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Walla Walla in southeastern Washington State has become a popular wine destination with a thriving wine industry, including over 120 wineries and numerous tasting rooms in the compact downtown area. Locals credit the area's colleges, particularly Walla Walla Community College's enology program, for infusing the region with energy and creativity.
More than 120 wineries call this southeastern city in Washington State home, and dozens of tasting rooms fill the compact downtown.
The Walla Walla Valley has enviable growing conditions for Rhône and Bordeaux varietals. The Rocks District, known for cobblestone-rich gravels, and the Blue Mountains, characterized by porous loess-covered foothills, contribute to the distinct styles of wine in the region.
The valley, which extends partly into the northeastern corner of neighboring Oregon, has enviable growing conditions for Rhône and Bordeaux varietals. Within the Walla Walla Valley AVA, the Rocks District creates a distinct style thanks to cobblestone-rich gravels made of volcanic rock, while porous loess-covered foothills characterize the Blue Mountains.