Join more than 60 Walla Walla Valley wineries, internationally known guest winemakers and speakers in exploring one of the world’s most noble grape varieties – Merlot. Taste and compare wines from the Walla Walla Valley with wines from around the world during a captivating winemaker panel. Participate in special tastings of rare vintage wines and intimate winemaker dinners. Mix and mingle with acclaimed winemakers and chefs. Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine


Event Schedule at a Glance

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Vintage Pour | 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Friday, June 15, 2018
World of Merlot: Kick-Off Event | 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Merlot Grand Wine Tasting | 1:30-3:30 p.m. 
The Previews: Taste & Talk with Rex Pickett
| 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Movie Screening: Sideways | 7:15-9:30 p.m.
The Author's Table: Dinner with Rex Pickett | 7:30-10:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 16, 2018
Wine Panel Presentations and Tastings | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Collaborative Winemaker dinner series throughout the Walla Walla Valley | 6:00-9:00 p.m.

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