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Happy Anniversary Walla Walla Valley AVA!!

March 19, 2014

By Catie McIntyre Walker: We’re celebrating an anniversary here in the Walla Walla Valley. It’s the 30th Anniversary of when the Walla Walla Valley became an official American Viticultural Area (AVA). What does this mean and what is an AVA, you ask? An American Viticultural Area is a designated wine grape growing area that is... Read more »

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The Vine

May 24, 2013

By Kirsten Telander: If you ever want to pretend you have a private chef in your own villa, make a reservation at The Vine Fine Dining at Cameo Heights Mansion. But don’t worry about booking the Chef’s Table. Chef Nathan Carlson is front and center, and even served a couple of our courses to us... Read more »

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The Marc Restaurant

January 25, 2013

By Kirsten Telander: There are three words to sum up 2012 for Chef Antonio Campolio. James. Beard. House. He had me at James Beard. If you’re not familiar with the Greenwich Village townhouse-turned-foundation named after the culinary icon James Beard, to be invited into its hallowed halls is the equivalent of an invitation to the... Read more »

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The Rise of South Fork Grill

September 24, 2012

By Kirsten Telander: I’m a sucker for a comeback and the Phoenix-rising-ness that birthed South Fork Grill is the kind that good stories are made of. In July 2010, Creek Town Café (now South Fork Grill) unexpectedly closed its doors, leaving tourists and locals who’d clamored for reservations since its opening in 2002 grieving… and... Read more »

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Real Men Drink Pink at Spring Release

April 30, 2012

By Catie McIntyre Walker: Flowers are being planted and cases of new wines are being opened. The temperatures are rising and Spring Release Weekend in Walla Walla, May 4 through May 6, is here. Every first weekend of May the wineries in the Walla Walla Valley bring out their new releases. It’s an opportunity to... Read more »


Hidden Treasures Along the Wine Trail

March 29, 2012

By Catie McIntyre Walker: It is a large part of my bloodline to take on the “hunt” – the occasional gathering of treasures such as the collectibles I enjoy in my home. I have a couple of aunts who used to be in the antique business and even my father sometimes brought home “treasures” that... Read more »


Chuck Reininger: Winemaker and Outdoorsman Extraorordinaire

January 31, 2012

By Andrew Holt: Meet Chuck Reininger, passionate winemaker and passionate outdoorsman. Born and raised in Bellevue, Wash., Reininger calls the Walla Walla Valley home mainly due to his love of the outdoors, the region’s spectacular geography and rich history. The former mountain climbing guide says all of this passion is reflected in his wine. Hence,... Read more »

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