Collaborative Winemaker Dinner Series
Saturday, June 15, 2019 | 6:00-9:00 PM
Treat yourself to a seat at one of this year’s Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine – The World of Cabernet Sauvignon 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.
Ticket Price: $125
Dinner Location: Tempus Cellars, 760 C Street, Walla Walla, WA
Collaborating Wineries: Tempus Cellars, Five Star Cellars & Tamarack Cellars
Dinner Presented by: Cugini Italian
Join Tempus Cellars along with neighbors Tamarack Cellars and Five Star Cellars for “A Dinner on C Street.” Cugini Italian Market will delight dinner guests with a wonderful, multi-course dinner paired perfectly with outstanding, award-winning wines.
Dinner Location: Seven Hills Winery & Whitehouse Crawford, 212 N. 3rd Avenue, Walla Walla, WA
Collaborating Wineries: Seven Hills Winery, Barons Winery & The Walls Vineyards
Dinner Presented by: Whitehouse Crawford
Join Seven Hills Winery, Barons Winery and The Walls Vineyards in beautiful Downtown Walla Walla at the historic building that houses both Seven Hills Winery and Whitehouse-Crawford Restaurant. The wineries are teaming up with Whitehouse-Crawford Chef Jamie Guerin to pair a seasonally-inspired, multi-course dinner showcasing the Valley’s bounty of ingredients.
Dinner Location: Brook & Bull Cellars, 1249 Lyday Lane, Walla Walla, WA
Collaborating Wineries: Brook & Bull Cellars and Canvasback
Dinner Presented by: Andrae’s Kitchen
Husband-and-Wife Winemakers Brian Rudin of Canvasback and Ashley Trout of Brook & Bull Cellars are combining their forces for The Better Half Dinner, an alfresco dinner of epic proportions catered by Andrae’s Kitchen. Enjoy pairings from Walla Walla's First Gourmet Food Truck with Brook & Bull’s varietally driven, nuanced and intricately balanced wines and the depth, structure and sophistication of Canvasback’s portfolio. Canvasback and Brook & Bull were both recently named a “Winery to Watch” by Wine & Spirits magazine.
Dinner Location: Gifford Hirlinger, 1450 Stateline Road, Walla Walla, WA
Collaborating Wineries: Gifford Hirlinger, Northstar & Solemn Cellars
Dinner Presented by: Chef Travis Dickinson
Celebrate Walla Walla with the winemakers from Gifford Hirlinger, Northstar and Solemn Cellars for a fantastic multi-course, gourmet dinner prepared by Chef Travis Dickinson of Cochinito Taqueria (Spokane) paired with Walla Walla Valley wines, including some amazing Cabernet Sauvignons.
Dinner Location: TERO Estates Windrow Vineyard Crush Pad, 52015 Seven Hills Road, Milton-Freewater, OR
Collaborating Wineries: TERO Estates, Kontos Cellars & REININGER Winery
Dinner Presented by: Chef Yara Irizarry
TERO Estates, Kontos Cellars and REININGER Winery invite you to dine amongst the vines at TERO Estates Windrow Vineyard House. Guests can take in the picturesque views while pairing Walla Walla Valley wines with exciting food by Chef Yara Irizarry of Wingman Birdz & Brew. The farm-to-table menu will focus on locally-sourced ingredients accompanied by an exquisite selection of wines from some of the Valley’s most revered wineries.
Dinner Location: Cadaretta Glass House, Southwind Estate Vineyard, directions provided with ticket purchase
Collaborating Wineries: Cadaretta Winery, Dunham Cellars & Dusted Valley
Dinner Presented by: The Q Wood-fired Grill
Join Cadaretta, Dunham Cellars, and Dusted Valley for an evening in Southwind Vineyard with The Q Wood Fired Grill. Enjoy stunning hill-top vineyard views from the Glass House while you indulge in luscious Cabernet Sauvignon offerings and Chef Emry Kleck’s mouthwatering creations. Not only will you be able to walk amongst the vines from which some of the wines were crafted, you’ll also be able to interact with Chef Emry as he prepares your meal with fresh, local ingredients. Don’t wait, this experience is sure to sell out fast!
Dinner Location: L’Ecole N° 41 & Woodward Canyon, 41 Lowden School Road, Lowden, WA
Collaborating Wineries: L’Ecole N° 41 & Woodward Canyon
Dinner Presented by: Walla Walla Steak Company
Dine with Walla Walla Valley founders to celebrate the AVA's 35th anniversary. Winemakers will share their wines as guests enjoy a menu prepared by the new Walla Walla Steak Company, recently opened in the old train depot in downtown Walla Walla. For generations, the train depot has served as Walla Walla’s front door. Walla Walla Steak Company honors that legacy and welcomes guests to a warm and authentic hometown steakhouse featuring locally-sourced ingredients and Washington wines. Woodward Canyon is hosting appetizers in their garden followed by a beautifully paired multi-course meal in L’Ecole N°41’s meticulously restored schoolhouse.
Dinner Location: Pepper Bridge Winery, 1704 J.B. George Road, Walla Walla, WA
Collaborating Wineries: Pepper Bridge Winery & Caprio Cellars
Dinner Presented by: Walla Walla Steak Company
Pepper Bridge Winery and Caprio Cellars create an intimate evening not to be missed! Guests can take in the panoramic views from the estate vineyard at Pepper Bridge Winery while pairing classic wines with a menu crafted by Chef Chad Bostwick of the Walla Walla Steak Company featuring locally-sourced ingredients paired with elegant wines.
Dinner Location: Valdemar Estates, 3808 Rolling Hill Road, Walla Walla, WA
Collaborating Wineries: Valdemar Estates, Sleight of Hand Cellars & Guest Winemakers from the Wine Panel Presentations & Tastings
Dinner Presented by: Valdemar Estates
Winemakers from Valdemar Estates, Sleight of Hand Cellars, Cliff Lede Vineyards and Chimney Rock Winery of Napa Valley and Frescobaldi of Tuscany, Italy will revel guests with a multi-course, wine-paired extravaganza crafted by Valdemar Estates’ in-house culinary team and featuring wines from Walla Walla, Napa Valley and Tuscany. Experience an exquisite evening hosted by Valdemar Estates.
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 3. After purchasing your dinner tickets and lodging, email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your transportation.
All photos by Richard Duval Images