Wine events showcase the rich variety of wine and food in the Walla Walla Valley, and offer some of the best opportunities to visit the Valley. Whether a release weekend or a holiday special, these weekends are certain to give visitors an unparalleled experience.
Spring Release Weekend, May 3-5, 2019
The first releases of new vintages always highlights this weekend. During Spring Release, the Valley’s winemakers mingle with wine lovers, introducing their new wines and sharing the creative winemaking process. Spring Release revelers are the first to enjoy each new vintage, and typically have the first opportunity to take home wines that can be found only by visiting the wineries and tasting rooms in person. In addition to sampling and purchasing newly released wines, many wineries offer special activities, including winemaker dinners, live music and much more.
Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine, June 13-15, 2019
Join more than 60 Walla Walla Valley winemakers, three internationally known guest winemakers and well-known wine critics and experts in exploring one of the world’s most beloved and noble red wine grape varieties–Cabernet Sauvignon. Participate in rare vintage tastings, reserve a seat at intimate winemaker dinners and compare the Walla Walla Valley Cabernets with other leading wine regions around the world during wine panel presentations.
Fall Release Weekend, November 1-3, 2019
Mapping out a fun weekend touring the wineries is a treasured fall tradition for wine lovers of all stripes. The Valley embraces the cooler weather with winemaker dinners, live music, art festivals, and many more activities to make this weekend an adventure to remember. Walla Walla Fall Release Weekend is an exciting time to savor the refreshing fall in the Valley.
Holiday Barrel Tasting, December 3-8, 2019
This annual event held the first full weekend of December is certain to inspire your holiday spirit. Amid the festive atmosphere of the season, winemakers and cellar staff offer samples of future releases straight from the barrel. New releases often include the barrel samples you tasted at the prior year’s event. In the true spirit of the Valley, each winery participates in its own unique way, offering a variety of features, including art, music, culinaria and more.
To learn more and plan your trip to the Walla Walla Valley, go to wallawalla.org.