Walla Walla Valley has been crowned America’s Best Wine Region in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards.
The Walla Walla Valley has been crowned America’s Best Wine Region in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. The award is the result of a monthlong, nationwide public vote in an annual poll conducted by the newspaper and its travel site 10Best.com. Walla Walla was selected from a finalist field of 20 communities, nominated by a panel of experts.
Walla Walla, home to more than 120 wineries and fortified with a renowned culinary, arts, entertainment, and outdoor recreation scene, has been nominated three consecutive years.
The 10Best awards contest launches new categories every other Monday at noon and then gives participants four weeks to vote before winners are announced.
The U.S. is home to more than 250 wine regions. Walla Walla competed for the title from a pool of finalists that included Sonoma County, Temecula Valley and Valle De Guadalupe in California, as well as two-time winner Finger Lakes in New York.