WALLA WALLA, Wash. (September 7, 2018) – The Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance (WWVWA) released the second annual WWander Walla Walla Valley Wine series of curated winemaker itineraries today. The WWVWA partnered with Walla Walla Valley winemakers to create custom itineraries focused on sharing their Walla Walla, highlighting treasured wineries, eateries and attractions; revealing tips and tricks along the way.
Known for its small-town charm, the Walla Walla Valley is home to the highest concentration of wineries in Washington, close to 3,000 acres of vineyards and panoramic views of the Blue Mountains. Walla Walla’s vibrant arts and culture scene, culinary meccas, adventurous outdoor activities and wine community has grown in the past fifteen years and continues to surprise and delight both wine connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike.
“Travelers love to do what the locals do and who better to recommend a weekend full of activities than the celebrated winemakers of the Walla Walla Valley? Each itinerary is unique to a winemaker and offers a planned trip for even the last-minute traveler!” shares Ashley Riggs, Chief Operating Officer of the WWVWA. “The Walla Walla Valley is gorgeous with harvest in full swing during the fall. As winter sets in, visitors can escape to the peaceful Valley by flying directly into our regional airport.
This year’s program includes 10 new itineraries available Thursday through Sunday from October 11 to December 16, 2018. Visitors can register for the itinerary of their choice at WallaWallaWine.com/WWander beginning September 3. Registrants gain access to the full itinerary and receive exclusive waived tasting fees* and a 10% discount on two or more bottles* at the itinerary author’s host winery. Registration is free, and the itinerary is a pay-as-you-go experience. *Mobile check-in is required at the itinerary author’s winery to receive benefits.
Example itinerary stops include:
REINGINER Winery – Itinerary created by Chuck Reininger, founder and winemaker
DAMA Wines – Itinerary created by Mary Derby, founder and winemaker
“To me, WWander Walla Walla Valley Wine represents a treasure hunt of what our charming village has to offer,” shares Mary Derby, DAMA Wines founder and winemaker. “I hope that this journey brings you joy and a few surprises that make you want to come back and visit us again in the Walla Walla Valley.”
About the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance
The Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance is a non-profit wine industry membership organization whose primary mission is to build an internationally acclaimed Walla Walla Valley wine brand among consumers, media, and trade by providing marketing programs on behalf of member wineries, vineyards, and partners. The Wine Alliance functions as the leading informational resource for consumers, media, and trade interested in learning more about the Valley’s wine industry
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