2021 Dates: September 2021 Dates to be Determined
*Due to COVID-19, unfortunately Road Trip 2020 will not be proceeding. Please continue to nominate great candidates, and stay tuned for 2021 trip details.*
Thank you for your interest in building a great group of participants for Washington State Wine Road Trip! The Washington State Wine Commission is immensely proud of the quality of the content and delivery of one of the most exciting educational programs in the wine world today.
Each year, a select group of the country's most influential trade come to learn about Washington State wine through focused seminars, group tastings, small group exercises in the vineyards and wineries stretching from Seattle to Walla Walla Valley, as well as delicious dining experiences and some serious fun with the leaders of our industry during the most exciting time of the year – harvest! It is an intense, demanding 5 days which requires lots of positive energy and a desire to “get purple” to maximize the experience for all sides.
For those of you who are new to the program, the best way to get a picture of Road Trip is to explore our website (don’t miss the home movies)!
What does an ideal candidate look like?
- Actual decision maker/purchaser for their company.
- Gatekeeper/taste maker for their community.
- Can be on-premise, off-premise, chain, single unit, wine educator, etc. Just no media or distribution professionals.
- Fun, open-minded, high energy, participatory.
- Physically able to walk vineyards/do light lifting/maneuver tight spaces.
Please keep in mind that this is a nomination for consideration to be invited. We are more than appreciative of your help to get the right people here. And while we want you to share your passion for the program with them, we have to control the actual invitations. For everyone’s sake, please don’t make any promises to folks you can’t keep. A mention that their names have been submitted for consideration is great – an assurance that they are invited is not.