Walla Walla Vintners is located in Walla Walla, Washington in the Walla Walla Valley AVA. Owners Myles Anderson and Gordy Venneri started making wine as a hobby in the early 1980s. The two then moved on to found Walla Walla Vintners in 1995, making it one of the first wineries in the Walla Walla region. Walla Walla Vintners produces approximately 5,000 cases per year and focuses on Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, and Sangiovese.
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This interview is an oral history conducted by Linfield College archivist Rachael Cristine Woody and Whitman College archivist Melissa Salrin with Gordy Venneri of Walla Walla Vintners. The interview took place on July 18, 2014 and included topics such as the community-oriented approach to winemaking in the Walla Walla Valley, Walla Walla Valley identity as a wine region, and Venneri’s advice to new winemakers.