A Wine Tasting Itinerary in Walla Walla, Washington
With over 120 wineries and a charming downtown full of restaurants and shops, Walla Walla is one of the most popular Washington Wine regions.
Walla Walla is situated in the golden hills of the Palouse at the base of the Blue Mountains, an easy four hour drive from Seattle or Portland. There are dozens of tasting rooms directly downtown and within walking distance from major hotels or vacation rentals, making for an easy day of walkable touring. The vineyard estates are equally close, with the majority of wineries and tasting rooms within a fifteen minute driving radius of the city center.
This historic town is simply oozing with art, culture, beautiful Victorian homes, great restaurants, and excellent tasting rooms. We've picked two tasting rooms in downtown Walla Walla and two on vineyard estates just out of town for you to visit on this itinerary! We would recommend starting with the two vineyard properties first (Dusted Valley & Walla Walla Vintners) and then heading downtown for the next two (Barons Winery & Seven Hills Winery).
4 Hours From Seattle
Walla Walla is just four hours from Seattle, accessed over Snoqualmie Pass and southeast from Ellensburg.
Walla Walla boasts an impressive 120 wineries and 2800 acres of grapes! We've selected four of the best wineries on this wine tasting itinerary.
Hundreds of Accommodations
There is no shortage of AirBNBs, VRBOs and hotels around Walla Walla.
Featured Walla Walla Wineries
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Beginning with a single Cabernet Sauvignon in 2001, the driving force of Barons Winery has been the unwavering commitment to producing world-class wines in Washington. By striving to make the best expressions of the classic red and white grape varietals of Bordeaux, Barons has consistently released some of the finest Washington wines.
Their longtime relationships with storied vineyards affords Barons the opportunity to source grapes from some of the oldest vines in the Columbia Valley and Walla Walla. Coupled with a state-of-the-art winery and barrel-aging facility in Walla Walla, expect to enjoy extremely fine Washington wines during your visit to their downtown Walla Walla tasting room.
Wines Produced: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Blends
"Love love love their Cab Sauvs! Delicious wine, great atmosphere. Had lots of fun talking with and learning from Stephanie. A must stop when you're visiting Walla Walla." -NS, Google Review
Wines Produced: Chardonnay, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec. Cabernet Franc, Petite Sirah, Rhone and Bordeaux-Inspired Blends
"Awesome winery! Cab was delicious and the wine tasting staff were wonderful, knowledgeable, and did a fantastic job. A must stop for Walla Walla." -JB, Google Review
Seven Hills Winery
Note: Open for Reservations beginning July 1
Established in 1988, Seven Hills Winery is one of the founding estates of Walla Walla Valley. As pioneers who first championed the region, their heritage is built on longstanding relationships with the most renowned growers in the Northwest and a deep knowledge of the land. Seven Hills is dedicated to crafting memorable Walla Walla wines, with emphasis on red varietals like Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec.
The Seven Hills tasting room is located in downtown Walla Walla in their historic working winemaking facility. This historic brick building sets the stage for your tasting of current release Seven Hills wines!
Wines Produced: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Red Blends
"Best experience ever. The staff was so friendly. Best wines I found in Walla Walla, they could be charging double their current prices. Atmosphere was amazing in an old planing mill. I couldn't have felt more at home." -TB, Google Review
Walla Walla Vintners
Walla Walla Vintners has been crafting wines with a true sense of place in the Walla Walla countryside since 1995. As Walla Walla Valley’s eighth winery, being stewards of the land is a point of pride.The tasting room/barn is located on their historic estate in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. First time visitors to Walla Walla may be surprised how many Walla Walla tasting rooms aren't on actual vineyards. This experience is sure to reacquaint you with the land and give you a gorgeous vineyard atmosphere to taste through these reknowned Walla Walla wines.
Wines Produced:Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Red Blends
"Some of the finest red wine you will find in the area. The view outside the tasting room is almost as good as the wine. You drive through a lavender field on the right as you get to the Winery. If you only have one winery to try in Walla Walla for wine tasting you could do much worse than than Walla Walla Vintners!" -MF, Google Review