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 tasting rooms in downtown Walla Walla and on vineyard estates just out of town for you to visit on this itinerary.

4 Hours From Seattle

Walla Walla is just four hours from Seattle, accessed over Snoqualmie Pass and southeast from Ellensburg.
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120 Wineries

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.
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WineryHunt Washington club members enjoy waived wine tastings and 10% discounts at the following Walla Walla Wineries in 2021

  1. Armstrong Family Winery

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  2. Ducleaux Cellars

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  3. Prospice Wines

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  4. Reininger Winery

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  5. Walla Walla Vintners

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Armstrong Family Winery

Started in 2011 by owner/winemaker Tim Armstrong and his wife Jen, Armstrong Family Winery has in short order garnered the attention of critics and consumers alike with their memorable Washington wines. In 2017, the Armstrongs relocated to a vineyard in Walla Walla and are proud to grow their business in the Walla Walla Valley.
 
Guests can now experience Armstrong Family wines in their beautiful, historic downtown tasting room. Currently due to state guidelines, guests are hosted on the Armstrongs' partially tented patio and enjoy their choice of wine tasting flights. While there are heaters under the tent, guests are advised to dress for the weather. The Armstrongs also have cozy blankets and hats available for purchase. Reservations are available Monday-Saturday 12-5. However, walk-ins are only available as space allows on Saturdays so reservations are highly recommended. Note - indoor tasings will be offered when allowed.
 

Wines Produced: Red blends, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Viognier

"Scott guided us through our tasting. He was informative, helpful and friendly! Would definitely recommend." - MZ, Google Review

Barons Winery

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

Ducleaux Cellars

Ducleaux Cellars is a small family winery (a "Garagiste") making prodigious Walla Walla Valley wines from handpicked professionally managed vineyards with distinctive terroir. Owners, Toby and Chris started their winery in a single-bay garage. Today, they continue their pursuit of making outstanding artisan wines. Their estate vineyard in the Rocks District south of Walla Walla is maturing and they look forward to making their first estate wines.

Join Toby and Chris to experience their Rhone-style wines, their story, and their place in person.

Wines Produced: Red blends, White blends, Rosé

"Excellent wines, great value" - JH, Google Review

Prospice Wines

Prospice is the creation of two friends with a shared vision for wines and winemaking. Each changed course from a prior professional career (architecture and law), drawn to winemaking by the impulse to craft an artisanal product. The team of two use Old-world inspired restraint to produce their Bordeaux and Rhone varietal wines. Relying on the vineyard to do the majority of the work, the wines produced are bright, vibrant, and energetic.

Guests will enjoy the fruits of this friendship, which has produced award winning wines. Chances are your tasting will be hosted in a relaxed environment by one or both of the winemakers who are brimming over with information to share with you.

Wines Produced: Syrah, Mourvèdre, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier, Rosé

"This is really fantastic wine. I'm neglecting the rest of my cellar because I keep uncorking my Prospice! I recommend this as a must stop in Walla Walla!" - JK, Google Review

Reininger Winery

The Reininger story begins with Chuck Reininger’s early exposure to the great outdoors, sparking a deep connection to the natural world and a passion for adventuring among the elements of Earth. After spending years as a mountaineering guide on Mt. Rainer, Chuck developed a unique intuition about the environment that made him thirsty to find a new way to “bring the outside in.” He and his wife Tracy founded Reininger Winery in Walla Walla in 1997.  

Since its inception, REININGER Winery has been devoted to the Walla Walla Valley AVA, being the first winery to produce wines solely sourced from Walla Walla's outstanding vineyards, including Pepper Bridge, Seven Hills and Birch Creek Vineyards. Their sister brand, Helix, explores the diverse 11 million acres that make up Washington's Columbia Valley through many of its single vineyard bottlings. Every grape that grows in the Washington State tells a story of the massive forces that shaped our land thousands of years ago, and tasters get to appreciate these natural forces in every sip of their unique wines. 

Wines Produced: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Chardonnay, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, Syrah, Red blends, Sémillon, Syrah, Viognier

"Visiting Walla Walla for a couple days of wine tasting and this was our favorite Winery of the trip. Impressive assortment of whites and reds and knowledgeable, lovely staff." - AK, Google Review

Walla Walla Vintners

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, with plenty of outdoor seating to spread out and enjoy the views. 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, Dolcetto, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Red Blends

"Gorgeous, peaceful setting. Very nice staff, and great wine!" - KB, Google Review
"This is a beautiful winery not to miss. I feel like I'm in Tuscany without the long flight and all the cost." - SL, Yelp Review

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