If you’ve read my mentions of the Walla Walla wine region - you should reserve a weekend to experience this award-winning place yourself!

There is an annual event that would be perfect for you to experience and finally tick it off on your bucket list. 

The Walla Walla Fall Release occurs annually on the first weekend of November. This year (2023) it’s taking place from November 3rd, 4th, and 5th. The wineries from the Walla Walla AVA will debut their fall releases.

The Walla Walla AVA

Long Shadows Vintners (Facebook)
Long Shadows Vintners (Facebook)

The Walla Walla region was given ‘an AVA designation in the 80s. An American Viticultural Area is a designated wine grape-growing region in the United States observed by geographic features, with distinct boundaries.

Official recognition began in February of 1984 when the federal government designated the Walla Walla Valley as an American Viticultural Area’ -WallaWallaWine.com


Walla Walla is one of 20 AVA regions in Washington State - 19 of which are east of the Cascades.

Come experience any of the 120 wineries - all located in the six Walla Walla Wine Districts

Meet and talk with winemakers and get an understanding of what makes this year's vintage unique and special. 

The Six Walla Walla Wine Districts






Across the border in Oregon

Long Shadows Vintners (Facebook)
Long Shadows Vintners (Facebook)

Make accommodations and go!

If you can find lodging in and around Walla Walla (or even the Tri-Cities - an hour's drive from downtown Walla Walla) - book it!

Even if you can’t go during the Walla Walla Release weekend, make plans in the coming months. You’ll experience memories of a lifetime.

INFO: Visit Walla Walla

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American Idol producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick also have a longtime wine business, and they are selling their spectacular California winery for $22 million. Their stunning winery, Villa San-Juliette, is located near Paso Robles, Calif. According to the listing, the luxury 160-acre estate includes two Tuscan-style residential villas, pool, a tasting room and state-of-the-art vineyards and winery facilities. There are also extensive lush lawns with dazzling views in every direction.

Gallery Credit: Sterling Whitaker

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