What to Expect in Spring 2022

A Message from Walla Walla Valley Wine

We are thrilled to say the Walla Walla Valley is fully reopened at this time! We ask for your patience and understanding as individual businesses navigate fully reopening. Thank you for your support over the last two years.

Consumers should know that we are still keeping the safety of our guests, employees and community top of mind while continuing to deliver the unparalleled wine country experience the Walla Walla Valley is known for.

Find your way back to Walla Walla Valley Wine

We know you may have a few questions, so we put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Tips & Tricks for navigating wine tasting in the Walla Walla Valley.

  1. Book Reservations – We recommend that you make appointments with the wineries and tasting rooms you plan to visit.  In general, a good rule of thumb is to make sure you have contacted a winery, either through reservation, or calling ahead to make sure you understand their policies. Many wineries have a reservation system, accessible online or via email/phone – you can view wineries and make reservations here.
  2. Schedule in a Little More Time – Wineries and tasting room teams are working hard to make your visit as seamless as possible. Please be conscious of your scheduled appointments and allow yourself enough time to get from place to place to be on time for in-person tastings.
  3. Come Prepared to Taste Outside – While indoor tasting is now permitted at full capacity in the Walla Walla Valley, high demand means that some guests may want to taste outdoors. We recommend coming prepared for the outdoors.
  4. Have Fun and Enjoy! – While safety is of the utmost importance, wine country is meant to be enjoyed! We are so grateful for your support of Walla Walla Valley Wine!

FAQ's

Are the wineries and tasting rooms in the Walla Walla Valley open?

Wineries are open! Reservations are recommended for all visitors, and we recommend checking in with wineries prior to your visit for their policies regarding appointments. We look forward to welcoming you to the Walla Walla Valley!

Do I need to make reservations?

We recommend that you make appointments with the wineries and tasting rooms you plan to visit. While wineries are able to operate at 100% capacity , many are excited to return to wine country, and demand is high. In addition, some wineries may choose to continue operating at a lower capacity. The best way to ensure you can taste at a winery is to make a reservation.

In general, a good rule of thumb is to make sure you have contacted a winery, either through reservation, or calling ahead to make sure you understand their policies. Many wineries have a reservation system, accessible online or via email/phone – you can view wineries and make reservations here.

Do I need to wear a mask?

Winery visitors and employees are no longer required to wear a face covering.

Can I bring a group?

Yes, there are no limits on group size for wine tasting in the Walla Walla Valley.

What about restaurants?

Just like wineries, restaurants are permitted to operate at 100% capacity in both Washington and Oregon. We still recommend making reservations to ensure your spot at a restaurant during your visit.

Will wineries be serving food? Can we bring food?

We recommend that you check with each winery or tasting room prior to arrival.