This is our biggest party weekend of the year for members of our wonderful Wine Illusionist Society wine club. We start with a Bottle Party and food truck on Friday night, move on to a sit-down Winemaker dinner and dance party (costumes encouraged) on Saturday night, and wrap up the fun with Vineyard tours on Sunday morning. On top of all this there will be fabulous new wines to try for both members and non-members. You don't want to miss the fun.
Join more than 60 Walla Walla Valley winemakers, three internationally-known guest winemakers, Master Sommeliers and celebrated chefs in exploring one of the world’s most renowned grape varieties – Merlot.
Taste and compare wines from the Walla Walla Valley, and other leading wine regions from around the world during a captivating winemaker panel. Participate in special tastings of rare vintage wines and intimate winemaker dinners. On top of the normal cast of events, Rex Pickett, the author of Sideways, will also participate in both the Opening Meeting as well as some special events (go to the Wine Alliance website for more info).
We will host a dinner Saturday night (Tickets will be sold through the Wine Alliance (http://www.celebratewallawalla.com/) at the winery with Sally Johnson from Pride Mountain Vineyards in Napa and Trey's brother-from-another-mother, Justin Wylie from Va Piano Vineyards.
Springtime means new releases of wines from across Walla Walla's wine community. Come out to try our new releases of the Levitation Syrah and Sorceress Grenache, along with our estate Syrah "The Psychedelic" from Stoney Vine vineyard in "the Rocks".
Wine Illusionist Society members, keep an eye on your email, but looks like we will do one of our casual open-house type events either Friday or Saturday night.
This is always a special weekend, with a Wine Illusionist Society Bottle Party on Friday night and special wines on display. RUMOR has it that we will be unveiling a new wine club for Rocks lovers--with (for wine club members) Funkadelic, Psychedelic, and the first wine off of Ziggy Stardust vineyard--being inaugurated.
Wine Illusionist Society members: check your emails for more details and what type of wine we will be featuring at the bottle party.