Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine

The World of Merlot

June 14-16, 2018

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
  • 4:30-6:30 p.m. Vintage Pour at Doubleback
Friday, June 15, 2018
  • 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. World of Merlot Kick-Off at the Gesa Power House Theatre
  • 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Merlot Grand Wine Tasting at Foundry Vineyards
  • 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. The Previews: Taste & Talk with Rex Pickett at Gesa Power House Theatre
  • 7:15 - 9:30 p.m. Movie Screening: Sideways at Gesa Power House Theatre
  • 7:30 - 10:00 p.m. The Author's Table: Dinner with Rex Pickett at Whitehouse-Crawford Restaurant
Saturday, June 16, 2018
  • 10:00-12:00 p.m. Wine Panel Presentations and Tastings at Marcus Whitman Hotel
  • 6:00-9:00 p.m. Winemaker dinner series throughout the Walla Walla Valley