Walla Walla the Pacific Northwest Wine Country Oasis
Join the journey as Monique Soltani travels to the Pacific Northwest. Watch as we discover how Walla Walla grew from a wheat farming community at the base of the Blue Mountains into one of America’s most loved wine regions. We take a bite out of this tiny town (and its sweet onions) with a huge heart, meet two restaurateurs who nearly lost it all during the pandemic, we walk the rocks and find out why this treasured wine region has the capacity and the geography to make some of the best wines in the world.
The Walla Walla Valley is an American Viticultural Area (AVA) located in Southeastern Washington and Northeastern Oregon. Within the Walla Walla Valley AVA lies The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater AVA, which was approved in early 2015. The distinguishing feature of The Rocks District is its soil, which consists primarily of dark-colored basalt cobblestones.
The Ag country oasis was named after the abundance of water abound. Walla Walla is flooded with with incredible food, wine, and people so it’s no wonder Walla Walla has won the hearts of wine critics and wine lovers alike, with USA Today readers naming it their favorite wine country destination three years in a row.
Wine Oh! TV is a fun and informative food and wine travel show that gets to the heart of every wine region. Join the journey as Monique Soltani travels the world bringing people together by breaking bread, opening up a bottle, and connecting through culture. Every episode answers three essential questions most asked by Wine Oh! TV’s audience over the last decade: What is there to drink, what is there to do, and what is there to eat in each wine region.
This season Wine Oh! TV shines the spotlight on smaller wine regions with Umbria, Paso Robles, Mendocino, Walla Walla, and Lodi taking center stage. Wine Oh! TV is shot with the seasonal change in vineyards from bud break in March 2022, veraison in June, to harvest in September and October. Wine is as much about agriculture, weather, and capturing a moment in time, as it is about the people behind the bottle.
NEW THIS SEASON….
Wine Oh! TV Umbria: Our first episode of the new season features Umbria, Italy, the home of Saint Valentine, where he used a Sagrantino wine from the region to marry star-crossed lovers. Umbria is home to the land of the saints, a wine so big it’s nicknamed the beast, and with black gold abound, we discover why foodies from far and wide flock to this lesser known wine region. We meet the most prominent winemakers of the region, get cooking classes with the pros, try our hand at truffle hunting, and even make money, literally!
Wine Oh! TV Paso Robles: Join the journey as Monique Soltani travels to California’s Central Coast and finds her way to a new frontier. Meet Paso Pioneers Jerry Lohr and Gary Eberle who put this rural region on the world wide wine stage. We get a taste of conservation cocktails, local cuisine from a family combining Mexican and European cuisine, and we even zipline over grapevines!
Wine Oh! TV Mendocino: Join the journey as Monique Soltani travels to one of California’s largest, greenest, and most authentic wine regions. Mendocino is often described as rugged, real, and refined and we find out why. With boots on the ground during bud break we walk the vines and make a Mendo Blendo, hit up a historic Hopland hot spot, bottle feed baby goats, and get a little sticky along the way!
Wine Oh! TV Lodi: Join the journey as Monique Soltani travels to California’s Central Valley. With the the largest collection of old vines in North America and winemaking dating back to the 1800’s, we learn why Lodi has earned its place in history. Meet a winemaker whose Grandfather came here during the Bracero Program and now he’s made the American dream a reality. We get hands on during harvest and learn what it takes to make wine from grape to glass, plus pizza making with a local pro whose family is rooted in the region. Proposed Release Date: April 11, 2023
Get to Know Grenache: Join the journey as Monique Soltani travels to the birthplace of Grenache. Shot exclusively on her iPhone Monique travels to the Roussillon region in France and the Aragon region of Spain. The sole purpose of this adventure is to get to the heart and soul of what makes the Grenache grape so great. Who better to help us understand one of the world’s most widely planted grapes than hearing first hand from the winemakers in their homeland. Proposed Release Date: April 25, 2023
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