A Walking Tour of Downtown Walla Walla Wineries

Charles Smith Wine Lineup at their Tasting Room

Walla Walla is definitely one of our favorite wine regions to visit – The people are friendly, the food is amazing, it’s not overly crowded, and of course, the wine is amazing!

One of our favorite ways to explore the wineries of Walla Walla is by foot. The Main Street downtown area is extremely walkable and there are nearly 40 wineries that you can get to by foot! That’s a lot of exploring!!! Fortunately, I’ve taken on the tough task of sampling most of them and today I’m going to share with you my “shortened” list of my 10 favorite downtown Walla Walla tasting rooms, listed in geographical order.

  1. Seven Hills Winery produced my favorite rosé of 2016. I’m also a huge fan of their Sauvignon Blanc and their entire lineup of red wines is fantastic.Seven Hills Winery in Walla Walla
  2. Spring Valley Vineyard – Their lineup includes a bevy of 90+ rated wines. When you enter their tasting room, you’ll really get an understanding of the family roots of this winery. The Katherine and Frederick are two of our favorite wines here.
  3. Trust Cellars – The Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon at Trust are some of my personal favorites.
  4. Barons Winery – Be sure not to miss the Cabernet Sauvignons at this newer Walla Walla tasting room. For the white wine lovers, there’s also a Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.
  5. Mark Ryan Winery – I love every wine in the Mark Ryan lineup. But, they just made things even better. Now, they’re offering a lineup of elegant Oregon-produced Pinot Noirs. Perfect for when you want a break from the heavy red wines typically produced in Walla Walla.Mark Ryan Winery in Walla Walla
  6. Henry Earl Estates – If you’re into big, bold reds, this is your place. Bring home a bottle of their Reserve Cabernet and really impress your friends.
  7. Browne Family Vineyards – Be sure to try the Malbec and Grenache Rosé at Browne Family. They may even greet you with a glass of sparkling wine. Love their cozy tasting room with oversized leather sofas.Browne Winery in Walla Walla
  8. Rotie Cellars – Producing Rhône Valley style wines. Lot’s of unique blends to sample here.
  9. Charles Smith Wines – Go for the rockstar atmosphere, stay for the HUGE variety of wines that you can sample here. From Riesling, to Syrah to Cab Franc, you’re sure to find a bottle that you’ll love here. The patio is amazing during the warmer weather months.Charles Smith Wine Lineup at their Tasting RoomCharles Smith Winery in Walla Walla
  10. Bledsoe Family Winery – Doubleback Winery is now Bledsoe Family Winery. This sister winery from football star Drew Bledsoe has a lineup of Chardonnay, Rosé, Syrah, Cab and a Red Blend.

Bledsoe Family Winery in Walla Walla

Here’s a handy map that Visit Walla Walla has put together showing the location of all these amazing spots in downtown Walla Walla.

Looking for something to eat? Here are some of our favorite downtown Walla Walla restaurants:

Favorite breakfast spots in downtown Walla Walla:

Favorite lunch & dinner spots within walking distance of downtown Walla Walla:

Favorite places to stay withing walking distance of downtown Walla Walla:


  1. Pech

    Thanks for your sacrifice – I love going on walking tours of tasting rooms in a downtown area as it makes it easy on our group to try a lot without a lot of time going around driving, and although we can’t see the vineyard many tasting rooms still have a wonderful atmosphere – and it’s easy to then to go get food (or take a nap if you are also staying nearby) between your all day tastings! I’ll definitely refer to this when I visit Walla Walla!


  2. Breona Graper

    40 wineries in walking distance in Walla Walla?! I dont know how I didnt know about this. I will definitely be putting this on my wine tour list and using your recommendations as a resource. I do love big bold reds so I will go to Henry Earl Estates for sure. Thanks so much for broadening my wine area knowledge in the PNW! Very cool. xo


    1. Erin

      So glad I could help Breona – Cheers!


  3. Kathy Hofmann

    Thanks for the lovely roundup of Walla Walla. My husband and I recently visitedeastern Washington to go wine tasting. We stayed in Yakima and did several days of winetasting at wineries all the way down to Red Hill. only later did we learn that Walla Walla was the way to go. We definitely enjoyed the region, and I’ll save your guide for the next time around.


    1. Erin

      I hope you have the chance to make it there Kathy – Walla Walla is definitely one of my favorite wine regions to visit!


  4. Mary

    One of the many reasons I love Walla Walla so much! It’s so easy to get around, visit wineries, eat at great restaurants, all without having to drive!! I definitely agree with Andrae’s Kitchen. What a gem!!! I also love Saffron too 🙂
    Shoot, this whole list (restaurants and wineries) is great 🙂


    1. Erin

      Isn’t Walla Walla just the best?! Love it there!!! Will you be attending the Wine Blog conference there this year Mary?


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