US: Walla Walla Valley AVA is an American Viticultural Area located within Washington State. Map of Walla Walla Valley wineries offers more than directions. It serves as a trip planner. The timing of its release around Holiday Barrel Tasting weekend was no coincidence, said Tourism Walla Walla Chief Executive Officer Michael Davidson. The upcoming wine tasting weekend is one of the industry’s biggest annual events.
“I think it offers the opportunity to make it easier for people to begin to plan,” Davidson said. “We can provide visitors with good information to help them plan their trips. Provide a little more structure.”
With so many wineries and so many newcomers to town, the map is intended to help visitors organise their tasting trips. Wineries are categorised based on location: Westside wineries, Southside wineries, Oregon wineries, Downtown wineries and Eastside wineries.
Michele Rennie, Tourism Walla Walla’s board chairwoman, compiled the list of wineries. Tourism Walla Walla partnered with the city’s GIS team to create the map, which includes the addresses of wineries and telephone numbers. Maps are available in PDF format online. An initial 20,000 tear-sheet copies have also been printed.
Source: Wine and Dine Walla Walla