Events

Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine is an a-la-carte experience.  We welcome you to join us for the entire weekend, but you also can buy tickets for any single event. 
ALL EVENTS ARE 21 AND OVER.
 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Vintage Pour | 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Location: Canoe Ridge Vineyard
Address: 1102 West Cherry Street
Ticket Price: $75. Buy now.
Sponsored by Olive Café & Marketplace.

Enjoy a rare opportunity to taste vintage wines (2009 and earlier) from over 30 Walla Walla Valley wineries. There are a very limited number of tickets available to this event. Hors d'oeuvres will be served by Walla Walla's Chef Jake Crenshaw of Olive Marketplace and Café.

Complimentary shuttle service provided from the Marcus Whitman Hotel & The Courtyard Marriott:

  • Shuttles will load at 4:00 p.m. to depart at 4:15 p.m.
  • Return service will begin at 6:30 p.m.


Friday, June 17, 2016

The World of Cabernet Sauvignon: Kick-off Event | 8:30-10:00 a.m.

Location: Gesa Powerhouse Theatre
Address: 111 North 6th Avenue
Complimentary tickets necessary. Sign up here.
Sponsored by Pacific Power.

Join us as we officially kick off the Celebrate wine weekend with two Master Sommeliers, who will give energizing and informative talks on Cabernet Sauvignon. Master Sommelier Thomas Burke oversees all business for the prestigious first growth Château Margaux in the United States, promoting the wines to passionate professionals and collectors. Doug Frost is an American Master of Wine and Master Sommelier as well as an author and wine consultant based in Kansas City, Missouri. Frost is one of four individuals in the world to hold simultaneously the Master of Wine and Master Sommelier titles, achieving his MS in 1991 and MW in 1993.  

Coffee and pastries will be served.

Complimentary shuttle service available from the Marcus Whitman Hotel & The Courtyard Marriott beginning at 8:00 a.m.
 

Winemaker Panel Presentations and Tastings | 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Location: Marcus Whitman Hotel
Address: 6 West Rose Street
Ticket Price: $55. Buy now.

A rare opportunity to compare and celebrate the Walla Walla Valley and three other internationally acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon growing regions. Geologist Kevin Pogue will give a brief introduction on terroir, and wine writer Andy Perdue will moderate a panel made up of three Walla Walla Valley winemakers, along with winemakers from Bordeaux, France, Millahue, Chile and Napa Valley, California. Participants will get to taste Cabernet Sauvignon from all six producers:

  • John Freeman, Waterbrook Winery | Walla Walla Valley
  • Chuck Reininger, Reininger Winery | Walla Walla Valley
  • Gordy Venneri, Walla Walla Vintners | Walla Walla Valley
  • Thomas Burke, Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux | Bordeaux, France
  • Thomas Rivers Brown, Rivers-Marie | Napa Valley, California
  • Patrick Valette, VIK | Millahue, Chile

Complimentary shuttle service available from the Courtyard Marriott beginning at 2:30 p.m.
 

Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Wine Tasting | 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Four-course Winemaker Dinner | 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Location:
-Grand Tasting: Cordiner Hall at Whitman College, 46 S Park St.
-Dinner: Reid Center at Whitman College, 280 Boyer Ave.
Ticket Price: $95. Buy now.
Sponsored by McDonald-Zaring Insurance & Andrae's Kitchen.

Begin the evening with a grand tasting of Cabernet Sauvignon from 40+ Walla Walla Valley wineries, followed by a 4-course dinner created by three premier chefs:

Each dinner table will be hosted by a Walla Walla Valley winemaker, who will skillfully pair their wines with each course. 

Shuttle service available from the Marcus Whitman hotel to Whitman College beginning at 5:10 p.m. Return service will be available throughout the night to the Marcus Whitman Hotel & the Courtyard Marriott Hotel.
 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Experience an exclusive evening in the Walla Walla Valley. Local chefs and winemakers will delight your taste buds during the Celebrate Walla Walla Wine weekend winemaker dinner series.

All dinners will be held:
June 18, 2016
6:00-9:00 p.m.
$125

Winemaker Dinners will be announced April 1.
 

Additional Ticket Information

Tickets to the Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine weekend are non-refundable after May 15th. There is a fee of 25% for tickets cancelled prior to May 15.