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Tuesday, 21 May 2019 23:06
Subtte shadings of Walla Walla Valley form backdrop for this vineyard Subtte shadings of Walla Walla Valley form backdrop for this vineyard Photo by Richard Duval images

TASTE News Service, May 2, 2018 - More than 60 Walla Walla Valley wineries will welcome esteemed speakers and guest winemakers from the world’s leading wine regions June 13-15, 2019.

The occasion, the 7th annual Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine – The World of Cabernet Sauvignon, will take place at various locations throughout the Walla Walla Valley.

Celebrate showcases a different wine varietal each year, comparing and sharing the similarities and differences of the Walla Walla Valley with other leading wine regions around the world.

The 2019 Celebrate event series will kick-off Thursday afternoon with a talk hosted by Dr. Kevin Pogue, Director of Geology, Whitman College and Sabrina Lueck, Director of Enology, Walla Walla Community College Institute for Enology & Viticulture at the historic Gesa Power House Theatre in downtown Walla Walla. Designed for oenophiles, topics will span terroir, growing conditions and the cultural significance of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Thursday evening also includes Vintage Pour hosted at Tranche, where guests can sample library wines ranging from 1999 to 2012 from over 40 Walla Walla Valley wineries.

On Friday, winemakers from Italy and California will join Walla Walla Valley winemakers to delight guests with a panel discussion and tastes of their Cabernet Sauvignons. Moderated by Owen Bargreen, editor of the Washington Wine Blog and contributor to the International Wine Report, the Wine Panel Presentations and Tastings will demonstrate how wines can vary among the world’s leading regions due to different growing conditions and winemaking styles. Attendees will get to taste Cabernet Sauvignon from all six producers:


winemakers dan amy wampfler PicmonkeyAbeja winemakers Dan Wampfler and Amy Alvarez-WampflerDan Wampfler, General Manager & Winemaker | Abeja, Walla Walla Valley

JJ Menozzi, Owner & Winemaker | Aluvé, Walla Walla Valley

Josh McDaniels, President & Winemaker | Doubleback, Walla Walla Valley

Elizabeth Vianna, General Manager & Winemaker | Chimney Rock Winery, Napa Valley, California

Christopher Tynan, Winemaker | Cliff Lede Vineyards, Napa Valley, California

Nicolò D'Afflitto, Director of Winemaking | Frescobaldi, Tuscany, Italy


Walla Walla Cab S vnyd PicmonkeyEnd post at row of Cabernet Sauvignon vines

Every year we look forward to this event. Not only do attendees get to sample these six premium Cabernet Sauvignons, but they are immersed in this assembly of global minds,” said Ashley Mahan, Chief Operating Officer of the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance. “Attendees will gain access to a once-in-a-lifetime experience to learn, taste and engage with the hand-picked panel of prominent American and Italian winemakers.”

The Wine Panel Presentations and Tastings take place on Friday, June 14 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the historic Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center.

Friday’s events culminate with the Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Tasting at Waterbrook Winery. This is the largest organized tasting event of the year in the Walla Walla Valley with over 50 wineries pouring their latest Cabernet Sauvignon releases, whites and rosés.

To conclude the Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine – The World of Cabernet Sauvignon series of events, guests can reserve a seat at a table with winemakers during the Saturday, June 15 Collaborative Winemaker Dinner Series. Ticket holders will experience an exclusive evening in the Walla Walla Valley as winemakers and local and guest chefs band together to create extraordinary, intimate food and wine experiences.


Schedule at a Glanc

Thursday, June 13, 2019

World of Cabernet Sauvignon: Kick-Off Event at Gesa Power House Theatre | 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Vintage Pour at Tranche | 4:30-6:30 p.m.


Friday, June 14, 2019

Wine Panel Presentations and Tastings at Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center | 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Wine Tasting at Waterbrook Winery | 4:30-6:30 p.m.


Saturday, June 15, 2019

Collaborative Winemaker dinner series throughout the Walla Walla Valley | 6:00-9:00 p.m.


More information is available at www.CelebrateWallaWalla.com.

Last modified on Wednesday, 22 May 2019 13:05


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