Walla Walla Valley Wine

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Walla Walla is a wine region within Columbia Valley that straddles both Oregon and Washington. Wine-making began in the mid-1800s, when an influx of pioneers, many of them Italian immigrants, who first settled in the area for the burgeoning fur trade and the Idaho gold rush. Though the commercial wine industry didn’t catch on in the region until the 1950s when the Pesciallo family established Blue Mountain Vineyards, the first in the region since the Prohibition. 

By the 1970s, wine-makers could see the potential for greatness thanks to climate conditions conducive to long growing seasons. The Cascade Mountain forms a natural rain shadow that protects the region, resulting in hot days and cool nights. There are a variety of terroirs extending through the region from the Blue Mountains downward. Glacial melt from the time of the Ice Age has left a deposit of rich, grape-friendly silt in much of the growing region. Walla Walla was granted AVA status in 1984. 
 
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Varietals Produced in Walla Walla Valley View all

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

Popular Wineries in Walla Walla Valley View all

  • Patit Creek Cellars

    Patit Creek Cellars was founded in 1999 and is considered a boutique winery at current production...

  • Covington Cellars

    Making small quantities of wine from the highest quality fruit is only half of our goal here at C...

  • Bunchgrass Winery

    In the early 1980’s, Roger Cockerline became interested in growing wine grapes and planted a smal...

  • Glen Fiona

    Established in 1994, Glen Fiona (Gaelic for "Valley of the Vine") was Walla Walla valley's firs...

  • Sweet Valley Wines

    Our winemaker, Josh McDaniel’s, is an up and coming wine making guru for the new millennium. He c...

  • Otis Kenyon Wine

    Otis Kenyon Wine is a family owned and managed winery with deep historical ties to the Walla Wall...

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Walla Walla Valley on Snooth

  • Glen Fiona Syrah Walla Walla Valley 2008

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    Purple ink. This wine is a floral beauty, filled with blackberry and a chewy texture that stays with you on finish. Notes of spice, tobacco and tannins that are noticeably dry and constant but not intrusive. Price is amazing at around $10 dollars. Word of notice: Let this one breathe or decant if possible as the flavor will deepen and open to a ... Read More

    Wine review by jamessulis


  • Northstar Merlot Columbia Valley 2009

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    Another winner from Northstar! The 2008 was good but a bit light on the structure and substance. This is a bigger more complex wine with a good back bone and very nice balance, Northstar does Washington Merlot right....again and again! Cheers! Read More

    Wine review by Stallion


  • Seven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2010

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    The wine is a deep, inky purple in the glass with bright ruby along the edges. The nose tells me immediately I'm in for a treat, with aromas of rich leather, blueberries, plum and spice notes. The taste is intense, with a burst of ripe black fruit, plum, blackberries and black currant that gracefully transitions to some dark chocolate and lico... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Radius Wines Merlot Walla Walla Valley 2010

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    Another fine wine from Radius, a little on the sweet side, but my wife really liked this wine. Read More

    Wine review by jwilde


  • Radius Wines Red Blend Walla Walla Valley 2011

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    great smooth red, fruity, at a reasonable price. Read More

    Wine review by jwilde


  • L'Ecole No. 41 Merlot Walla Walla 2001

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    I opened this bottle about an hour ago to let it get used to this wintry air, so hopefully it's opened up a bit. The color is a nice ruby with a hint of opacity at the center, but not the usual tinge of brown that you sometimes see on a wine more than a decade old. The nose is fantastic, with a blast of tart cherry, rich oak, green grass, Asia... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Gramercy Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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    Smells really Cabernet like recalling Napa cabernets of the 1970s. Its a little smokey, blackcurrant and black cherry toned on the nose with a fine base of savory herbs, tobacco, tea, and old wood nuance. Big, round, soft tannins lend this a lovely feel, and it displays gorgeous floral framed blackberry and black currant fruit on the palate. T... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Gramercy Cellars Syrah Walla Walla Valley 2011

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    Crushed rock, ink, and herb stem come together on the nose in a very floral almost vegetal way. Air brings out white pepper nuance, lots of India ink, a little middle eastern spice, juniper and burnt roast beef aromas. soft on entry, this shows off nicely ripe tannins that are quite polished supporting bright fruit, almost black currant toned fr... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Gramercy Cellars l'Idiot du Village Columbia Valley 2010

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    80% Syrah, 12% Mourvedre, 4% Grenache, 4% CinsaultWith the 2011 vintage this is becoming a blend based on at least 75% MourvedreFunky and savory on the nose this is filled with umami driven aromas of dried beef, a little fish sauce, and Parmesan. Air brings out lots of cracked black peppery-ness along with dark fruit, violets, and salty, mineral... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Seven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2010

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    From vines at fire Ridge and the old blocks of Seven Hills Vineyard. Just the 9th time this has been produced since 19888Slightly candied dark fruit greets the nose followed by cherries in alcohol, hints of cocoa, mineral, and sandy, and strong herbal and graphite accents. On the palate theres an early blast of hard oak, all vanilla and chocola... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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