Walla Walla Valley Winemakers Share Itinerary Series for the Fall Season

Travel to Walla Walla this fall with an insider’s guide to the Valley’s best kept secrets and celebrated favorites, personally curated by local winemakers.


WALLA WALLA, Wash. (September 16, 2021) – Walla Walla Valley Wine has unveiled the fifth annual Wander Walla Walla Valley Wine series of curated winemaker itineraries. Walla Walla Valley winemakers and winegrowers created custom itineraries focused on sharing their favorite Walla Walla spots, including prized wineries, eateries and attractions, all while revealing insider tips and tricks along the way.

Walla Walla’s lively arts and culture scene, culinary treasures, outdoor recreation, and vibrant wine community have grown over the past decade and continue to attract the interest of both wine lovers and travelers alike. The Walla Walla Valley is home to the highest concentration of wineries in Washington, close to 3,000 acres of vineyards and offers the most immersive wine country experience in the Pacific Northwest.

“Visitors love to do what the locals do and who better to guide them through a day in wine country than the winemakers that call the Walla Walla Valley home,” says Robert Hansen, Executive Director of Walla Walla Valley Wine.  “These unique itineraries offer a personal touch during one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. With the beauty of harvest and the leaves changing, fall is a wonderful time to wander the Walla Walla Valley.”

This year’s program includes eight new itineraries available Thursday through Sunday from October 1 to December 19, 2021. Visitors can register for the itinerary of their choice at WallaWallaWine.com/Wander beginning September 16. Registrants gain access to the full itinerary and can check in itinerary author’s host winery and receive commemorative pins to let people know they are wandering. Registration is free, and the itinerary is a pay-as-you-go experience.

“There is no better way to experience this town than wandering through it, finding gems unveiled by the recommendations made for you from those who know it intimately,” says Hansen. “Taking part in this journey allows visitors to indulge their interests, while hopefully discovering a few surprises along the way.”

This year’s itineraries include:

  • “An Outdoor Day Date” by Josh McDaniels, CEO & Director of Winemaking for Bledsoe Family Wine Estates
  • “Local Food & Wine Adventure” by Michael Rasch, Owner & Winemaker for Golden Ridge Cellars
  • “What’s New to Walla Walla?” by Matt Austin, Owner & Winemaker of Grosgrain Vineyards
  • “Eclectic Walla Walla Choose-Your-Own Adventure” by Kelsey Albro Itämeri, Owner & Winemaker of itä wines
  • “Old School Walla Walla” by Serge Laville & Kate Derby Raymond, Winemaker & Assistant Winemaker for Spring Valley Vineyard
  • “Tasting & Tunes Journey” by Steve Wells, Owner & Winemaker of Time & Direction Wines
  • “Low Key & Local” by Chris Loeliger, Owner & Winemaker of TruthTeller Winery
  • “Closer to the Vines Wine Tour” by George-Anne Robertson, Winemaker for Yellowhawk Resort & Sparkling House



About Walla Walla Valley Wine

Walla Walla Valley Wine is a nonprofit wine industry membership organization whose primary mission is the marketing of the Walla Walla Valley’s American Viticultural Area (AVA). Walla Walla Valley Wine functions as the leading informational resource for consumers, media and trade interested in learning more about the Valley’s wine industry.


Liz Knapke
Communications & Marketing Director, Walla Walla Valley Wine
[email protected] | (509) 526-3117 office

Shelby Pryor
Communications & Marketing Coordinator, Walla Walla Valley Wine
[email protected] | (509) 526-3117 office




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