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Gold and Best of Class from Great Northwest Wine

June 22nd, 2017|Acclaim, In The News|

Our 2015 Cabernet Franc Columbia Valley received a Gold Medal and Best in Class! The fifth annual Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition was held on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at the Walla Walla Community College Center for Enology and Viticulture. This blind judging of wines made by Walla Walla Valley wineries is a [...]

2017 Sunset International Wine Competition

June 22nd, 2017|Acclaim, In The News|

GOLD! Our 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon received a Gold Medal from Sunset Magazine's 2017 International Wine Competition. The competition was conducted by more than 50 of the most respected wine experts in the west, led by honorary chairs Joel Peterson, founder and winemaker of Ravenswood; and Sarah Schneider, Sunset's wine editor. [...]

Diamond of the Decade: Seattle Wine Award

June 2nd, 2017|Acclaim, In The News|

The 2017 Seattle Wine Awards have named our 2007 Walla Walla Vintners Vineyard Select Cabernet Sauvignon a "Diamond of the Decade". Seattle Wine Award's “Diamonds of The Decade” award is an evaluation of red wines from the 2007 vintage recognizing class, elegance, balance and beauty. Much like great Burgundy and Bordeaux wines, the [...]

2014 Merlot Outstanding! from Great Northwest Wine

May 2nd, 2017|Acclaim, In The News|

From Great Northwest Wine: Several of the Walla Walla Valley’s top vineyards, including Pepper Bridge, Seven Hills and Walla Walla Vintners’ estate, went into this marvelous Merlot. Aromas lead with Chukar Cherries, mint, plums and raspberry bramble with a hint of blueberry cobbler. The palate is perfectly balanced between the [...]

Best of Class, Two Golds, Three Silver Medals

April 26th, 2017|Acclaim, In The News|

At the Pacific Rim Invitational Wine Competition, Walla Walla Vintners won six awards: Best of Class - Walla Walla Vintners Sangiovese 2014 Gold - Walla Walla Vintners 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley Gold - Walla Walla Vintners 2014 Bello Rosso Red Wine, Columbia Valley Silver - Walla Walla Vintners [...]

Moving Forward at Walla Walla Vintners

February 21st, 2017|Acclaim, In The News|

WALLA WALLA VINTNERS ANNOUNCES MYLES ANDERSON RETIREMENT AND NEW CO-OWNER FAMILY Gordy Venneri and Myles Anderson Scott and Nici Haladay February 21, 2017, Walla Walla, WA – Walla Walla Vintners, founded by Myles Anderson and Gordy Venneri in 1995, is [...]

Walla Walla Vintners at SF Chronicle Wine Competition

January 19th, 2017|Acclaim, In The News|

Best of Class: 2014 Dwelley Vineyard Dolcetto Double Gold: 2013 Frazier Bluff Vineyard Petit Verdot Gold Medal: 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Gold Medal: 2014 Merlot After receiving 7,000 entries from 28 states across the country, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, hailed as the largest competition of American wines in the [...]

Year of the Rooster – A Quick Mention

January 13th, 2017|Acclaim, In The News|

Walla Walla Vintners in Kitsap Sun: Year of the Rooster Inspires Some Chianti Drinking  "Leonetti, Walla Walla Vintners, Five Star, Tagaris, and Kiona have also been producing for some time, with at least 75 percent being Sangiovese and ..."

Walla Walla Vintners 2014 Washington Cuvee in Wines NW

December 22nd, 2016|Acclaim, In The News|

Walla Walla Vintners' 2014 Washington Cuvee in's Wines of the Week. Chuck Hill said:  "The creative winemaking team at Walla Walla Vintners forged this flavorful blend from almost equal parts of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc with small amounts of Carmenere, Malbec and Petit Verdot.  A blend of oaks [...]

Walla Walla Vintners Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Wins 2016 Jefferson Cup!

November 25th, 2016|Acclaim, In The News|

Walla Walla Vintners' 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon has earned a Jefferson Cup, the highest award of the Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition! Our wines were judged against over 600 competitors from 27 states encompassing all of America's wine regions. Additionally, our 2014 Sangiovese has won a Double Gold, the 2014 [...]

Eight New Medals! Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition

November 15th, 2016|Acclaim, In The News|

We were awarded eight new medals at the recent Great Northwest Wine Invitational Wine Competition held at the Columbia Gorge Hotel on October 5-6, 2016. Gold Medal Winner:  2013 Sagemoor Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley […]

Fall Release Weekend – Four new Walla Walla Vintners Wines

November 2nd, 2016|In The News|

2013 Red Mountain Carmenere $38 This is a beautiful 100% Carmenere from Heart of the Hill Vineyard in Red Mountain AVA.The wine begins with striking aromas of raspberry sauce, sour cherry, green peppercorn and a granite-like minerality on the palate.  You can expect to find sweet berries, [...]

Great NW Wine rates 2016 Dolcetto Outstanding!

July 20th, 2016|In The News|

Our 2016 Walla Walla Valley Dolcetto from Dwelley vineyard just received a rating of "Outstanding" from the folks at Great Northwest Wine! To read their full review please click here! It's already sold-out at the winery, so if you find it at your favorite wine shop don't pass it up!

Dwelley Vineyard Dolcetto wins Best of Class

July 14th, 2016|In The News|

Our 2014 Walla Walla Valley Dwelley Vineyard Dolcetto took home Best of Class and a Double Gold Medal at the Fourth annual Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition! We also received Gold Medals for our 2014 Columbia Valley Sangiovese and 2014 Columbia Valley Cabernet Franc while five other wines brought home [...]

Great Northwest Wine

June 8th, 2016|In The News|

Our 2013 Walla Walla Valley Merlot was selected "Wine of the Week" and rated "Outstanding" by Great NW Wine and Andy Perdue! Hat's of to the winemaking team and all the hard work they do. If you'd like to read the story, please click here!

Sunset International Wine Competition

June 6th, 2016|In The News|

We are happy to report our 2013 Columbia Valley Cabernet Franc received a Gold Medal/Best of Class Award at the 2016 Sunset Inernational Wine Competition! It's the third vintage in a row to recieve a Best of Class Award - the 2012 CV Franc won Best of Show at the [...]

Eight Medals at the 2016 Seattle Wine Awards

June 1st, 2016|In The News|

The Seattle Wine Awards just announced their 2016 results, we received a Diamond Award, two Double Golds, a Gold, three Silvers and a Bronze. Eight wines, eight medals ... way to go winemaking team!! Click here to view a list of all the results.

Washington – The State of Merlot

May 23rd, 2016|In The News|

Julie Pegg, Real Food Traveler's Senior Wine & Spirits Editor, writes about her experience at the Celebrate Walla Walla Wine 2015 ... which focused on one of our favorite varietals, Merlot. Great story, to read more please click here!

ZIN American Bistro Bestows Walla Walla Wine Dinner

April 22nd, 2016|In The News|

Gordy Venneri visited Palm Springs and the ZIN American Bistro for an evening of fun and wine! "Leave it to the multi-tasking restaurateur, ZIN owner/beverage director Mindy Reed, to be on the leading edge promoting and showcasing the wonderful red wines of Walla Walla Washington. And not only will her [...]

Cab Franc wins Gold at Pacific Rim Competition!

April 22nd, 2016|In The News|

Our 2013 Columbia Valley Cabernet Franc added a Gold Medal to its collection of awards at the 2016 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition held in April. Five of our other wines received Silver Medals at this prestigious wine event. To take a look at all the medal winners, please click here.

Wondrous Walla Walla Washington Wines

April 21st, 2016|In The News|

Rick Riozza writes about Washington wine, Walla Walla Vintners and his tasting notes for three of our favorite wines (Cab Franc, Merlot and Cab Sauv). Check out his story in  the CVWeekly or click here ... cheers!

Wine: What is Steven Sinkler drinking?

April 1st, 2016|In The News|

Steve Sinkler, owner of The Wine Shack in Cannon Beach, talks to The Daily Astorian about some of his favorite wines. To read this short interview, please click here!

Gordy Venneri and Fielding Hills Winery

March 29th, 2016|In The News|

You have to start somewhere, and both Gordy Venneri of Walla Walla Vintners and Fielding Hill's owner Mike Wade started small. In a great story by Rick Steigmeyer, Wade praises Venneri for his encouragement and advice early on. "He was very helpful. He gave me a sense that you can start [...]

Wine Press Northwest | 2016 Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year!

March 14th, 2016|In The News|

We are very honored to accept the 2016 Pacific NW Winery of the Year award from Wine Press Northwest. Many thanks to our talented team and amazing customers ... without you this would not be possible! To read about the people, history and evolution of Walla Walla Vintners, please click here!

Prestigious Wineries & Chefs Headline Celebrate Walla Walla

February 2nd, 2016|In The News|

Gordy Venneri, on of Walla Walla Vintners founding members, will join several other winemakers from around the world in a panel discussion and tasting at this year's Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine | The World of Cabernet Sauvignon. To read the full story, please click here.

No. 11 and No. 20 on Great Northwest Wine’s Top 100 wines for 2015!

January 1st, 2016|In The News|

When Great Northwest Wine picked their 100 favorite wines for 2015, two of our wines placed in the top 20! These wines were selected from more than 5,000 wines they tasted throughout the year. Congratulations to our 2013 Columbia Valley Sangiovese, which came in as No. 11, and our 2012 Walla Walla [...]

Northwest Wine: Best of the Best from Platinum Judging

December 28th, 2015|In The News|

In Wine Press Northwest's latest issue (which went to subscribers in time for Christmas), the longtime regional wine magazine released the results of its 16th annual Platinum Judging. The Platinum Judging is a year-end wine competition that includes only wines that earned gold medals at any of about 40 wine [...]

Northwest wine experts pick their Dream Cases for 2015

December 21st, 2015|In The News|

Great Northwest Wine put together a panel of wine experts that tasted through thousands of Northwest wines this year. They each picked out a dozen of their favorites. It's so great to be included amongst the many great wines they chose. To read the full story, please click here!

Walla Walla Vintners earns 5 awards at Platinum Judging

December 14th, 2015|In The News|

The 16th annual Platinum Judging, conducted by Wine Press Northwest, took Gold Medal winning wines from any of about 40 wine competitions conducted around the world and put them together in one competition. Only wines from Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Idaho were eligible. We are so very excited to announce that five of our [...]

Better Together | Walla Walla Winemakers Support One Another

December 14th, 2015|In The News|

  A great story by Julie Arnan detailing the ongoing evolution and collaboration of Walla Walla Valley winemakers. Read how the younger generation of winemakers have been influenced by "Godfathers" that came before them. Click here to read this interesting story!

Holiday Barrel Chocolate & Wine Pairings

December 4th, 2015|In The News|

 Come enjoy two of the best things life has to offer at this year's Barrel Tasting ... Chocolate and Wine!! We're pairing our wines with the delicious truffle creations from Petits Noirs Chocolates. There are eight time slots available between Friday and Saturday. Space is very limited so gather your [...]

Where to Eat and Drink in Walla Walla

November 16th, 2015|In The News|

Here's great article by Wander & Wine about the many fun things to do and see in Walla Walla, to check it out click here!

No. 13 on The Seattle Times Top 50 Wines for 2015!

November 13th, 2015|In The News|

We're very honored that our 2012 Walla Walla Valley Cabernet Sauvignon placed No. 13 on The Seattle Times Top 50 Wines for 2015. Such an incredible list of wines and wineries, please click here to read the full story!

Walla Walla Vintners Continues to Shine

November 5th, 2015|In The News|

Thank you Andy Perdue and Eric Degerman of Great Northwest Wine ... being recognized for something you love doing is truly humbling! To read this article please click here!

Holiday Barrel Tasting Gifts

October 31st, 2015|In The News|

Looking for some gifts ideas other than wine?  Here's a few little treats: WWV Ceramic Mug ~ $20.00 WWV Corkscrew ~ $10.00 WWV Baseball Cap ~ $10.00 These items are only available in the tasting room. Happy Holidays everyone!          

Lines on Wine interview with Myles Anderson

October 22nd, 2015|In The News|

"Lines on Wines" is an Ellensburg Community Radio broadcast where host Marji Morgan talks with winemakers about the history and stories behind our wonderful Washington wines. To listen to this great interview with Myles Anderson, one of our founding owners/winemakers, please click here.

Third Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition Selections

October 21st, 2015|In The News|

At the third annual Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition the judges were asked to select 10 wines from their two days of tasting and evaluating. Some of these wines earned gold medals, while others did not but dazzled the palates of these particular judges. All of the wines were tasted [...]

Walla Walla Wine Tasting by Kelly Page

October 20th, 2015|In The News|

Kelly Page makes her way around the Walla Walla Valley and writes about the experience in her blog post Walla Walla Wine Tasting. It's hard to go wrong when tasting wines in Walla Walla, and we're glad she was able to visit us up at Vintners. If you'd like to [...]

Luscious Reds from 3rd Great Northwest Wine Competition

October 13th, 2015|In The News|

Walla Walla Vintners wins two double gold and three gold medals at the 3rd annual Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition. To read more about this competition please click here!

A Tale of Two Red Cities

October 3rd, 2015|In The News|

"A Tale of Two Red Cities" is a great story by blogger Doug Levin, it focuses on three of the valley's oldest producers - L'Ecole 41, Seven Hills and Walla Walla Vintners.  If you'd like to read this interesting story please click here!

No. 9 Syrah on Seattle Met’s Top 100 Washington Wines

September 9th, 2015|In The News|

We're very excited our 2013 Estate Syrah was chosen #9 on Seattle Mets Top Syrahs from Washington State. Great list of wines, check it out by clicking here!

Walla Walla Vintners Tops Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition!

June 22nd, 2015|In The News|

We’re so honored to announce we’ve won the Best of Show award and two Best of Class awards at this year’s Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition! Hats off to Bill vonMetzger and his entire winemaking team ... great job guys!! Click here to read the full story!

23 Best Romantic Weekend Destinations on the West Coast

June 9th, 2015|In The News|

We are honored to be a part of the latest publication from Dream Vacation Magazine's Vacation Idea.  Walla Walla is listed as one of the 23 Best Romantic Weekend Destinations on the West Coast.  We think our town is romantic, our views are breathtaking and our vineyards are scenic as [...]

NW wines shine at 2015 Sunset Wine Competition

June 3rd, 2015|In The News|

"MENLO PARK, Calif. – Pacific Northwest wineries brought home 49 Gold medals from one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious international wine judgings." To read the full story written by Andy Perdue for Great NW Wine, please click here!

2012 Estate Syrah takes Gold/Best of Class

April 22nd, 2015|In The News|

2012 Estate Syrah takes Gold/Best of Class the the Pacific Rim International Wine Competition We're are very honored that our 2012 Walla Walla Valley Estate Syrah won a Gold Medal and Best of Class award at the 2015 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition! Our 2012 Columbia Valley Cabernet Franc, 2012 [...]

Herald columnist lists current favorite wines from Washington

April 21st, 2015|In The News|

 Columnist Dan Radil talks about some of his favorite wines from this year's Taste Washington, including our 2013 Cabernet Franc! To read the full story and find out more about the wines he liked, please click here!

Walla Walla makes its cases as a wine destination

April 10th, 2015|In The News|

It's a story of growth, camaraderie, and revolution - read about Walla Walla's transformation into an important wine region in this great story from the Chicago Tribune. We love it when Myles gets quoted! Click here to read the story.

Taste Washington | March 26-29

March 26th, 2015|In The News|

  Tickets to the 18th annual Taste Washington, the nation’s largest single-region wine and food event, are now on sale. This four-day extravaganza takes place March 26-29, 2015, at various venues throughout Seattle. Activities include the signature Grand Tasting featuring more than 225 Washington State wineries and food from more [...]

2012 Sangiovese takes Best of Class at Great NW Wine Competition

March 26th, 2015|In The News|

Very excited our 2012 Columbia Valley Sangiovese won Gold Medal/Best of Class award at the 3rd Annual Great Northwest Wine Competition. To read about all the medal winners please click here!

Small Plates Tasting at Wandering Table in Spokane

March 17th, 2015|In The News|

The Vino! WineShop brings Walla Walla Vintners to Spokane for a small plates dinner and wine tasting at the Wandering Table. Taste six Walla Walla Vintners wines paired with three small plates. The tasting begins at 6PM on Tuesday, March 17th. Tickets are $45 per person, please reserve your seat [...]

Tasting at Vino! WineShop in Spokane with Gordy Venneri

March 16th, 2015|In The News|

The Vino! WineShop welcomes Walla Walla Vintners and Gordy Venneri for an evening of wine and light nibbles. The event begins at 5:30 PM on Monday, March 16th. Tickets are $25, RSVP now by calling Vino! at 509-838-1229. Click here to vist the Vino! website.      

2012 Estate Syrah wins Best of Class & Double Gold at SavorNW

March 13th, 2015|In The News|

WINNERS OF THE 2015 SAVORNW WINE AWARDS ANNOUNCED Winners have been announced from the 2015 SavorNW Wine Awards after two full days of judging in Cannon Beach, Oregon the last week of February. A total of 56 Gold Medals were awarded in the competition that included nearly 450 wines. Richland, [...]

Sipping and Sampling Walla Walla’s Goodness

February 23rd, 2015|In The News|

Julie Arnan’s feature on Walla Walla, which appears in the February/March issue of South Sound magazine, a lifestyle publication based in Tacoma. Some great mentions of so many of our friends in the Valley. To read her story, click here!

There’s nothing like a stellar Cab Franc from Washington State

February 16th, 2015|In The News|

Write for Wine talks about one of our favorite grapes, Cabernet Franc.

Walla Walla Wine @ McCaw Hall – February 9th, 2015

February 9th, 2015|In The News|

Walla Walla Vintners is excited to coming to Seattle for this special tasting event. Under one roof, you can sample a selection of wines from more than 50 of the Walla Walla Valley’s finest wineries. Mingle with principals and winemakers who will pour for you and answer your questions, while sharing [...]

The day we first tasted Walla Walla Vintners 2005 Bello Rosso

December 30th, 2014|In The News|

Do you remember the first time you had Walla Walla Vintners' Bello Rosso? Here's a great story about tasting a wine when it's just been released, and then openning one of those bottles you cellared several years later. All I can say is yum ... click here to read the story!

Best of the Best in the Pacific Northwest

December 21st, 2014|In The News|

Our 2011 Estate Syrah adds another honor to its resume, this time a Platinum Award from Wine Press Northwest. To read more about the 2014 Platinum Awards, please click here!

Northwest Wine Experts Pick their Dream Cases

December 19th, 2014|In The News|

If you could have any bottle of wine, what would it be? That’s the question Great Northwest Wine posed to nine Pacific Northwest wine experts, and their answers included both a “who’s who” and a “who’s that?” list of wines from Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Idaho. Ellen Landis put our 2012 Estate [...]

Walla Walla Vintners pioneers in Walla Walla Wine

December 17th, 2014|In The News|

Tammilee Tillison recently posted a blog about her visit to Walla Walla Vintners. It's a great story about her experience touring the vineyard and tasting wines with Gordy Venneri. You can read more by clicking here.

Write for Wine’s List of Top 50 Washington Wineries

December 16th, 2014|In The News|

Write for Wine had two simple rules for making their Top 50 List of Washington Wineries: a winery had to offer a combination of great juice and good people, the pairing of which made for an excellent wine experience. Very honored, given this criteria, to be on this list!

Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition

November 21st, 2014|In The News|

Walla Walla Vintners took home three top awards at the 15th annual Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition held in Kansas City, Missouri, last November. Vintners received two Jefferson Cups, the competition’s highest award (equivalent to Best of Class), for their 2012 Columbia Valley Cabernet Franc and 2011 Walla Walla Valley [...]

Wines from (Relatively) New Places

November 19th, 2014|In The News|

Tim McNally writes "The wines of southeastern Washington State take a back seat to no area." We agree, to read the entire story click here!

We're #11 on Seattle Times Top 50 Wines of 2014!

November 13th, 2014|In The News|

We are very honored our 2012 Cab Franc finished #11 on the Seattle Times Top 50 wines for 2014!! You can read the story, written by Andy Perdue, by clicking here!

Washington's 2012 Vintage Red Wines Are Here ~ by Sean Sullivan

November 3rd, 2014|In The News|

In an article titled Washington's 2012 Vintage Red Wines Are Here, Sean Sullivan writes about some of his early favorites, including our Estate Syrah. He says, "At the high end, the 2012 Walla Walla Vintners Estate Syrah Walla Walla Valley ($40) is a hedonistically rich wine with concentrated raspberry and [...]

Wines Northwest – Merlot and Malbec

October 31st, 2014|In The News|

In part two of Chuck Hill's three part series on Merlot and Malbec, a number of great wines from around the Northwest are reviewed. Writing about our 2012 Columbia Valley Sagemoor Vineyard Malbec, Mr. Hill says, "The superb Malbec fruit was fermented, then aged in mostly neutral oak, thus preserving lovely complex aromas [...]

10Best: Oregon for Food & Wine Lovers

October 20th, 2014|In The News|

Corinne Whiting takes a flavorful Northwest trip - tasting the local food and wine as she travelled between the Willamette and Walla Walla Valleys. To read her story, click here!

2014 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition

October 9th, 2014|In The News|

Our 2012 Walla Walla Valley Merlot received a Gold Medal at the 2014 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition, while our 2012 Walla Walla Valley Estate Syrah picked up a Silver Medal! To read more about the competition, click here.

Alaska Airlines Magazine talks about the Walla Walla Valley!

October 1st, 2014|In The News|

What do you do when you come to Walla Walla, Alaska Airlines Magazine has some ideas! OK, we know it's hard to read, but Walla Walla Vintners is on their list!! :)

T'Wine Food & Wine Delights along the Columbia River

September 5th, 2014|In The News|

A great series of posts by Kitchen Afternoon talking about several of our wines and delicious recipes to match them with. Weekend: Walla Walla Vintners 2012 Dwelley Vineyard Dolcetto Wine Supper: Ratatouille and Sangiovese Merlot Monday: Steak Tartare and Green Beans  

In search of the quintessential grape of Eastern Washington

August 24th, 2014|In The News|

Walla Walla—In search of the quintessential grape of Eastern Washington Interesting story by John Gottberg Anderson focusing on the versatility of Syrah and it's many different expressions ... including some insights from Walla Walla Vintners' Bill von Metzger and Judah Pira. To read the article, please click here!  

Another Excellent review from Great Northwest Wine!

August 15th, 2014|In The News|

Great Northwest Wine discusses our 2012 Columbia Valley Sangiovese, click here to here to read their review!

Great Northwest Wine reviews our 2011 Sagemoor Cab.

August 1st, 2014|In The News|

Great Northwest Wine tries out our 2011 Sagemoor Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and lists it as Excellent!! The Sagemoor Cab has always been one of our favorites, to see their review click here!

Mike Veseth dicusses the Pioneers of Walla Walla wine and more.

July 29th, 2014|In The News|

In his story titled Walla Walla: Pioneers, Next Gen, Foreign Legion & Millennials Mike Veseth discusses the evolution of the wine industry in Walla Walla and its growth into the future. If you'd like to read this story, please click here!

Walla Walla AVA truly something to celebrate.

July 28th, 2014|In The News|

Another great story about the Walla Walla Valley AVA written by Tom Marquardt and Patrick Darr. To learn more about the terroir differences in the valley, and Walla Walla Vintners Estate Vineyard, click here!

How to Drink Wine Like a Pro in Walla Walla!

July 23rd, 2014|In The News|

What to sip, where to eat, and where to stay in Washington's hottest new wine region - to read this great story from Ian White and the San Francisco Magazine, click here!

The Wine Economist: The Five Pillars of Walla Walla’s Wine Success

July 22nd, 2014|In The News|

Interesting story by Mike Veseth on th terroir that gives Walla Walla wines their distinct flavors and aromas. He visted Les Collines, vineyards in the upper Mill Creek Valley (including Walla Walla Vintners), and the Rocks. To read more click here!

2014 Walla Walla Vintners Tops Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition

June 23rd, 2014|In The News|

Our 2012 Columbia Valley Cabernet Franc took top honors at the 2014 Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition!! We couldn't be more proud or humbled; to read more about the competition and other medals we received, please click here!  

Great Northwest Wine rates our 2012 Cab Franc Outstanding!

June 23rd, 2014|In The News|

Great Northwest Wine reviews our 2012 Cabernet Franc ... "there’s plenty of black cherry, blackberry, chocolate and vanilla from beginning to end. Bright acidity, well-managed tannins and a thread of minerality made this extra special." To read more, click here!  

George Balling discusses a recent visit by Gordy Venneri to Coeur d'Alene.

June 18th, 2014|In The News|

During a recent trip to Coeur d'Alene Gordy Venneri and George Balling sat down for dinner. Mr. Balling writes, "To say Gordy is beloved in the wine community doesn't fully cover it." To read the full article, please click here!

Write for Wine Top Picks from Taste Washington

April 6th, 2014|In The News|

Margot Sinclair Savell writes about Taste Washington 2014 on her Write for Wine wine blog and shares some of her favorite experiences. We were honored to be on her list of new favorites, to read more click here!

2014 Great Northwest Wine Competition

April 3rd, 2014|In The News|

Our 2011 Walla Walla Valley Estate Syrah received a Double Gold/Best of Class Award at this year's Great Northwest Wine Competition! To read more please click here!  

Wine Entusiast Magazine's 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2014

January 20th, 2014|In The News|

  Here's a great article and shout-out for the Walla Walla Valley; we're very honored to be mentioned along side so many other outstanding wineries/restaurants/places our town has to offer! Thanks Wine Enthusiast, click here to read the story!   

Great Northwest Wine's Top 100 Wines for 2013

December 26th, 2013|In The News|

Our 2011 Dolcetto from Dwelley Vineyard has been very busy even though it was sold out months ago. It received a Platinum Award from Wine Press Northwest, a 90 point Editors' Choice from the Wine Enthusiast (March 2014 Issue), and then hit #97 on Great Northwest Wine's Top 100 list [...]

Sean Sullivan's Washington Wine Report Fresh Sheet, December 20th, 2013

December 20th, 2013|In The News|

Read Sean Sullivan's Fresh Sheet addition to his Washington Wine Report where he discusses some our favorite Vintner wines. "The latest releases from Walla Walla Vintners show the diversity of the winery’s offerings on full display. They include three Italian inspired wines: a Dolcetto, a Sangiovese, and a Super Tuscan-style blend. [...]

Seattle Times Wine Writer Picks His 50 Top Regional Wines

November 29th, 2013|In The News|

Over the past several months Seattle Times wine writer Andy Perdue blind tasted though roughly 5,000 wines from around the Pacific Northwest. Spotlighting anything from such a large pool is a daunting task, but after a careful evaluation - 50 wines from 50 different producers were chosen as his top regional picks. [...]

Paul Gregutt’s Wine Blog

November 19th, 2013|In The News|

The challenge and the glory of pure, single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon "In my own recent tastings, here are the top-rated single vineyard Cabs. Many are in short supply, so get ‘em while you can. Full reviews and scores on these wines will appear in upcoming issues of Wine Enthusiast. [...]

George Balling Writes About His Experience with Gordy Venneri

October 16th, 2013|In The News|

George Balling Dines with Gordy Venneri and Writes about His Experience with the Walla Walla Winemaker Gordy Venneri dicusses winemaking at Walla Walla Vintners with dinner quests at Scratch Restaurant while visiting Coeur d'Alene,Idaho. The evening was described in an article by George Balling. Click here to read more about it! 

Great Northwest Wine Savors our Sold Out 2009 Sagemoor Malbec

October 10th, 2013|In The News|

Great Northwest Wine savors our 2009 Sagemoor Malbec ... "A combination of small production, large fan base, hot variety and talented winemaking meant the red-roofed cabin in Walla Walla sold through this vintage lickety-split." To read more, click here!

WWV and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse Wine Pairing Dinner

September 26th, 2013|In The News|

  Join Walla Walla Vintners and the Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in Portland for an amazing five course Wine Pairing Dinner on September 26th at 6:30PM with winery owner/winemaker Gordy Venneri. It's $120.00 per person all inclusive (food, beverage, and gratuity). First Course-Salmon Carpaccio Paired with Cabernet Franc Smoked salmon drizzled with olive [...]

Washington Wineries to Consider when Choosing Your Next Bottle

August 10th, 2013|In The News|

Read the 8/10/2013 story by Doug Frost where he lists the Washington wineries you should consider for your next visit. Doug Frost of the Kansas City Star writes about Walla Walla Vintners and other great Washington wineries.

Walla Walla Vintners Syrah—Favored by Wines Northwest Tasters

August 8th, 2013|In The News|

Chuck Hill of Wines Northwest tells us Walla Walla Vintners Syrah was a favorite with his tasters and is included in his most recent online column Wines of the Week, published August 8th, 2013. Chuck Hill | Wines of the Week | Syrah & Blends - Dogs and Steaks from the Grill

Washington State Wineries Offer a Bounty of Fine Flavors

August 6th, 2013|In The News|

Doug Frost is a wine and spirits consultant based in Kansas City, he writes about Washington wine & some of his favorite wineries in this August 6th, 2013, story. Doug Frost | Kansas City Star

A Dozen Washington Malbecs to Drink Now

August 4th, 2013|In The News|

A nice article by Great Northwest Wine, A dozen Washington Malbecs to drink now, from August 4th, 2013. By Andy Perdue | Great Northwest Wine

How Did the Walla Walla Incubators Come to Be?

July 14th, 2013|In The News|

Here's an interesting story by our friends over at Walla Faces regarding the development of the Incubator program in Walla Walla. Our own Myles Anderson had hand in its inception, and we thank him and all the other people who helped create this incredible opportunity for up-and-coming wine makers! How [...]

KIDS Center – Cork & Barrel event, Bend OR – July 13, 2013

July 13th, 2013|In The News|

Visit the KIDS Center website for more information about this event. Central Oregon's Wine Event- Benefiting KIDS CenterSaturday, July 13th- Tetherow Golf Club Cork & Barrel is Central Oregon's first major wine event, with all the proceeds benefiting KIDS Center programs.

This wine is beautifully smooth and interesting …

June 27th, 2013|In The News|

John Gerum , a wine writer from BC, Canada, had some nice things to say about our 2010 Sangiovese, check it out. Sorry you folks have to drive across the border to get some of our vino, now that’s love! Thanks for the shout-out John! "This wine is beautifully smooth [...]

Celebrate Walla Walla – June 20-22, 2013

June 20th, 2013|In The News|

Visit the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance website for more information on this event. The signature wine event for 2013 sponsored by the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance:  Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine- The World of Cabernet Sauvignon. We will be at the Vintage Wine Pour on Thursday, June 20th and [...]

Winemaker Dinner at Gasperetti's, Yakima WA – June 11, 2013

June 11th, 2013|In The News|

Visit the Gasperetti's Restaurant website here. Join winemakers Judah Pira and William vonMetzger for a fabulous dinner in Yakima, WA. Price is $85 per person.  Please contact Gasperetti's for reservations and more information. 509-248-0628

Winemaker William vonMetzger Uses Sagemoor Vineyard Fruit

May 30th, 2013|In The News|

Here's a nice review of our 2010 Columbia Valley Sagemoor Malbec by Great Northwest Wine on May 30, 2013.

WWCC Instructor Leaves His Mark on Wine Industry

May 21st, 2013|In The News|

Be sure to read this fitting tribute to the remarkable contribution our dear friend and co-founder Myles Anderson has made on the wine industry in the Northwest. WWCC instructor leaves his mark on wine industry - Union-Bulletin, Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tasting at World of Wines, Redmond WA – May 17, 2013

May 17th, 2013|In The News|

Visit the World of Wines website Join Gordy Venneri and Todd Bernave for a taste of our wines. Contact World of Wines for more information. 425-869-9463

Walla Walla Vintners Sticks to Red Wines…Bellingham Herald

May 7th, 2013|In The News|

Read the 5/7/2013 review by Dan Radil in the Bellingham Herald Dan Radil writes about several of our wines and our focus on make great red wines.

Winemaker Dinner at Hayden Lake Country Club, Hayden Lake, ID

April 27th, 2013|In The News|

Visit the Hayden Lake Country Club website here. Winemaker dinner with Gordy Venneri for club members and guests starting at 6 p.m.  Please call the Hayden Lake Country Club for reservations and further information.  208-772-3211.  

Winemaker Dinner at The Cedars, CDA ID – April 26, 2013

April 26th, 2013|In The News|

Visit the Cedars Floating Restaurant website here. Join Gordy Venneri for a winemaker dinner at this unique restaurant located at the confluence of Lake Coeur d'Alene and the Spokane River. Please call the Cedars for reservations and more information.  208-664-2922.

Tasting at Olive Marketplace, Walla Walla – April 25, 2013

April 25th, 2013|In The News|

Visit the Olive Marketplace website here. Join Gordy Venneri and taste our wines at this local favorite.  Thursday, April 25th, 6-8 p.m. 

St. Luke's Festival of Wine & Flowers, Spokane, WA – April 20, 2013

April 20th, 2013|In The News|

Visit the Festival of Wine & Flowers website to learn more about this annual event. An evening of good friends, great food and Washington's finest wines benefiting St. Luke's Rehabilition Institute.  Saturday, April 20. 2013.

Wine Tasting at The Met Wine Bar, Renton, WA – April 11, 2013

April 11th, 2013|In The News|

Taste our wines at the Met Wine Bar in Renton, 4-6 pm. Please call The Met for more information. 425-687-7989.  

Winemaker Dinner at Forty-One South, Sagle ID – April 10, 2013

April 10th, 2013|In The News|

Visit the Forty-One South website here. Join Gordy Venneri in Sagle Idaho for this delicious five-course winemaker dinner.  6-8 p.m. $65 per person includes tax and gratuity. Please call Forty-One South for reservations. 208-265-2000.

Paul Gregutt's "Washington cab franc is our hidden treasure."

April 5th, 2013|In The News|

Here's an interesting story about Cabernet Franc and it's relative obscurity written by Paul Gregutt. It may be a hidden treasure, but we've known how wonderful Cab Franc is for over twenty years! To read Paul's story, click here.  

Taste Washington, Seattle WA – March 23-24, 2013

March 23rd, 2013|In The News|

Visit the Taste Washington website to learn more about this exciting event and to purchase tickets. Savor the Flavor - Taste Washington is Seattle’s premier wine and food weekend. Come find out what makes Washington such a unique place for all things delicious. Your perfect culinary getaway is closer than [...]

A Valentine's Day Wine & Chocolate Pairing with Sean Sullivan

February 14th, 2013|In The News|

Watch Sean Sullivan on Q13 News here. On February 13th, 2013 in time for Valentine's day, Sean Sullivan paid a visit to Q13 the Fox station in Seattle.  He offered several Wine and Chocolate pairings one of which included our 2010 Merlot.  Yummy! 

School of Wine: Training Students for Jobs in Washington State's Wine Industry –

September 11th, 2012|In The News|

Watch the PBS NewsHour story. On September 11, 2012 Myles Anderson was featured in an excellent story that aired nationwide on The PBS NewsHour.  This report shines a well-deserved light on the nationally acclaimed wine program at Walla Walla Community College that Myles founded and is still closely involved with. [...]

Washington's Reds find a Sweet Spot

August 31st, 2012|In The News|

The Chronicle Recommends "Having survived its big growth spurt - with more than 750 wineries, up from 163 in 2000 - Washington state has settled into a more mature role these days." - Jon Bonné To read the full story, please click here!

We're one of Seattle Magazine's Best Red Wines of 2012!

August 18th, 2012|In The News|

We are very honored that Seattle Magazine named our Cab Franc tops in its category and one of the best red wines of 2012!! You can read the story, written by Shannon Borg, by clicking here! 

Red, White & Brew – August 1st, Olympic Sculpture Park

August 1st, 2012|In The News|

Visit the Red, White & Brew website. Purchase Tickets for Red, White & Brew   Red, White & Brew will feature this year's Best Washington Wines (as featured in Seattle magazine's upcoming August 2012 issue) as well as locally-crafted beers that have been featured in our pages throughout the past [...]

"A Winning Blend"

July 24th, 2012|In The News|

Started by two hobbyists over 30 years ago, Walla Walla Vintners remains one of the best kept secrets around. - Tasting Room Magazine   Click here to read the entire article.

A Vinestories video on Walla Walla Vintners

February 12th, 2012|In The News|

This is a really great video detailing the history of Walla Walla Vintners from VineStories. If you're a fan of our wines it's definitely worth a look, click here to watch the video!

Psychologist and academic creates second career and legacy

September 3rd, 2011|In The News|

Wise Words: Psychologist and academic pursued hobby, creating successful second career and legacy By Rebecca Nappi, The Spokesman-Review Myles Anderson, 70, was inducted last month into the Washington Wine Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center in Prosser, Wash. Anderson, co-owner of Walla [...]

A Winning Blend at Walla Walla Vintners

June 22nd, 2011|In The News|

"Started by two hobbyists over 30 years ago, Walla Walla Vintners remains one of the best kept secrets around." Great story by Kirsten Telander for Tasting Room magazine, click here to read her story!

Vines and Valleys in Oregon – The New York Times

May 13th, 2011|In The News|

By the Rogue River, Myles Anderson shared Walla Walla Vintners wine with Rogue Wilderness Adventures hikers. Click to here to read the article.

Vertical Merlot Tasting Results, Wine Press Northwest – Summer 2009

September 14th, 2009|In The News|

Vintage Walla Walla, by Bob Woehler The folks at Walla Walla Vintners wanted to know how their 13 vintages of Merlots were holding up, and they invited a few critics to come along for the trip down memory lane. So this spring, owners Myles Anderson and Gordy Venneri staged their [...]

"Vintage Walla Walla"—Merlot 1995-2007 (Vertical Tasting)

June 2nd, 2009|In The News|

Merlot 1995-2007 (Vertical Tasting) "Vintage Walla Walla" by Bob Woehler - Click to Read Article - Wine Press Northwest, Summer 2009

A Walla Walla Retrospective

March 30th, 2009|In The News|

Harvey Steiman, of Wine Spectator, blogs about Walla Walla Vintners... Of all the famous wineries in Walla Walla, Wash.—among names that include Leonetti, Woodward Canyon and Pepper Bridge—Walla Walla Vintners may not come to mind first. But Gary Figgins of Leonetti, Rick Small of Woodward Canyon and Jean-François Pellet of [...]

Year's 100 Best Wines In Washington State – Walla Walla Vintners 2005

December 19th, 2007|In The News|

Paul Gregutt, Seattle Times wine writer ranks in 20th place the WWV 05 "Sagemoor Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon Seattle Times wine writer Paul Gregutt selects "Year's 100 Best Wines in Washington State" after tasting more than 5000 wines.

Seattle Times Article: "Baby Leonettis" transcend moderate pricetags

November 28th, 2007|In The News|

"...Baby Leonettis or not (Walla Walla Vintners winery is actually adjacent to Leonetti's Uplands vineyard), these wines are very, very good. Why then do they sell for a third the price of Leonetti? Why, for that matter, does Leonetti sell for a quarter of the price of Harlan or Sloan? [...]

’04 "Sagemoor Vineyard" Cabernet Sauvignon—Best of the West

November 28th, 2007|In The News|

Jon Bonne' and Lynne Char Bennet select the Top 100 Wines/Best of the West for the San Francisco Chronicle   Click to read full article.

A Great READ!!!

November 17th, 2007|In The News|

If you like to hangout with winemakers and cook, Braiden has collected some wonderful recipes from some of the best cooks in the Northwest that are adapted for the home kitchen.....she tested, retested and simplied each recipe. Braiden does a feature about Myles Anderson, and Gordy Venneri winemakers at Walla [...]

Read Seattle: "So Many Bites, So Little– A Mighty Appetite"

September 5th, 2007|In The News|

Washington Post wrote a story about eating at Bella Italia and drinking Walla Walla Vintners Sangiovese.  

Food Society, Spokane Branch, Honor Walla Walla Vintners

May 20th, 2007|In The News|

The Father Charles Depeire Winemakers Dinner At Restaurant Luna Honors Myles Anderson & Gordy Venneri as Winemakers of the Year! Jeffrey Snow, President of the Spokane Branch of the International Wine & Food Society and Sherry Knott, Governor, IW&FS Board of Governors of the Americas present Myles and Gordy a [...]

Walla Walla Vintners Scores BIG in the "Washington CEO Magazine"

March 1st, 2007|In The News|

Best of Washington Wines 2007..... Walla Walla Vintnerss 04 Cabernet Franc selected as the first place Franc with a score of 92. The 04 Sagemoor Cabernet Sauvignon was selected as the second place Cabernet with a score of 92. This is a must read for the wine enthusiast who is [...]

SF Chronicle Selects WWV ’04 Columbia Valley Cabernet Franc

October 27th, 2006|In The News|

San Francisco Chronicle Selects WWV '04 Columbia Valley Cabernet Franc as WA red wine picks! Jon Bonne', Chronicle Wine Editor writes about WA Washington Wines Go to Friday, October 27, 2006 edition of the Chronicle and look up Jon Bonne's article titled "North Stars Washington Wines Reach for the Stratosphere" [...]

Gordy Venneri Featured in The Eastern Magazine, Fall 2006

October 6th, 2006|In The News|

"Bottling Success" by Teresa Conway featuring Gordy Venneri, Walla Walla Vintners, Charlie Hoppes, Fidelitas Winery, and Jarrod Boyles, Destiny Ridge Vineyard including Dr. Jim Hoffman, Emeritus Professor of Geology

Read October 2006 Edition of Seattle Magazine

October 1st, 2006|In The News|

Wine Country Getaways in Walla Walla by Jon Bonne' Must see wineries in Walla Walla are listed. The signature wines of Walla Walla Vintners, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese are recommended when visiting their tasting room which is identified as the most friendly tasting room in the state.

18-Liter bottle sold at the Entwine Auction for $4,500

October 14th, 2005|In The News|

18-Liter bottle of 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley Vineyard Select sold at the Entwine Auction, which supports Arts, Wine and Education in Walla Walla, on October 14, 2005 for $4,500.

Touring the Walla Walla wine country

April 1st, 2005|In The News|

Touring the Walla Walla wine country; Inland NW Homes & Lifestyles, April/May 2005  

Everything you need to know about wine

November 30th, 2004|In The News|

Walla Walla Vintners' Merlot selected in the "over $20 Merlot" category Everything you need to know about wine: a guide to buying & enjoying; Family Circle, Nov. 30, 2004

From Wheat to Wine: Vintners Walla Walla

October 15th, 2003|In The News|

From Wheat to Wine: Vintners flock to eastern Washington's Walla Walla; in Wine Spectator, Oct. 15, 2003  

From Coffee Klatsch to World-Class Wines

July 1st, 2003|In The News|

"create complex wines that explode with flavor" From Coffee Klatsch to World-Class Wines; in Inland NW Homes & Lifestyles, July/August 2003, p. 62 - 63