Union Bulletin - WW Valley & Long Shadows Win Top U.S. Awards

It’s official! The Walla Walla Valley — for the third year in a row — is America’s Best Wine Region in the 2022 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. And local Long Shadows Vintners took a top spot as Best Wine Tasting Room as well.

“It’s extremely gratifying to see the Walla Walla finish at the top of the list for an unprecedented third consecutive year,” Robert Hansen, outgoing executive director of Walla Walla Valley Wine, said in the release.

“From the arts, history and culture to the dining, agriculture and scenery, to, of course, the wine, there are a lot of pieces to the puzzle that makes the Walla Walla Valley America’s best wine region,” Hansen said in the announcement.

Long Shadows Tasting Room manager Karin Collisson agrees with that sentiment and gives credit to the entire wine community, which she said made it possible to win the best tasting room award. “The award speaks to the commitment to everyone in the wine region as we are all part of this, and of course all of our supporters” Collisson said.

Collisson says she hopes the recognition will bring more visitors to Walla Walla, and that will be beneficial to everyone. “This is not just about us,” Collisson said. “Anything we have achieved, we have done it with the entire wine community.”

Read the full Union Bulletin article here.

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