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 eighth annual Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition was staged Friday, Aug. 28 using a smaller panel at private home in Kennewick, Wash. We hope to return the event to the campus of Walla Walla Community College in 2021.

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. Career contributions by Great Northwest Wine LLC to the Walla Walla Community College Foundation exceed $11,000.

The panel for 2020 included Kristine Bono, general manager of Tertulia Cellars; Philippe Michel, founder of Oak Traditions; and Gordy Venneri, co-founder of Walla Walla Vintners.

Date of 2020 judging

Friday, Aug. 28

Location

Kennewick, Wash.

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 Tertulia Cellars, 1564 Whiteley Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362.

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.

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