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. - SOLD OUT
Location: Dunham Cellars
Address: 150 East Boeing Avenue
Ticket Price: SOLD OUT
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.
-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:
- Scott Mason, Ketchum Grill, Enoteca and Town Square Tavern, Ketchum, Idaho
- Andrae Bopp, Andrae's Kitchen, Walla Walla
- Jim Cooley, Bon Appetit, Walla Walla
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
Winemaker Dinner: Reininger Winery, TERO Estates, Walla Walla Vintners - SOLD OUT
LOCATION: Reininger Winery (5858 Old Hwy 12, Walla Walla)
Join us for dinner, catered by Chef Rich of the Plow & Vine at the Fat Duck Inn. Enjoy wine from Reininger Winery, TERO Estates, and Walla Walla Vintners while snacking on canapés and other heavy appetizers during the cocktail hour. Dinner will feature an “open pairing” menu based on wine body where light, medium, and heavy bodied wines from all three wineries will be poured during each of the three courses. Of course, you’ll also have the opportunity to revisit any of the wines during dessert!
Winemaker Dinner: Pepper Bridge Winery, Dusted Valley Vintners, Caprio Cellars, Dunham Cellars - SOLD OUT
LOCATION: Pepper Bridge Winery (1704 JB George Road, Walla Walla)
Pepper Bridge Winery, Dusted Valley Vintners, Caprio Cellars and Dunham Cellars invite you to join us on the deck of Pepper Bridge Winery for an evening of fabulous food, wine, and friends. Enjoy a delicious meal prepared by Chef Jake Crenshaw of local favorite, Olive Marketplace and Café while you enjoy picturesque views of the Pepper Bridge estate vineyard. Mingle with our winemakers and principals and learn why Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most renowned grape varieties in the world!
Winemaker Dinner: Foundry Vineyards, Skylite Cellars, Kontos Cellars, Sweet Valley Wines, Ardor Cellars
LOCATION: Foundry Vineyards (1111 Abadie Street, Walla Walla)
Immerse yourself in wine and art while dining in Foundry Vineyards sculpture garden and world class art gallery. This elegant dinner experience will feature wine and be hosted by Foundry Vineyards, Skylite Cellars, Kontos Cellars, Sweet Valley Wines, and Ardor Cellars. Food will be prepared by Chef Jay Anderson. Don't miss out on this one of a kind experience!
Winemaker Dinner: Woodward Canyon, L’Ecole No 41, Long Shadows Vintners - SOLD OUT
LOCATION: L’Ecole No 41 (41 Lowden School Road, Lowden)
Join L’Ecole No 41, Long Shadows Vintners, and Woodward Canyon as they celebrate summer with food, wine and camaraderie. Appetizers will be served at L’Ecole, accompanied by cool white wines from each winery. Guests will then walk across the lawn to Woodward Canyon for dinner, consisting of three courses matched with red wines, followed by dessert. The wines served will include current releases as well as library wines. Woodward Canyon resident chef Sager Small’s Mediterranean inspired menu will further reflect the bounty of the Walla Walla Valley through his use of local ingredients. The winemakers/owners from the three wineries will be on hand to guide you through this wine country casual evening.
Winemaker Dinner: Sleight of Hand Cellars, Va Piano Vineyards, Gifford Hirlinger
LOCATION: Sleight of Hand Cellars (1959 JB George Road, Walla Walla)
Join Sleight of Hand Cellars, Va Piano Vineyards, and Gifford Hirlinger for what is sure to be a memorable outdoor (weather permitting) wine dinner. You will have the unique opportunity to feast on world class cuisine with a chef collaboration between local Chef Andrae Bopp of Andrae’s Kitchen and Chef Scott Mason of Ketchum Grill, Enoteca and Town Square Tavern. The music will be flowing from the turntable at Sleight of Hand so grab your friends and get your tickets for this rock n’ roll dinner today!
Winemaker Dinner: Forgeron Cellars, Tertulia Cellars, Garrison Creek Cellars, Zerba Cellars
LOCATION: The Marc Restaurant (6 W Rose St, Walla Walla)
Experience a memorable evening with award-winning dining and wine at The Marc Restaurant. Enjoy wine from Forgeron Cellars, Tertulia Cellars, Garrison Creek Cellars, and Zerba Cellars. A one-of-a-kind multicourse dinner by Executive Chef Scott McLean is sure to more than satisfy your taste buds!
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.