Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition

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Walla Walla Community College’s Center for Enology & Viticulture. (Photo courtesy of Walla Walla Community College)

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The seventh annual Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition will be staged Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at the Walla Walla Community College Center for Enology and Viticulture.

This blind judging of wines made by Walla Walla Valley wineries is a scholarship competition and will benefit future winemakers by providing funds for viticulture and enology students at Walla Walla Community College.

Date of 2019 judging

Tuesday, June 18


College Cellars, Walla Walla Community College, 3020 E. Isaacs Ave., Walla Walla, WA 99362

Cost to enter

$55 per entry.

Free ‘shipping’

To make it easier and more cost-effective for you, we will pick up your wine the day before the competition. Or you can choose to drop it off at the college.


  • Eric Degerman, president/CEO, Great Northwest Wine
  • Ken Robertson, columnist, Wine Press Northwest magazine, Kennewick, Wash.


  • Kristine Bono, direct to consumer manager, Tertulia Cellars, Walla Walla, Wash.
  • Katy Michaud, winemaker, Double Canyon, West Richland, Wash.
  • Andy Perdue, wine columnist, The Seattle Times
  • Mike Rader, panelist, Great Northwest Wine, Kennewick, Wash.
  • Hank Sauer, panelist, Great Northwest Wine, Kennewick, Wash
  • Paul Sinclair, panelist, Great Northwest Wine, Kennewick, Wash.
  • Coco Umiker, winemaker/co-owner, Clearwater Canyon Cellars, Lewiston, Idaho
  • Sara Wilson, general manager/certified sommelier, wine buyer, Mystic Café, Lewiston, Idaho

Eligible wines

  • Any winery that is physically located in the Walla Walla Valley AVA may enter this competition.
  • The wines may come from any AVA. For example, a winery using grapes from the Horse Heaven Hills or Columbia Valley may enter those wines.

Click here to enter the Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition