The Taste and Tote program benefits:
'What If I’m Not a Member of Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan™?
You can join free of charge anytime online by clicking here (AlaskaAir.com) or ask for a sign-up form at the Alaska Airlines ticketing counter in Yakima, Walla Walla or Pasco/Tri Cities prior to checking the case of wine. Be sure your Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan number is in your reservation and you’re set! The Mileage Plan also gives you access to over 700 destinations worldwide across 14 airline partners.
The wine must be safely packaged for transport in a protective shipping container. The TSA asks that containers not be sealed, but remain open for inspection. Shipping boxes are available at many of the region's wineries as well as visitor information centers and will vary in price. Please note that it is the responsibility of the Alaska Airlines passenger to be sure the wine is properly packaged for checking as luggage. Advise the Alaska Air Customer Service Agent when you check in so the box can be properly labeled with FRAGILE stickers. Items packaged in cardboard boxes are covered in case of loss, but are checked at your own risk for damage. View Alaska Airlines' Check Baggage Policies for more details.
How many cases are allowed?
Each Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan member with an outbound ticket will be allowed one case to be checked free of charge. Passengers with additional cases will be charged the regular baggage fee.
Can passengers check one case of wine at no charge through to their final destination, even if they are connecting to another airline?
Yes, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan passengers can check their first case of wine at no charge to their final destination, unless the case is retrieved from baggage and rechecked at any stopover.
Does the Taste and Tote program apply for all fifty states & international flights?
The first case free program applies to all out-bound domestic destinations. While the wine can be checked through on international flights, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan passengers must meet the customs requirements of the destination country.
How do Alaska Airlines passengers redeem their free wine tastings at participating wineries?
At participating wineries that charge a tasting fee, passengers can receive free tastings by presenting their current (within 10 days of arrival) in-bound Alaska Airlines boarding pass. One waived tasting fee is available per boarding pass. Some restrictions may apply during certain events and by winery.
Are the first case free at check-in available for Alaska Airlines passengers at any other airports in Washington State?
No, the Yakima, Pasco/Tri Cities and Walla Walla airports are the only airports in Washington State with this program.
Can passengers fly in to one of the participating airports and fly out of another?
Yes, as long as both the in-bound and out-bound flights are on Alaska Airlines, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan passengers may fly into and out of participating airports.
What is the Hertz Rent-a-Car offer?
To encourage travel within the region, Hertz will waive the car drop-off fee when their vehicle is rented at one of the three airports (Yakima, Pasco/Tri-Cities or Walla Walla) and returned at one of the other two cities in the program with a valid Alaska Airlines boarding pass. In addition, Hertz offers special discounts for participants. Visit www.hertz.com, click the box "Discount or Promo Code" and on the first line that says "Discount/CDP/Club Code" type the number 2015337 for special rates.
For more details on the program visit www.tasteandtote.com
For visitor information contact one of these sponsoring tourism organizations:
Washington Wine Country: www.winecountrywashington.org/
Yakima Valley: www.yakimavalleytourism.com
Walla Walla: http://www.wallawalla.org/
Knight Hill Winery | 5330 Lombard Loop Rd | Zillah, WA 98953
Open 11-5 Daily, President's Day weekend thru November. December til President's Day weekend by appointment.