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What Do Winemakers Do in Winter in Walla Walla?

We tapped an industry professional to find out This article was originally published on Ski Magazine. When Jean-François Pellet, director of winemaking and a partner at Pepper Bridge Winery, moved to Walla Walla, Washington, he had a two-year contract and no intention of staying. Born and raised outside Geneva, Switzerland, he had been a winemaker in Spain, … Read More

Toast a Reimagined Holiday Barrel Weekend

By Vicki Hillhouse What do you get when a homespun holiday kickoff in a picturesque town pairs with a celebration of world-class wine and food? A packed weekend with something for everyone. Two longstanding Walla Walla traditions combine Dec. 1-3 for a reimagined Holiday Barrel Weekend. Wend your way through new vintages and savor a … Read More

Drink Like a Local at These Neighborhood Haunts

While Walla Walla is renowned for its wineries, our city also boasts some fabulous neighborhood pubs that offer mouthwatering bites and lovely libations in a more laid-back setting. These local establishments make a great spot for a meal, a nightcap, or a place to watch the game with friends. No matter your beverage of choice … Read More

Rustic Italian Elegance at Bar Bacetto

Just a short, and scenic drive from Walla Walla, awaits one of the very best restaurants in the country (according to the New York Times). Welcome to Bar Bacetto, the intimate, 18-seat, hyper-seasonal Italian restaurant in downtown Waitsburg, brought to you by industry veterans Mike and Erin Easton.  Bar Bacetto is warm and inviting, and … Read More

Fall Release Weekend in Walla Walla

As the air crisps and the leaves begin to turn, Autumn inches closer. And with that is one of the most wonderful times to visit Walla Walla, Washington: Fall Release Weekend! During the first weekend of November each year (November 3-5, 2023), wineries showcase their newest releases – often wines that are exclusively available at … Read More

Walla Walla Grit — ‘Where the rubber leaves the road’

By Vicki Hillhouse Walla Walla’s rolling rural roadways and stunning views have long made the community a bicycling haven. But have you ever dropped your wheels in 10 inches of “moon dust” or “rocky peanut butter mud?” Gravel riding thrill-seekers on two wheels can never be quite certain what conditions they’ll face each September at … Read More

Fun, fun, fun at the Walla Walla Fair

By Vicki Hillhouse Get ready for “Fun in Fair-A-Dise.” With a theme that promises entertainment, the Walla Walla County Fair & Frontier Days aims to deliver with five days of musical acts — including opening day concert headliner The Beach Boys — a sold out demolition derby, three nights of PRCA rodeo action, vendors, exhibits, … Read More