Friday, July 15, 2022 | 6:00-9:00 PM
Ticket Price: $150
Treat yourself to a seat at one of this year’s Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine – Syrah 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.
*You can preview the Collaborative Winemaker Dinner Series below. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning Friday, April 15 at 3:00 PM.
2022 Collaborative Winemaker Dinners
LOCATION: Canvasback | 1825 JB George Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362
WINERIES: Canvasback & L’Ecole N° 41
DINNER BY: Chef Penny Addison
Canvasback x L’Ecole N° 41, an Exploration of Fifty Years of Winemaking
Merlot runs deep in the friendship and history of L’Ecole N° 41 & The Duckhorn Portfolio. Be prepared to be tantalized by locally sourced cuisine crafted by Chef Penny thoughtfully paired with world-class Syrah & Merlot as well as some sneak peeks from the library by both Brian Rudin, Canvasback winemaker & Marcus Rafanelli, L’Ecole N° 41 winemaker.
LOCATION: Caprio Cellars | 1603 Whiteley Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362
WINERIES: Caprio Cellars, Amavi Cellars & Pepper Bridge Winery
DINNER BY: Chef Ian Williams of Caprio Cellars
Caprio Cellars, Pepper Bridge Winery & Amavi Cellars welcome you to a dinner prepared by Chef Ian Williams. Not only will you be will sipping on world class wine from three of Walla Walla Valley’s top wineries, but you will taste the seasonal flavors from our local farmers.
LOCATION: College Cellars of Walla Walla | 3020 E. Isaacs Avenue, Walla Walla, WA 99362
WINERIES: College Cellars of Walla Walla, Hoquetus Wine Company, itä wines & SMAK Wines
DINNER BY: Wine Country Culinary Institute
The new wave of Walla Walla invites you to taste the future of our Valley. The freshly styled wines of Hoquetus Wine Company, itä wines, and SMAK Wines, all projects from graduates of Walla Walla Community College’s Institute for Enology & Viticulture, will be paired with a farm-to-table dinner from the Wine Country Culinary Institute.
LOCATION: KINHAVEN | 1050 Merlot Drive, Walla Walla, WA 99362
WINERIES: KINHAVEN, Brook & Bull Cellars and Vital Wines
DINNER BY: Walla Walla Steak Company
Dine in the Vines
Join the Kinhaven Team for an intimate gathering with winemakers, Ashley Trout, of Brook & Bull and VITAL and Tim Donahue of Kinhaven for a memorable experience over good wine and delicious food in Kinhaven’s dining-in-the-vines space by Walla Walla Steak Company – it surely will be an event not to miss!
LOCATION: Kontos Cellars | 10 N 2nd Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362
WINERIES: Kontos Cellars & Otis Kenyon Wine
DINNER BY: Chef Maximillian Petty of The Kinglet
Enjoy an intimate dinner with hallmark downtown wineries Kontos Cellars and Otis Kenyon Wine with a menu thoughtfully curated by Walla Walla newcomer The Kinglet.
LOCATION: Time & Direction| 4 N Spokane Street, Walla Walla, WA 99362
WINERIES: Time & Direction and Lagana Cellars
DINNER BY: Chef Nathan Carlson of WTF Eat It Food Truck
Time and Direction and Lagana Cellars have teamed up for an epic epicurean adventure that will feature Syrah to the max! Preparing the food this evening is Chef Nathan Carlson who recently left the brick-and-mortar scene for the roaming food truck life operating the Where There’s Food Eat It food truck with his wife. You are in for a real treat!
LOCATION: REININGER Winery | 5858 Old Highway 12, Walla Walla, WA 99362
WINERIES: REININGER Winery & Tamarack Cellars
DINNER BY: Chef Emry Kleck of The Q Wood-Fired Grill
Anniversary Dinner with REININGER Winery & Tamarack Cellars
Celebrate Walla Walla Valley wine with REININGER Winery and Tamarack Cellars as they commemorate their 25th and 24th anniversaries respectively. Chef Emry Kleck of the Q Wood-Fired Grill will delight dinner guests with a wonderful four-course meal while Chuck Reininger and Danny Gordon, two of the longest tenured winemakers in the Valley, reminisce about the good ‘ol days of the Walla Walla wine industry. Chuck and Danny have selected what is sure to be an unmatched wine line-up of fan favorites, “off the beaten path” varietals and yes, a special library pairing just for this occasion – you won’t want to miss it!
LOCATION: Sleight of Hand Cellars | 1959 JB George Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362
WINERIES: Sleight of Hand Cellars, DAMA Wines & Denner Vineyards
DINNER BY: Chef Andrae Bopp of AK’s Mercado
Vinyl & Wine
Join Sleight of Hand Cellars, DAMA Wines and Denner Vineyards for an evening filled with killer wines and an awesome selection of vinyl! Dine under the stars on the patio at Sleight of Hand Cellars (weather permitting) with a spectacular menu crafted by Chef Andrae Bopp of AK’s Mercado!
LOCATION: Waterbrook Winery | 10518 US-12, Walla Walla, WA 99362
WINERIES: Waterbrook Winery & Browne Family Vineyards
DINNER BY: Chef de Cuisine Alex Leeper of Waterbrook Winery
Join us at Waterbrook Winery as our executive chef Alex Leper prepares a delicious and seasonal fresh feast paired with outstanding estate wines from Browne Family Vineyards and Waterbrook Winery. Stroll through our property, enjoy our enchanting ponds and experience outstanding Walla Walla hospitality. We look forward to you joining our family.
LOCATION: Woodward Canyon | 11920 W. Highway 12, Lowden, WA 99360
WINERIES: Woodward Canyon & Echolands Winery
DINNER BY: Chef Michael Corvino
Join Woodward Canyon, Echolands Winery, and Corvino Supper Club & Tasting Room in Woodward Canyon’s gardens for an evening of food, wine, and fun to celebrate the Walla Walla Valley. Your hosts for the evening will be Sager Small, Vineyard Manager and Second Generation Owner of Woodward Canyon and Doug Frost, Co-owner of Echolands Winery. Walla Walla native and James Beard nominated Chef Michael Corvino will create a fantastic menu beautifully paired with Woodward Canyon and Echolands wines. Please note, with prior notice, we are able to accommodate a vegetarian, pescatarian, nut-free, or shellfish-free menu. Unfortunately, we cannot offer any further menu modifications.
Walla Walla is a small, rural community and ride-share options are limited. The Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance offers complimentary round-trip transportation within Walla Walla County to these Saturday night dinners. Reservations are required and requests must be submitted by Monday, June 27, 2022. After purchasing your dinner tickets and lodging, email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your transportation.