World-class Walla Walla Wineries

Jody Vandergriff

Known as one of the nation’s finest wine regions, this lush valley offers more than 120 wineries consisting of 2,900 acres of grapes. A unique combination of climate, character, and culture makes the wine born in the Walla Walla Valley something to write home about. Wineries and tasting rooms are spread throughout six key districts, so taking a Walla Walla wine tour is a fun, easy way to hit all the stops. From downtown to Southside and Westside, then over to the Airport and Eastside districts—each has an experience full of individual flavor.

Tags: Wine, Wine Map, Wine Trail

  • Long Shadows Tasting Room in Washington, United States

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  • Foundry Vineyards in Washington, United States

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      Since 2003, Foundry Vineyards has focused its vision around a unique experience that highlights the creative processes of making both art and wine. There is a distinct aesthetic to each aspect of the winery, from the art-driven labels and the gallery-like tasting room to the modern feel of the contemporary sculpture garden and design store. Today, Foundry Vineyards is operated by Jay & Lisa Anderson (brother and sister duo and second-generation). The focus on art and wine has not wavered, as both children crafted their careers around the family’s passion for art in all its forms. Jay has pushed the vision to also include interests in regenerative agriculture, organic farming, and low-intervention winemaking.

  • Cougar Crest Estate Winery Walla Walla in Washington, United States

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      Cougar Crest wines are estate grown and produced; a closely regulated designation that guarantees the winery has grown its own grapes and crafted the wine themselves. Our vineyards are in the heart of the Walla Walla Valley where long, warm days, and cool nights produce grapes with intense flavors and balanced acidity. Controlling each vintage from bud break to the bottle is your guarantee of quality and consistency.

  • Revelry Vintners in Washington, United States

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      Be sure to visit Revelry Vintners on your Walla Walla wine tour. Their D11 Cabernet Sauvignon took the top honors in the red wine category among the 2020 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition in Houston, and a 12-bottle case went for $105,000 at the Houston Rodeo Uncorked Wine Auction (a Washington wine auction record).

  • Va Piano Vineyards in Washington, United States

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      A can’t-miss stop on the Southside of Walla Walla is Va Piano Vineyards, known for their exceptional wines, beautiful Tuscany-themed tasting room, and signature laid-back hospitality. We highly recommend the Black Label Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah. A gorgeous lawn with plenty of space for picnic tables and comfortable lawn furniture accommodate guests during warmer weather visits, when the tasting room is really bustling. Va Piano is an especially great spot if you’re visiting with younger (read: not of legal drinking age) travelers. There are very friendly winery dogs on site most days to frolic across the lawn and entertain them.

  • Amavi Cellars in Washington, United States

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      For magnificent views and equally magnificent wines, you’ll want to visit Amavi Cellars. Their patio is the perfect setting for sipping on delicious Sémillon or members-only Ceres red blend while enjoying the beautiful Blue Mountains. If the weather doesn’t accommodate patio enjoyment, never fear! You can still use the telescope in the tasting room to peer beyond the valley to the mountains beyond. There are several neatly arranged areas to taste and visit privately in the Amavi Cellars tasting room, and their hospitality team strikes the perfect balance of attentive and knowledgeable without being at the table every 5 minutes. Amavi Cellars is a great entry point to the Southside, with approachable wines to suit a variety of palates.

  • Abeja Winery & Inn in Washington, United States

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      Abeja Winery produces iconic Washington wines and is located on a beautiful centuries-old historic farmhouse estate, about four miles east of Walla Walla. Visit Abeja for a seated tasting in the historic Small Barn for a selection of Beekeeper and Columbia Valley selections and a brief overview of Abeja. Or plan to enjoy the Abeja Estate Experience, which opens with a walking tour of Abeja’s winery and historic farmstead. Views of the scenic Mill Creek Estate vineyards, creeks, gardens, and panoramic views showcase the important role nature has to play in everything they do at Abeja. After the tour, your host will guide you through a seated tasting flight of single-vineyard wines from Abeja’s Mill Creek and Heather Hill estate vineyards, including a special selection from their library, all paired with a seasonal selection of artisan cheeses and charcuterie.

  • K Vintners in Washington, United States

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      K Vintners is winemaker Charles Smith’s first winemaking project, which started with 330 cases of 1990 K Syrah sold out of the back of Charles’ 1987 Astro van. Charles Smith went on to become one of only four Washington winemakers to receive a 100 point score (for the 2006 Royal City Syrah). He has created and sold several iconic wine labels (House Wines and Charles Smith Wines), and even launched one of the most ambitious plantings in Washington State with his Golden West Pinot Noir project. K Vintners is only open to the public in this location during the spring and summer, and they do require a reservation. Even if you aren’t able to get a reservation at K Vintners, make sure to stop for the photo op in front of the giant K that sits on the outskirts of Phil Lane Estate Vineyard, which you’ll drive right past on your way back into town.

  • Walla Walla Vintners in Washington, United States

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      Walla Walla Vintners was the Walla Walla Valley’s 8th winery, and crafts wines with a true sense of place including traditional Bordeaux varietals like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, as well as Sangiovese, Malbec and Syrah. Their Cut Bank Estate red wines are reserved for wine club members and sell out quickly, so consider a membership if you want to take advantage of all that this historic winery has to offer.

  • Aluvé in Washington, United States

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      Aluvé is a Veteran-owned and operated Estate Vineyard and winery located in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. They specialize in small production lots of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Merlot and Sangiovese, poured for you by Kelly and JJ—the owners and winemakers–in one of the most picturesque settings in the Valley.

  • Dama Wines in Washington, United States

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      DAMA Wines is the only certified women-owned winery in the Walla Walla area. Their dangerously beautiful wines embody the spirit of pioneering women who have inspired passion, creativity and positive change for centuries, and every label is a work of art. Their inviting tasting room space features eye-popping artwork and decor in addition to their beautiful wines.

  • Bledsoe Family Winery in Washington, United States

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      This is the sister project to the esteemed Doubleback Winery founded by former NFL quarterback and local hero Drew Bledsoe. The Bledsoe Family Winery downtown Walla Walla Wine Lounge pours a flight featuring Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Rosé, Chardonnay, and more produced from Walla Walla Valley grapes.

  • Otis Kenyon Wine in Washington, United States

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      We love Otis Kenyon for their elegantly structured and affordable Bordeaux and Rhone varietal wines, but perhaps equally so for the artful way that their rich family history ties into every bottle of wine. We don’t want to spoil any surprises, but just know that during your visit you’re going to hear an utterly fantastic story of how a struggling dentist in the early 1900s went from disgraced to having his silhouette grace the label of award-winning Walla Walla wines. (It’s one of our favorite winery stories of all time.)

  • Armstrong Family Winery - Downtown Walla Walla Tasting Room in Washington, United States

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      This first-generation winemaking family works together to craft outstanding, classically-styled Washington wines that are sold almost exclusively to Wine Club and visitors to the tasting room. This means you’ll discover something here that you’d have a hard time finding anywhere else… wines that express the unique character of the vineyards, and that tell the story of the fascinating people who participate in each bottle. Owners Tim and Jen Armstrong are likely to be around when you visit, so be sure to say hello and experience a bit more of their story.

  • Maison Bleue Winery in Washington, United States

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      Don’t miss Maison Bleue Winery for a taste of the Rocks District without the drive time! Focused primarily on Rhône varietals such as Syrah, Grenache, and Viognier, your 90-minute private tasting can be scheduled in advance at 11am, 1pm or 3pm.

  • Spring Valley Vineyard Tasting Room in Washington, United States

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      Featuring local and regional artisanal producers, the Farm to Tasting Menu at Spring Valley Vineyard offers more than just a cheese plate to satiate your mid-day hunger. Reinstall that base layer with the ploughman’s lunch – a hearty sourdough roll with smoked ham, aged gouda cheese, farm egg, and caramelized walnuts. Or enjoy a light snack and save room for later with herb-roasted chilled root vegetables accompanied by fresh burrata mozzarella. And we haven’t even started talking about the wines! Spring Valley Vineyard boasts a unique family heritage and produces limited-production, estate-grown red wines that reflect the dedication of six generations of family farmers. The family stories you hear while you’re tasting at Spring Valley Vineyard will add richness to your enjoyment of the wines later as you recount them with good friends who missed the trip.

  • Barons Winery in Washington, United States

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      At Barons Winery, you’ll get to taste delicious Bordeaux-style wines from storied vineyards.

  • Moonbase Cellars in Washington, United States

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      Moonbase Cellars is a relative newcomer, having just opened its tasting room in the spring of 2021.

  • Goose Ridge Winery Tasting Room in Washington, United States

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      Goose Ridge offers both wine AND cider flights, as well as an utterly delightful selection of home goods, apparel, and wine accessories that will knock “bring back gifts for wine-loving friends” right off your vacation to-do list.

  • Forgeron Cellars Winery & Tasting Room in Washington, United States

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      At Forgeron Cellars, you’ll be treated to both the classic grape varietals and unique blends from the most exciting vineyards in the Columbia Valley.

  • Elephant Seven Wines in Washington, United States

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      At Elephant 7 you’ll discover Rhone varietals in an unexpected setting and go home knowing about one of the best-kept secrets in Walla Walla wine.

  • Seven Hills Winery in Washington, United States

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      one of the founding wineries in the Walla Walla Valley. The winery and tasting room are located in the historic Whitehouse-Crawford building in downtown Walla Walla, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built as a wood mill in 1904, the building underwent restoration in 2000 to house the winery and preserve its architectural integrity. The locale is lovely but the wines are what you’ll be talking about later. At Seven Hills Winery, the focus is crafting Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines that authentically reflect their places of origin. You’ll also find a delicious dry Rosé in the summer months, sure to be your go-to porch sipping wine long after your getaway. In addition to the most traditional Bordeaux varietals, you’ll discover some of the unsung heroes of the region, like Seven Hills Winery limited-production Carmenere.