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June 2014
Taste and Tote 

Wine Flies Free on Alaska Airlines!


Fly from Washington Wine Country and check a case of wine, free of charge!   It's easy, just make sure your Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan number is in your reservation and your wine flies free! 

This award winning Mileage Plan program gives you access to over 700 destinations Worldwide across 14 airline partners.  You can earn miles flying to Washington Wine Country and burn them flying to Bordeaux.  Not a member?  Join for free here!


Fine Print: The wine must be safely packaged for transport in a protective shipping container. The TSA asks that containers not be sealed, but remain open for inspection.  The first case free program applies to all out-bound destinations in the United States and Canada destinations served by Alaska Airlines. It does not apply to international destinations.  Advise the Alaska Air Customer Service Agent when you check in so the box can be properly labeled with FRAGILE stickers. Items packaged in cardboard boxes are covered in case of loss, but are checked at your own risk for damage. For details on Alaska Air check baggage policies visit their Check Baggage Policies at



Oregonian live social media event 
June 26th and 27th


Join the Oregonian's travel editor Terry Richard and the newspaper's food/arts writer Grant Butler as they conduct a series of live online chats with Walla Walla representatives on June 26 & 27.

Terry will be on the ground in Walla Walla interviewing Tourism Walla Walla executive director Ron Peck, along with Duane Wollmuth from the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance and Tom Maccarone from T. Maccarone's restaurant. Grant will be participating in the session remotely from the Oregonian's offices in Portland. The general public is encouraged to participate in the session and ask questions regarding Walla Walla's travel, wine, and culinary industries.

Anyone interested in submitting questions during the live chats must pre-register as a commenter on, then log on for any of the following sessions:  

Travel: Ron Peck, Thursday, June 26, 9am
Wine: Duane Wollmuth, Thursday, June 26, noon
Culinary: Tom Maccarone,Friday, June 27, noon

To follow the chats as they happen (or read them afterward), go to 




Friends of James Beard Benefit Weekend
Made in Walla Walla - July 18th-19th
Tour, Lunch & Wine Tasting - Friday, July 18th
Wine Country Culinary Institute, Walla Walla Community College
Explore the culinary and viticulture programs at the Wine Country Culinary Institute with Chef Dan Thiessen and Tim Donahue, Winemaker and Instructor at College Cellars.

Friends of James Beard Benefit Wine Paired Dinner
The Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center
Enjoy an hors d'oeuvre and wine reception, followed by a six course wine paired meal prepared by James Beard-recognized Chef Antonio Campolio, The Marcus Whitman Hotel, Chef Dan Thiessen, Wine Country Culinary Institute, and Chef Michael Kline, Walla Walla Bread Company. With wines by L'Ecole No. 41, Leonetti Cellar, TERO Estates, Three River Winery, Walla Walla Vintners and Woodward Canyon.

Family Style Lunch, Wine Tasting & Tour - Saturday, July 19th
Three Rivers Winery
The Marcus Whitman Hotel partners with Three Rivers Culinary Garden for house-grown features in The Marc Restaurant and Vineyard Lounge. Tour and experience the garden first hand with Chef Antonio Campolio and Assistant Winemaker, Andy Slusarenko. In addition to the tour, enjoy award winning white and rośe Walla Walla wines from College Cellars, Flying Trout Wines, Long Shadows Vintners, Three Rivers Winery, Tranche Cellars, Rotie Cellars, and Waters Winery 

For more information on this event and to purchase tickets, please contact the Marcus Whitman Hotel.  866-826-9422 or 509-525-2200.

Upcoming Events 
There is so much going on in Walla Walla it is impossible to list everything.  Be sure to visit our website for a complete calendar.


All Summer


Walla Walla Drag Strip - racing fun for the whole family.

Click here for full schedule. 


Living History at Fort Walla Walla- Saturdays and Sundays - 2pm

Click here for more information and the summer schedule. 




Walla Walla Sweet Onion Festival & Restaurant Week - Starts June 21



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4th of July in the Park - Pioneer Park, Food, Fun, Festivities -10am-6pm 


Summer Musical - Fiddler on the Roof

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Salmon Bake - Saturday, July 12th.  3:30-6:30 at the Community Center at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds. $25 per person.  Profits from the event will be used to support high school graduate scholarships and youth activities in the Walla Walla Valley. 


Tickets are available at the Tourism Walla Walla Visitor Center at 26 E. Main Street.  Daily. 10-4.  Or at the event.  





Shakespeare Summer Festival

at the Gesa Power House Theatre 


Julius Caesar and  


The Two Gentleman of Verona

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Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson - Cordiner Hall - September 11, 2014 

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An Evening with David Sedaris - Cordiner Hall - November 19, 2014 

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Click here to view our complete Events Calendar.  





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