Discover Walla Walla
The name Walla Walla is of Indian origin and means "many waters".
Walla Walla enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year. We're a 4-season destination offering skilled restaurants inspired by farm-driven food, charming tasting rooms, award-winning wines, art, music, outdoor invitations for golf, fly fishing, biking, hiking, balloon rides, and a historic downtown in full renaissance.
2012 Calendar of Special Events
Resources for Exploring Walla Walla
"A rush-hour backup consists of 4 cars idling at a stop sign - and you'll probably know the people in line." - NY Times
Tourism Walla Walla - wallawalla.org
The Walla Wall Foundry is a large-scale design, casting and fabrication workshop that serves some of the world's most prestigious sculptures.
Wine Country Information
The long warm summer days and short cool nights produce a perfect balance of sugars and acidity in grapes. This temperature variation allows the grapes to develop their flavor and complexity slowly, while retaining natural acidity.
There are nearly 2,000 acres of grapes growing next to fruit orchards and wheat fields. The valley straddles the line between Burgundy and Bordeaux regions of France.
Walla Walla's position east of the Cascade mountain range limits the amount of rainfall allowing growers to control precisely the amount of water a plant receives through irrigation. This makes the appellation ideal for growing grapes. Unique soil delivered by a series of tremendous floods thousands of years ago offers the perfect drainage.
In 1977, the first present-day winery was established. In 1984 the Walla Walla valley was recognized as a unique American Viticultural Area. At this time there were 4 wineries, and 60 acres of vineyards. Now there are more than 100 wineries, and nearly 2,000 acres of vineyards.
The region is known for its individuality and goodwill among community members. Fill your senses with the beauty of rolling waves of irrigated crops.
Fort Walla Walla - fortwallawallamuesum.org
Downtown Walla Walla features restored early 20th century, beaux-arts and Victorian buildings
Unique to Walla Walla
The Walla Walla onion is a big sweet variety, owing its mildness not to sugar, but to a high water and low-sulpher content. These onions can weigh as much as 2 pounds.
Walla Walla Sweet Onions - sweetonions.org Lavender Farm - bluemountainlavender.com Monteillet Fromagerie, Joan (509) 876 1429 www.montecheese.com Hands-on Baking Classes at "Baking By Hand" www.BakingByHand.com
Fisher Wine Tours www.winerytourswallawalla.com Lori Fischer, (509) 540 9518 Wine Country Trip Planning Service www.washingtonwine9.com Carrie Simon, (206) 910 8910 Black Tie Wine Tours (Limos/Town Cars), (509) 525 8585 www.blacktiewinetours.com
Alaska/Horizon Airlines www.alaskaair.com Out of the Blue Aviation, www.OutOfTheBlueAviation.com Cathy Mighell, (360) 474-1060 Private Jet Charter, Skyrunners Corp. Steve Reed (509) 525-5746 Walla Walla Airport www.wallawallaairport.com
Haute Dog Pet Resort (509) 525 1312 www.hautedogpetresort.com
The average annual rainfall in Walla Walla is only 12.5 inches.
Walla Walla Valley Cycling - wwvalleycycling.com
Wine Country Weddings
Walla Walla Weddings - wallawallaweddings.com
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