Collaborative Winemaker Dinner Series

Friday, July 14, 2023 | 6:00-9:00 PM

Ticket Price: $150

Treat yourself to 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.


Winemaker Dinners

SOLD OUT - Caprio Cellars, Amavi Cellars & Pepper Bridge Winery with Chef Kyle Daniel

LOCATION: Caprio Cellars, 1603 Whiteley Rd, Walla Walla, WA
WINERIES: Caprio Cellars, Amavi Cellars & Pepper Bridge Winery
DINNER BY: Chef Kyle Daniel

Caprio Cellars, Pepper Bridge Winery & Amavi Cellars come together to honor the fruits of our labor. This year we raise our glasses to celebrate Merlot as Caprio Cellars’ culinary team showcases the beautiful bounty of produce from across the Walla Walla Valley.

Ducleaux Cellars & Armstrong Family Winery with Chef Mauro Golmarvi

LOCATION: The GG, 922 Bonsella St, Walla Walla, WA 99362
WINERIES: Ducleaux Cellars & Armstrong Family Winery
DINNER BY: Chef Mauro Golmarvi of Assaggio Restaurant

It’s all about love at this winemaker dinner. Join the husband and wife teams of Ducleaux Cellars and Armstrong Family Winery as they partner with Chef Mauro Gomarvi of Assaggio Restaurant at his wife’s historic Walla Walla Inn, The GG. Enjoy an elegant dinner on the lawn of the GG as you enjoy a multi-course Italian feast, passionately paired with small-lot Walla Walla Valley wines from Ducleaux and Armstrong Family.

SOLD OUT - KINHAVEN, ALUVÉ & Patterson Cellars with TMACS

LOCATION: KINHAVEN, 1050 Merlot Dr, Walla Walla, WA 99362

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!

L'Ecole N° 41 & Canvasback with The Q Wood Fired Grill

LOCATION: L’Ecole N° 41, 41 Lowden School Rd, Lowden, WA 99360
WINERIES: L’Ecole N° 41 & Canvasback
DINNER BY: The Q Wood Fired Grill

Dine in the barrel room at L’Ecole N° 41 during this winemaker dinner featuring Cavasback, L’Ecole N° 41 and a menu prepared by The Q Wood Fired Grill. 

itä wines & Kontos Cellars with Chef Raul Costellanos

LOCATION: Les Collines Vineyard, 4137 Hood Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362
WINERIES: itä wines & Kontos Cellars
DINNER BY: Chef Raul Costellanos of The GG

Join itä wines and Kontos Cellars for dinner among the vines of Les Collines Vineyard, one of the premier sites in the Walla Walla Valley. It will be a rare opportunity to enjoy wines right where the grapes are grown.

Lagana Cellars & TruthTeller Winery with Chef Nathan Carlson

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. 

MONGATA Winery, Los Rocosos Vineyards & SMAK Wines with Haute Stuff Catering

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.

REININGER Winery & Walla Walla Vintners with The Marc

LOCATION: REININGER Winery, 5858 Old Hwy 12, Walla Walla, WA 99362
WINERIES: REININGER Winery & Walla Walla Vintners

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. 

SOLD OUT - Woodward Canyon, Echolands Winery & Prospice Wines with The Kinglet

LOCATION: Woodward Canyon, 11920 Highway 12, Lowden, WA 99360
WINERIES: Woodward Canyon, Echolands Winery & Prospice Wines
DINNER BY: The Kinglet

Join Woodward Canyon, Echolands Winery and Prospice Wines in Woodward Canyon’s gardens for an incredible evening, with food prepared by The Kinglet to celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine.

Yellowhawk Resort, Gifford Hirlinger & Time and Direction with Walla Walla Steak Company

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!




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 to reserve your transportation.