Friday, July 14, 2023 | 6:00-9:00 PM
Ticket Price: $150
Reserve a seat at one of this year’s Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine – Merlot Collaborative Winemaker Dinners. A long-standing tradition in the Walla Walla Valley, the Collaborative Winemaker Dinner Series provides a unique experience to engage first-hand with the legendary camaraderie that exists amongst the region’s wine and hospitality community.
Each dinner presents the opportunity to dine with collaborating winemakers, relax and enjoy the host winery’s distinctive location all while being treated to a multi-course wine-paired meal presented by one of the region’s most celebrated chefs.
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LOCATION: KINHAVEN, 1050 Merlot Dr, Walla Walla, WA 99362
WINERIES: KINHAVEN, ALUVÉ & Patterson Cellars
DINNER BY: TMACS
Join the winemakers of KINHAVEN, ALUVÉ and Patterson Cellars as they share a very special evening with you. Hosted by KINHAVEN at their estate vineyard, you will enjoy an intimate dinner among the vines. With a coursed, family style dinner served by TMACS along with wine pairings throughout, this evening is not to be missed! Come celebrate amazing Walla Walla wine and food with us!
LOCATION: Cold Creek Vintage Venue, 2329 Wallula Avenue, Walla Walla, WA
WINERIES: Lagana Cellars & TruthTeller Winery
DINNER BY: Chef Nathan Carlson of WTF Eat It
Take a deep breath, relax and enjoy a peaceful evening outdoors in the Walla Walla countryside with TruthTeller Winery and Lagana Cellars. We will host you at the open-air pavilion at Cold Creek Vintage Venue, a lovely eleven-acre ranch property with views of open fields and the Blue Mountains. You’ll enjoy fabulous food from Where There’s Food Eat It paired with a variety of our wines. Our winemakers will join you to discuss the wines, their insights, and their stories. And with wine, there are always good stories.
Apps upon Arrival
Candied Pork Belly with Pineapple
Compressed Watermelon, Feta, Fried Prosciutto
Soy Paper, Mango, Arugula, Basil, Honey-Chili
Cucumber Soup, Sea Scallop, Red Pepper Puree
Duck Breast & Confit, Fondant Potato, Succotash
SRF (Snake River Farms ) Wagyu Strip Loin, Carrot Puree, Caramelized Mushrooms, Fried Spinach, Jus
Asia S’mores – Sesame Graham Cracker, Green Tea Marshmallow, Sichuan Peppercorn Ganache, Black Coconut Ice Cream
LOCATION: MONGATA Winery, 81768 S Fork Walla Walla River Rd, Milton-Freewater, OR 97862
WINERIES: MONGATA Winery & Los Rocosos Vineyards
DINNER BY: Chef Heather Nygaard of Haute Stuff Catering
Northwest Vineyard Feast ! Gather at a long table in the Vineyard with MONGATA Winery, Los Rocosos Vineyards, SMAK Wines & Chef Heather Nygaard with Haute Stuff Catering. Inspired by local summer & farm fresh sources, this menu of mouth watering food and wine pairings will keep you in the moment. Breathtaking views of the Blue Mountains and South Fork Walla Walla River valley call from every direction of the vineyard, it all comes together like a perfect one evening vacation.
LOCATION: REININGER Winery, 5858 Old Hwy 12, Walla Walla, WA 99362
WINERIES: REININGER Winery & Walla Walla Vintners
DINNER BY: The Marc
Join two of the oldest wineries in Walla Walla, REININGER Winery and Walla Walla Vintners, for a winemaker dinner worthy of celebration. Enjoy a plated course meal catered by The Marc paired with current and library vintages of Walla Walla Merlot.
LOCATION: Yellowhawk Resort, 2901 Old Milton Hwy, Walla Walla, WA 99362
WINERIES: Yellowhawk Resort, Gifford Hirlinger & Time and Direction
DINNER BY: Walla Walla Steak Company
Come Celebrate with Yellowhawk, Gifford Hirlinger and Time & Direction for a delicious multi-course dinner from Walla Walla Steak Company paired with fun wines from around Walla Walla Valley!
Passed Apps Upon Arrival
Smoked Salmon Toast, Lemon Aioli, Pickled Shallot
Goat Cheese and Honey Tart
‘21 Yellowhawk Vineyard Select Blanc
’21 Yellowhawk Vineyard Select Rose
Country Pate| WW Sweet Onion Mustard, Cornichon, Frisée Salad
’22 Time and Direction 1.21 Gigawatts’ White Rhone Blend
Local Mushroom Risotto | Arugula, Smoked Olive Oil, Parmesan Crisp
’21 Time and Direction ‘Space Pants’ Mourvedre
Grilled Sirloin| Charred Broccolini, Au Poirvre, Potato Puree
’18 Gifford Hirlinger Merlot
Dark Chocolate and Hazelnut Tart
’18 Gifford Hirlinger Stateline Red Bordeaux Blend
Walla Walla is a small, rural community and ride-share options are limited. The Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance offers flat-rate ($10) round-trip transportation within Walla Walla County to these dinners. Reservations are required and requests must be submitted by Monday, June 26, 2023. Be sure to add on “Winemaker Dinner Transportation” to your purchase on Eventbrite, or after purchasing your dinner tickets and lodging, email email@example.com to reserve your transportation.