Walla Walla

The Walla Walla Valley is quickly becoming Washington's most prestigious and talked-about wine region out of the state's five appellations. It is also the most remote, located on the southeastern border of Washington and Oregon. Named after the city of Walla Walla in Washington, this region produces some top notch Bordeaux varietals on its 1,800 acres of vines, namely Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon: Walla Walla's two signature varietals.


Featured Wineries

Amavi Cellars

For the love of life and quality wines, Amavi Cellars is a name to know.

Foundry Vineyards

Located in the western reaches of the renowned Walla Walla Valley, Foundry Vineyards is a world-class winery that blends exceptional wine with fine art to create a unique and memorable wine tasting experience.

K Vintners & Charles Smith Wines

In 2008, K Vintners was recognized by Wine & Spirits Magazine as Winery of the Year in its annual buying guide, as well as one of the Best New Wineries of the Last Ten Years.

Lodmell Cellars

Lodmell Cellars is lauded for more than Merlot. The estate vineyard has doubled in size to a total of 30 acres, and now, in addition to Merlot, it is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, and Sémillon.

Pepper Bridge Winery

Pepper Bridge Winery is known for its elegant, balanced wines handcrafted from grapes grown in its two renowned, sustainably farmed estate vineyards, Pepper Bridge and Seven Hills.

Tertulia Cellars

Named “tertulia” for the Spanish word meaning a social gathering of friends, Tertulia Cellars focuses on making terroir-driven wines from the finest vineyards in the region

Three Rivers WInery

Named for Eastern Washington’s three most prominent rivers: Columbia, Snake, and Walla Walla, Three Rivers Winery produces award-winning, ultra-premium wines from some of the Columbia Valley’s most prestigious vineyards.

Notable Wineries

Basel Cellars Estate Winery

The exquisite steel gate at the start of a winding quarter-mile drive is the visitor’s first indication that Basel Cellars Estate Winery provides a singular experience.

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Dunham Cellars

One would not expect to find barrels of wine inside a rustic, remodeled World War II-era airplane hangar, but that is exactly where visitors find Dunham Cellars.

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Forgeron Cellars

In downtown Walla Walla, an historic blacksmith shop houses the tasting room and winery of Forgeron Cellars.

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Russell Creek Winery

The Russell Creek Winery was founded in 1998 on a small farm along the banks of Russell Creek. The wines were first made with a hand-operated wine press and five-gallon carboys.

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Featured Accommodations

Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center

Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center is a landmark and storied gathering place for the local community and visitors alike.

Featured Businesses

Featured Destinations

Wonderful Walla Walla

Here in Walla Walla, the weather is generally sunny and warm, and so are the people. Walla Wallans greet you with a smile, ask you where you’re from, and make you glad you came.

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Wine Country Experiences Washington

8/4/2016

AS A WINE COUNTRY, the state of Washington is unlike any other. Most of the state’s vineyards lie east of the Cascade Mountains where, on average, the sun shines more than 300 days per year. Yet, many wineries are located up to 200 miles away! Now home to more than 900 wineries and 13 appellations, Washington is teeming with wonderful wine country experiences. In the northwestern corner of the state, Seattle puts you in close proximity to a booming urban winery scene, the established wine region Woodinville, and wineries on the Puget Sound. In central and southeast Washington, the mighty Columbia Valley holds many “sub-regions” whose names have become synonymous with excellent wine. Spend time in the Yakima Valley, Wahluke Slope, Horse Heaven Hills, Walla Walla Valley, and Lake Chelan—and don’t miss the Columbia Gorge!

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Favorite Foodie Finds in Walla Walla, WA

7/1/2015

As one of the nation's top small towns for food, Walla Walla is home to many culinary artists. Here's where they tell us they like to dine.

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Pacific Northwest Pairings

6/15/2015

Situated in the Cascade Mountain Range, Oregon and Washington are blessed with fertile soils that make the region a top producer of apples, mushrooms, berries, peaches, and winegrapes.

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Walla Walla, WA: Twice as Nice

2/1/2015

Creative, urban, and very nice, the southeastern Washington town of Walla Walla surprises us over and over again. 

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Culinary Walla Walla

6/24/2014

Walla Walla is a friendly place: the kind of place where neighbors know each other, cheer each other on, and help each other out. 

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Ten Great Things to do in Washington Wine Country

6/24/2014

Washington state’s wines continue to turn heads, and the diversity of varietals produced are as distinctive as the different tasting regions—from Woodinville in the northwest, to Walla Walla in the southeast, to Spokane in the northeastern part of the state.

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Washington's Complex Reds

12/24/2013

How do we describe a red wine from Washington? We asked five top Washington winemakers if they could shed some light on the subject for us.

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Big Thinkers In Washington Wine Country

6/7/2013

Great wines are born in the vineyard. Innovative minds introduce them to the world. We’d like you to meet some dedicated people inWashington State who are doing big things for Washington wine.

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Wines of Washington (Wow!) And the Next 25 Years

12/23/2012

Checking in with several key players in Washington wine from across the state to see how they think the wines of Washington will wow us next.

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4 Fabulous Wine Destinations

12/20/2012

Wonderful wines, tempting food, spectacular scenery, and lots of interesting things to do—these are the elements that make a wine destination fabulous.

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Notes From a Resident: Standout Washington Tasting Rooms

6/19/2012

The State of Washington may have a reputation for coffee culture, hikers, and hippies in the west; cowboys, apples, and wheat in the east, but one thing is clear: Washington takes its wines very seriously.

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Goals, Glory, and Washington Winemakers

12/13/2011

The State of Washington is home to an impressive breed of winemaker.

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