suites.On arrival a gift basket will be waiting, filled with a local wine from the vineyards on the tour and plenty of goodies with which to enjoy it. Private, romantic and within reach of plenty of watchable wildlife, Run of the River is the perfect place to read through the book, or simply enjoy the company of a significant other.Awake each morning to a hearty, healthy breakfast, then armed with detailed directions take a driving tour, deep into scenic wine-country made famous by The Winemakerís Daughter.Each day, plan to visit one or two wineries where guests are welcomed with tastings and demonstrations.For the hearty, hop on the specially-outfitted mountain bikes available from Run of the River, and enjoy a picnic along the way.Run of the River innkeepers are avid hikers and bikers, and will gladly share some of their local knowledge of the most scenic routes.Return to simply enjoy the symphony of wildlife or visit Leavenworth.


Run of the Riverís Winemakerís Daughter package includes:

                     The Winemakerís Daughter, by Timothy Egan, sent prior to the stay to prepare for the tour.

                     Three nights at Run of the River Inn and Refuge in a suite including a king-size log-hewn bed, Jacuzzi surrounded by river rock, private fireplace, and porch complete with a swing, overlooking the Icicle River and the refuge beyond.Frog concerts at dusk are guaranteed.Rates are $205-245 per night per couple. A hearty and healthy breakfast for two each morning.

                     Local wine, fruit and cheese basket upon arrival.

                     Tastings at four wineries, all within fifteen minutes of the inn, maps and driving tours available.

                     Complimentary use of mountain bikes, including a Cannondale tandem for touring the countryside.


The package is available year-round, simply call 800-288-6491 or visit for details on this premier inn and The Winemakerís Daughter package.

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