The tradition of breaking tradition.
Behind every single bottle of WA wine is not one person, but a community. We have a saying here: a rising tide floats all boats. That’s because from grapes to glass to you, Washington wine is a deeply human pursuit. There is no shortage of personality, character, and expression in our wine. We’re thrilled to introduce you to the stories, voices, and heartbeat of Washington: the people who have made, and continue to make, what WA Wine is today. This is us, this is now.
Get to Know the Alliance of Women in Washington Wine
Breaking Ground • Farmer Ambassador Program
We’re thrilled to introduce our first-ever farmer ambassador program, Breaking Ground, which follows a cohort of 14 farmers across 10 months in 2022. Get to know our ambassadors below.
We’re in a growth spurt, and we have the room to grow.
There are clues everywhere that hint at what makes Washington wine so Washington. Fractured basalt, the diurnal shift, the rain shadow effect, and so much more. It’s why we say we’re unparalleled, and why some say we’re the best of both worlds. If you’ve never set foot on the eastern side of our state, or traveled to the four corners of our grape growing regions, you’re in for endless discovery. So go uncork that bottle of Washington wine in your fridge, pour yourself a glass, and sip back as we share stories from across time, place, and space. Nobody tastes like us, because nobody looks like us.
Whether this is your first or twentieth time exploring Washington Wine country, we hope to make a positive lasting impression, and can’t wait for you to visit us (again) someday soon.
Sommlight • Featured Episodes
When sommeliers are working on the floor, we know it’s clockwork. But when they’re off the floor, what makes them tick? Welcome to Sommlight, a new kind of conversation.
The Sommlight Podcast
Hosted by Washington Wine’s Marketing Director David Flaherty, Sommlight is a conversation series that unveils the other side of sommeliers and wine professionals, showcasing their humor, humanity, and depth. Everyone knows that when a somm is on the floor, it’s clockwork. What we don’t know is, when they’re off the floor, what makes them tick? Join us as we pull apart the archetype and see what makes somms — some of the most humble and brilliant humans to grace this earth — feel most alive. Tune in to the podcast below, but make sure to learn more about the program here. If you like what you hear, tap Watch above to see the 15-minute video versions.
Sommlight Podcast: Eugenio Jardim
Take a listen to some of our featured voices to see what they have to say about wine, food, and hospitality.
Meet the Next & New Gen
Currents students from Walla Walla Community College’s V&E program interviewed 13 winemaker & winegrower alums to get a glimpse into their stories. Take a look below at the current future of #WAwine.
2022 Next Gen Interviews
20 winemaker alums were interviewed in 2022. Read their stories below.