Yesterday more than 65 wine buyers, from all over the world, came to Walla Walla as part of the Fifth Annual Washington State Wine Expo. Twenty nations were represented, including buyers from Europe and Asia. The agenda for the buyers included a discussion from local winemakers, tours of local vineyards and wineries, and of course, a sampling of the area's wines. A buyer from Switzerland was overheard saying, "I don't remember when I last tasted such a high quality of Syrah."
The tour for the buyers started in the Puget Sound Appellation earlier in the week and will continue through the Columbia Valley Appellations.