You Can Taste Wines From Over 50 Walla Walla Valley Wineries On This One Night Only

From acclaimed reds like Cabernets and Merlots to famed Syrahs along with elegant whites and rosés, the Walla Walla Valley wine region is gaining recognition
| Updated: January 28, 2020

Sponsored by the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance

This February, the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance brings the magic of Walla Walla to you, taking the very best of the Valley on tour for one special evening on Monday, February 10.

Enjoy an unparalleled opportunity to engage directly with 50 Walla Walla Valley wineries at Seattle’s McCaw Hall. Mix and mingle with winemakers and sample, side-by-side, the wine crafted from the unique growing sites of the Walla Walla Valley AVA (American Viticultural Area).

The Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance encourages you to make the most of your evening. Here are some tasting tips for oenophiles and novices alike. Cheers!

Take Notes and Pictures

Participating wineries are represented by people who know and love the Walla Walla Valley. Ask questions, take photos of your favorite bottles, jot down winery information and capture tasting notes. A full evening of wine tasting generates a lot of information and can be hard to remember the next day!

Use the Dump Bucket

Even small tastes of wine can add up. It is perfectly acceptable to spit and/or dump the remaining wine in your glass after taking a taste. Keeping a moderate pace is very important.

Image credit: WWVWA/Richard Duval Images.

Say No to Perfume or Cologne

Scent is paramount to enjoying the full wine tasting experience. Allow yourself and others to enjoy the aromas of the wine without interference.

Stay Hydrated

Take a break and visit the water stations. You can also bring your favorite water bottle to keep hydrated and rinse your palate along the way.

Meet Your Fellow Wine Lovers

Whether you're a seasoned connoisseur or a first-time taster, mingling with other attendees is a great way to optimize your experience. Sharing your enjoyment of a vintage or asking the opinions of fellow fans makes for a great tasting and has forged some fantastic friendships.

Sip Responsibly

Designate a driver or hire a transportation service. Having your ride home handled ensures you’ll truly enjoy your tasting. McCaw Hall is also accessible through multiple downtown Seattle bus lines.

Walla Walla Wine @ Seattle
Monday, February 10
McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St., Seattle
5:30 – 8:00 PM
Buy Tickets, advance ticket purchase required (ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walla-walla-wine-in-seattle-grand-tasting-tickets-76934967559)
Must be 21 or older to attend

**The Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance is a nonprofit wine industry membership organization and functions as the leading informational resource for consumers, media and trade interested in learning more about the Valley’s wine industry. For more information about the organization and for a full list of participating wineries please visit http://www.wallawallawine.com/

Image credit: WWVWA/Richard Duval Images.

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