Waterbrook Winery joins the 2013 Wine Spectator Grand Tour

Waterbrook winemakers John Freeman and Haydn Mouat will represent Walla Walla winemaking during this three-city excursion

Waterbrook Winery will be one of two Walla Walla wineries invited to participate in the three-city Wine Spectator Grand Tour 2013 from April 24 to May 3.

Approximately 225 of the world’s finest wineries will pour one of their Wine Spectator top-scoring wines at each stop. Waterbrook Winemaker John Freeman will welcome guests at the tour’s San Francisco and Las Vegas stops; Waterbrook Assistant Winemaker Haydn Mouat will make the final stop on May 3 in Chicago.

Featured is the Waterbrook 2009 Reserve Merlot during the Grand Tour, which Wine Spectator bestowed a 91-point score and named in its Top 100 wines of the world for 2012. This is the third time in four years Waterbrook has landed its wine on the Wine Spectator Top 100 list.

“We’re honored to be a part of this tour, pouring alongside the most esteemed wineries in the world,” said John Freeman, winemaker for Waterbrook Winery. “We are also very excited to have crowds taste Waterbrook and realize firsthand the incredible quality of Washington State merlot.”

Tour details:

  • San Francisco: Wednesday, April 24, 7 -10 p.m.
    Marriott Marquis, 55 Fourth Street
  • Las Vegas: Saturday, April 27, 7 – 10 p.m.
    at the Mirage, 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South
  • Chicago: Saturday, May 3, 7-10 p.m.
    Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue.

Tickets are $200 per person. Guests who register online will receive an immediate e-ticket. All wines are WINE SPECTATOR’s top-scoring selections. Enjoy a light buffet to complement your evening. A souvenir Riedel® tasting glass is included. For those attending the Las Vegas event, special Grand Tour rates are available. Call 1-800-374-9000 or online. For questions, email: events@mshanken.com Guests must be 21 to attend.

About Waterbrook Winery – Founded in 1984 in the heart of Walla Walla, Waterbrook is recognized for producing wines that truly exemplify the outstanding vineyard sources in the Columbia Valley. From vineyard to bottle, every detail of production is completed by a passionate team, led by winemaker John Freeman. With more than 40 wines with critical scores of 90 points or higher, and countless Best Buy recommendations – these acclaimed wines are made in an approachable, food friendly style with wide consumer appeal. Learn more at www.waterbrook.com.

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