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Walla Walla Valley AVA Takes Center Stage in Third Season of Acclaimed Wine Show, V is for Vino

Episode featuring the wine region explores wine, food, and community

WALLA WALLA, WA (April 29, 2021) – “V is for Vino”, America’s #1 Wine show, released its third season today, April 29th, including an episode centered around Washington & Oregon’s Walla Walla Valley AVA. “V is for Vino” follows host and sommelier Vince Anter as he hits the road to explore wine regions and their people, history, culture, food, and wine. The third season focuses on “The Spirit of Community” found in the wine regions and the relationships between the wine industry, locals and visitors that make the wine region special. 

"The difference between good and great wine regions are the people. In a year where everyone had to rely on their community more than ever, we wanted to explore the risk-takers, innovators, and collaborative nature of wine regions,” says Vince Anter, host and founder.

The Walla Walla Valley episode of the show features a variety of Walla Walla Valley wines and wine personalities. Episode highlights include Madeline Puckette, co-creator of Wine Folly, touring Walla Walla and tasting some of the Walla Walla Valley’s most revered wines – Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot - from Doubleback, Cayuse Vineyards and Leonetti Cellar with host Anter. In addition, Anter sits down with local wine industry members Daniel Wampfler & Amy Alvarez-Wampfler of Abeja, and Jordan Dunn-Small of Woodward Canyon and Marty Clubb of L’Ecole N° 41, to discuss what makes the Walla Walla Valley AVA unique and offer their perspectives on wine.  

In addition to exploring the wines of the Walla Walla Valley, the episode also features local restaurant Walla Walla Steak Company. Anter talks with Dan Thiessen, Managing Partner, and then learns how to make one of Walla Walla Steak Company’s dishes and pair it with wine.

“The collaborative community is at the core of Walla Walla Valley Wine, and we are looking forward to sharing a glimpse into it throughout this episode of V is for Vino,” said Robert Hansen, Executive Director of Walla Walla Valley Wine. “This episode will provide wine enthusiasts around the globe a taste of what our region has to offer, and we hope that they will come experience the Walla Walla Valley for themselves too.”

“V is for Vino” is available to watch for free on, YouTube, Facebook Watch, Instagram TV and Roku. Viewers can tune in at their leisure beginning Thursday, April 29. You can learn more at

About Walla Walla Valley Wine 

Walla Walla Valley Wine is a nonprofit wine industry membership organization whose primary mission is the marketing of the Walla Walla Valley’s American Viticultural Area (AVA). Walla Walla Valley Wine functions as the leading informational resource for consumers, media and trade interested in learning more about the Valley’s wine industry. 

About V is for Vino

V is for Vino is your window into the wine world! In each episode, your host and certified sommelier Vince, takes you to a different wine region to explore its culture and history, taste the wine and meet the winemakers, and cook delicious food pairings in a local restaurant. Vince breaks down topics in fun and easy to understand ways, helpful to anyone wanting to learn - from your casual wine drinker to more serious wine studying professionals. You can even buy the wine featured in each episode at and drink along with the show - a one of its kind when it comes to experiencing wine & travel! Grab a glass and get ready to watch, learn and drink.

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