Events & Tickets

Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine is an a-la-carte experience.  We welcome you to join us for the entire weekend, but you also can buy tickets for any single event. 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Vintage Pour | 4:30-6:30 p.m. 

Location: Canoe Ridge Vineyard
Address: 1102 West Cherry Street
Ticket Price: $85 - Buy now.
Sponsored by Olive Café & Marketplace.

Enjoy a rare opportunity to taste vintage wines (2010 and earlier) from over 30 Walla Walla Valley wineries. There are a very limited number of tickets available to this event. Hors d'oeuvres will be served by Walla Walla's Chef Jake Crenshaw of Olive Marketplace and Café.

Complimentary shuttle service provided from the Marcus Whitman Hotel & The Courtyard Marriott:

  • Shuttles will load at 4:00 p.m. to depart at 4:15 p.m.
  • Return service will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, June 16, 2017

The World of Syrah: Kick-off Event | 8:30-10:00 a.m.

Location: Gesa Power House Theatre
Address: 111 North 6th Avenue
Ticket Price: Complimentary tickets necessary. Sign up here.
Sponsored by Pacific Power.

Join us as we officially kick off the Celebrate wine weekend with an energizing and informative talk on Syrah given by Patrick Comiskey, the Senior Correspondent from Wine & Spirits Magazine, alongside Celebrate Walla Walla veteran, Doug Frost. Doug Frost is an American Master of Wine and Master Sommelier as well as an author and wine consultant based in Kansas City, Missouri. Frost is one of four individuals in the world to hold simultaneously the Master of Wine and Master Sommelier titles, achieving his MS in 1991 and MW in 1993. Patrick Comiskey is a Senior Correspondent for Wine & Spirits Magazine, where he serves as chief critic for all American wines not from California, and regularly contributes articles devoted to California, Oregon and Washington wine, winegrowing, and wine culture. Comiskey is also a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times, is an instructor on the wine business at UCLA, and is an award-winning author. 

Coffee and pastries will be served.

Complimentary shuttle service available from the Marcus Whitman Hotel & The Courtyard Marriott beginning at 8:00 a.m.

Winemaker Panel Presentations and Tastings | 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Location: Marcus Whitman Hotel
Address: 6 West Rose Street
Ticket Price: $65 - Buy now.

Experience a rare opportunity to compare wines from the Walla Walla Valley with other internationally acclaimed Syrah growing regions. Geologist Kevin Pogue will give a brief introduction on terroir, and Master Sommelier Doug Frost will moderate a panel made up of Walla Walla Valley winemakers, along with winemakers from Yarra Valley, Australia; Napa Valley, California; and Casablanca Valley, Chile. Guests will get to taste Syrah from all producers:

  • Corey Braunel, Dusted Valley Vintners | Walla Walla Valley
  • Nina Buty, Buty Winery | Walla Walla Valley
  • Steve Brooks, Trust Cellars | Walla Walla Valley
  • Gary Mills, Jamsheed | Yarra Valley, Australia
  • Helen Keplinger, Keplinger Wines | Napa Valley, California
  • Byron Kosuge, Kingston Family Vineyards | Casablanca Valley, Chile

Complimentary shuttle service available from the Courtyard Marriott beginning at 2:30 p.m.

Syrah Grand Wine Tasting | 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Four-Course Winemaker Dinner | 7:00-9:00 p.m.

-Grand Tasting: Cordiner Hall at Whitman College, 46 S Park St.
-Dinner: Reid Center at Whitman College, 280 Boyer Ave.
Ticket Price: $125 - Buy now.
Sponsored by McDonald-Zaring Insurance & Andrae's Kitchen.

Begin the evening with appetizers and a grand tasting of Syrah from 40+ Walla Walla Valley wineries, followed by another 3-courses created by three premier chefs:

Dinner tables will be hosted by Walla Walla Valley winemakers, who will skillfully pair their wines with each course. 

Shuttle service available from the Marcus Whitman hotel to Whitman College beginning at 5:10 p.m. Return service will be available throughout the night to the Marcus Whitman Hotel & the Courtyard Marriott Hotel.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

A limited number of seats will be offered at the dinner tables of multiple winery locations throughout the Walla Walla Valley. Wineries and their winemakers will come together alongside local and guest chefs to delight your taste buds during the Celebrate Walla Walla Wine weekend winemaker dinner series. 

All dinners will be held:
June 17, 2017
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Ticket Price: $125
Dinners to be announced in April.

Additional Ticket Information

The Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance is a non-profit organization and cannot accommodate ticket refunds to the Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine weekend after May 12th. There is a fee of 25% for tickets cancelled prior to May 12.