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Walla Walla Named "Best Wine Town" in Sunset Magazine's 2018 Travel Awards

Jul. 17, 2018

Walla Walla Named "Best Wine Town" in Sunset Magazine's 2018 Travel Awards

2018 Sunset Travel Awards: 44 Best Travel Destinations.

Use our list of the best landmarks, restaurants, gear, and more to help plan your next great Western ­adventure

Best Wine Town

Walla Walla, Washington

Widely known for its wheat and sweet onions, Walla Walla is also gaining recognition for its 120 wineries and tasting rooms, many of which occupy restored early-20th-century buildings. Show up at Saffron Mediterranean Kitchen on any night of the week, and you may find it filled with young winemakers ­behind some of the best Cabernets and Syrahs in the country. Chefs have followed the grapes, and the combination has energized this once-­sleepy community. The introduction of nearby Eritage Resort—a 10-room refuge slated to open this summer, with lakeside villas to come—is bound to seal the deal. From $350; eritageresort.comwallawalla.org.

To view the whole list of award winners, visit Sunset.com