Walla Walla Wine Ghetto and Woodward Canyon Red

Written by Rocky Mountain Woman on April 25, 2012 – 12:02 pm -

This post is part of Jenny Matlock’s Alphabet Thursday and is in honor of the letter “W”. For more wonderful “W” posts, please click here http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/

I picked this little beauty up on my last trip to Walla Walla. It is intended as a “table wine”, a nice well balanced red that works well with food and it fits perfectly in that category. I bought three bottles and have served all three with various menus with great success. VERY food friendly red!

I have never seen it in my local wine store and it may just be available at the winery, so you should probably just plan a trip there right now to pick up a bottle. http://woodwardcanyonwinery.com/

If you take wine tasting trips and have never tried Walla Walla you are really missing out! Let me know if you go and I’ll give you a list of my favorite wineries. I’ve been there a half a dozen times now. It’s a laid back, sweet little town with great restaurants and wineries. There is a nice golf course that sits right outside of town on the edge of an area known as the “wine ghetto”. When I stop there for a few days, I play golf in the morning and taste wine in the afternoon and then take a nap before setting out for dinner with more wine! It’s the perfect getaway…

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30 Comments to “Walla Walla Wine Ghetto and Woodward Canyon Red”

  1. Donna Heber Says:

    Your post is perfect timing as my husband is going to a wine tasting this evening so it is just me and the kitty cat. I would love to go for a tour through a winery. Maybe this summer hubby and I can plan a trip here in New York.

  2. Raw Thoughts And Feelings Says:

    Sounds interesting! When a bottle that can be paired up with different meals, it’s worth buying many..

  3. Judie McEwen Says:

    Well, I’ll drink to that! Good “W” post, RMW!!

  4. Woodward Canyon Winery Says:

    Thanks for the post and thanks for stopping by the winery! So glad you enjoyed the wine. If you get a chance to come back to the Walla Walla Valley, be sure to stop and say “hi” to us here at Woodward Canyon.

    This is a great wine and you are correct – it is only available through the winery. We do ship to quite a few states these days and are offering free shipping on six or more bottles of any type. Just in case any of your readers are interested!

  5. Rocky Mountain Woman Says:

    Hi Woodward Canyon,

    I loved your winery! I am hoping to get back sometime this summer and you are absolutely on my “must visit” list.


  6. Lori Says:

    Thank you for faithfully commenting on my blog every week! My sisters and I are going up to wine country in June for wine tasting and I can’t wait! Red wine is definitelymy favorite. Dr. Oz said that cabs are the healthiest.

  7. Sandy Says:

    really good W post.. I’ll try any wine
    but not before it’s time….
    good post!

  8. EG Wow, Canada Says:

    Walla Walla is a ways to go for me, but I still enjoy reading abut the wines you recommend.

  9. Emille Says:

    Red is my favorite wine! We have that in common, but not playing gold:):)

  10. Barbara Says:

    Wine looks good….the polenta looks even better! :)

  11. Teresa Says:

    It would be so much fun to go on a wine tasting trip. :-)

  12. JDaniel's Mom Says:

    I love the coat of arms on the label.

  13. Vicki Says:

    I went to one in CO with my kids last fall. Even tried a few sips:) Still can’t get a taste for it.. So cool that the winery folks commented!

  14. Herding Cats Says:

    Wonderful W post!

  15. storybeader Says:

    sounds like a nice day. I don’t play golf, but a walk on a golf course is always nice. That said, is the Walla Walla you speak of in Washington State? {:-D

  16. Tracy Says:

    Good post reminds me of my washington based family is Spokane

  17. Sue Anderson Says:

    Walla walla wine.

    Gotta love that name.


  18. Rocky Mountain Woman Says:


    Yes, it’s in WA State.

    Thanks for stopping by,


  19. Rocky Mountain Woman Says:


    I thought it was cool that they commented also! They were so friendly and informative when I was there that I ended up buying waayyyy more wine than I had intended…


  20. Anita Schiller Terry Says:

    I feel like I should bring back some good Chilean wine for you to review…heehee. thanks for stopping by my blog. We’re still in Patagonia so it’s hard to do any blog reading but I’ll get caught up when we return home. Meanwhile, more photos when I can. Have a great week!

  21. Splendid Little Stars Says:

    Now that is the life!
    I’ve been to the Finger Lakes region of New York, a wonderful wine area. There are a number of vineyards, wineries, and restaurants surrounding the several lakes–all very laid back.

    (I commented on your last post [I want to make that!] but it seems the comment was lost in the ethers. Hope this one makes it!)

  22. ellen b Says:

    Walla Walla…such a fun name for a city or a wine.
    That’s just across the mountains from me. Dear and I need to get a B & B and do a little wine tasting.

  23. Ames Says:

    I really need to learn to drink more red wine. I seem to favor white wine. One of my favorite wines ever is from Snowqualmie Vinyards in Washington.~Ames

  24. Pondside Says:

    Maybe this summer – we’ll be staying within driving distance and Walla Walla sounds interesting.

  25. Lola Says:

    Hi RMW!

    Visiting from Mrs Matlock’s, thanks for stopping by and look forward to *seeing* you again soon!

    Great post – great *W*ine!

    Have a great weekend too.

  26. upinthecosmos Says:

    I’m not a wine drinker but I’m always tasting in hopes to find one I’d like:-) I just like that this one has Walla Walla & Ghetto invovled… LOL! Oh and thanks for reading & commenting on my W post, it’s great to know that there is someone else that really does enjoy a Wirscht Salad when it’s made with the good stuff:-)

  27. Nan Says:

    Great W example today! Your molasses cookie recipe looks yummy too, might have to try it this weekend. Nan

  28. Jenny Matlock Says:

    We are hoping to get to Walla Walla this fall. My husband is determined I would love to live there but I’ve never been.

    Maybe he wants to live there because of this wine!

    Quite possibly true. You both like the same wines!

    Thanks for a wonderful link for the letter W.


  29. Tracy Says:

    I love wine bottles, all the different labels, the glasses, the wine charms, names, etc. I have tried many different wines, and have never really gotten a taste for it- I can drink a glass with dinner, but, it never was my favorite drink, I actually wish it was good to me, haha- it has always looked so glamorous, so chic… I don’t really drink any alcoholic drinks, maybe once in a blue moon, but I always think a dinner table looks so pretty, and complete with a beautiful bottle of wine chilled nearby and pretty wine glasses….

  30. Andy Says:

    I’m not much of a drinker, but Walla Walla sure sounds exotic, like I should be on the African Plains somewhere (lol). Thanks as always for your delightful posts.


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