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Walla Walla Vintners Wine Event
Friday March 30, 2018 5-7pm
Great wine begins in the vineyard. We source fruit not only from our own Estate Vineyard, but also from some of the oldest and most acclaimed vineyards in the Walla Walla and Columbia Valleys. We work directly with these growers to ensure the highest quality fruit, monitoring our blocks and rows throughout the growing season, many of which we’ve been working with since the winery opened its doors in 1995. Small lot fermentations, punch-downs, and our small basket press all promote gentle extraction of color and skin tannins without the harsh and bitter seed tannins
Walla Walla Vintners started in 1995 when pioneering winemakers, Gordy Venneri and Myles Anderson established the eighth winery in what would become one of Washington’s most celebrated appellations. Over the next two decades, we earned a reputation for our sustainably and traditionally crafted, elegant and age-worthy wines served in a beautifully rustic and friendly setting (on a picturesque plateau in the shadow of the Blue Mountains). Over the years, the partners kept their focus on limited production, labor-intensive, hand-crafted, high quality and elegant Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Sangiovese. Respected wine critic and writer, Paul Gregutt, describes their wines as “seductive, soft and round in the Leonetti mold.”
In 2016, Walla Walla Vintners were honored to be named “Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year” by Wine Press Northwest. Later that year, when Myles and Gordy decided it was time to officially retire, they welcomed the Haladay family as owners; continuing the tradition of being a family run winery. Today, Scott Haladay along with winemaker William vonMetzger, are working in concert to envision the next 20 years for Walla Walla Vintners while maintaining our important traditions and enhancing the guest experience.