This February, the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance brings the magic of Walla Walla to you, taking the very best of the Valley on tour for one special evening, Monday, February 11th.
Enjoy an unparalleled opportunity to engage directly with 47 Walla Walla Valley vintners in the sustainably built, urban glamour of Portland’s Leftbank Annex. Mix and mingle with winemakers and sample, side-by-side, the wine crafted from the unique growing sites of the Walla Walla Valley AVA (American Viticultural Area).
Walla Walla Wine @ Portland
Monday, February 11
Leftbank Annex, 101 North Weidler Street, Portland
5:30 – 8:00 PM
Buy Tickets, advance ticket purchase required (ticket link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walla-walla-wine-leftbank-annex-general-admission-tickets-50929570717)
Must be 21 or older to attend
The Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance encourages you to make the most of your evening. Here are some tasting tips for oenophiles and novices alike. Cheers!
Take Notes and Pictures
Participating wineries are represented by people who know and love the Walla Walla Valley. Ask questions, take photos of your favorite bottles, jot down winery information and capture tasting notes. A full evening of wine tasting generates a lot of information and can be hard to remember the next day!
Use the Dump Bucket
Even small tastes of wine can add up. It is perfectly acceptable to spit and/or dump the remaining wine in your glass after taking a taste. Keeping a moderate pace is very important.
Say No to Perfume or Cologne
Scent is paramount to enjoying the full wine tasting experience. Allow yourself and others to enjoy the aromas of the wine without interference.
Take a break and visit the water stations. You can also bring your favorite water bottle to keep hydrated and rinse your palate along the way.
Meet Your Fellow Wine Lovers
Whether you're a seasoned connoisseur or a first-time taster, mingling with other attendees is a great way to optimize your experience. Sharing your enjoyment of a vintage or asking the opinions of fellow fans makes for a great tasting and has forged some fantastic friendships.
Designate a driver or hire a transportation service. Having your ride home handled ensures you’ll truly enjoy your tasting. Leftbank Annex is easily accessible by bus and MAX, and is one block from the first stop on the east side of the Portland Streetcar line.
**The Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance is a nonprofit wine industry membership organization and
functions as the leading informational resource for consumers, media and trade interested in learning more about the Valley’s wine industry. For more information about the organization and for a full list of participating wineries please visit http://www.wallawallawine.com/