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Get to know WA Wine: Rock Scientist, Kevin Pogue

In 2019, we took our drone and camera equipment on the road, traveling across Washington State. We sat down with 42 winemakers, grape growers, and experts in the field. We are excited to begin sharing these conversations with you. Today, meet Geologist Kevin Pogue, who isn’t a rocket scientist but…
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8 Ways to Wander through Walla Walla Valley

Sip, see, and do as the winemakers do. From October 1 to December 19, join the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance in their Wander Walla Walla 2021 challenge. Travel to Walla Walla this fall with an insider’s guide to the Valley’s best kept secrets and celebrated favorites. Explore the valley…
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TTB Approves New AVA: The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WALLA WALLA VALLEY (February 6, 2015)—The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) today announced it will establish The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater as the newest American Viticulture Area (AVA) on Monday, Feb. 9. The AVA is situated on an alluvial fan of the Walla Walla…
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V is for Vino: Walla Walla Valley

The Walla Walla Valley is featured in the latest installment of V is for Vino, America’s #1 Wine Show. Celebrating the Spirit of Community, this first episode of Season 3 delves into the many layers of Walla Walla Valley history and highlights the camaraderie and wine culture of eastern Washington.
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Explore Walla Walla with Wine Folly

Wine Folly has done it again. By it, we mean making wine more accessible. And by again, we mean by designing this brand-new resource guide, showcasing the history, but also the present, of the Walla Walla Valley AVA. And in true Wine Folly form, visual storytelling leads the way. Walla…
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“We’ll end up doing about 250 picks each harvest.” — Sadie Drury

“Haremos haciendo alrededor de 250 selecciones separadas.” Meet Sadie Drury, General Manager at North Slope Management, where she oversees 50 crew members and 300 acres of vines in the SeVein area of the Walla Walla Valley. “I’ve always been working outdoors. I don’t know that farming’s the right word,” Sadie…
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Top 100 WAwine from 2021

There’s no better way to begin the new year than with a laundry list of delicious wines to explore and enjoy. We’re here to share with you the Washington wines that made national and international Top 100 lists in 2021 from James Suckling, Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Enthusiast, and Wine Spectator.
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Walla Walla Valley AVA

Designated: 1984Vineyards: Total vineyard acreage: 2,933 (1,186 hectares); Washington acreage: 1,672 (676 hectares)Top Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, SyrahAverage Annual Precipitation: 7-22 inches Walla Walla Valley has the highest concentration of wineries in the state and is also home to some of Washington’s oldest wineries. The valley is a shared appellation with…