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Avennia Winery Announces Opening of New Tasting Room in Walla Walla, WA   


WOODINVILLE, WA. June 29, 2023 – Avennia, the Woodinville winery owned by acclaimed  winemaker Chris Peterson and former Microsoft executive Marty Taucher, today formally  announces the upcoming opening of a new tasting room location in downtown Walla Walla. 

The tasting room is located at 3 S. First Ave, just off Main St. and situated on the new  WalaWala Plaza, a pedestrian-only plaza with water features, shade structures, bike racks, and  landscaping. Avennia anticipates a mid-August opening for their new Walla Walla tasting room.  More details will be coming soon about a grand opening celebration. 

“We are incredibly excited about the opportunity to be a part of the Walla Walla community and  contribute to the region’s success as a world-class wine tourism destination,” said managing  partner Marty Taucher. “We look forward to sharing our wines with visitors from around the  world and offering our club members and guests another venue to enjoy Avennia wines.” 

The new space, designed by the architectural firm BOXWOOD and currently under renovation  by S & K Mountain Construction, will have the same modern look and feel as Avennia’s two  other tasting room locations. The Walla Walla location will offer tastings of Avennia’s current  and past releases, as well as light snacks to pair with the wines. Additionally, the tasting room  may occasionally feature LIMINAL wines, a Peterson/Taucher project focused exclusively on  Red Mountain’s WeatherEye Vineyard. 

The company is seeking an experienced tasting room manager and tasting room associates to  staff the new location. Eli Traverse, Avennia’s Red Mountain Estate manager, will oversee hiring and ongoing management. Interested candidates are encouraged to email info@avennia.com. 

About Avennia 

Avennia was founded in 2010 by winemaker Chris Peterson and managing partner Marty  Taucher. The two met at DeLille Cellars, where Peterson was assistant winemaker and  Taucher, a former Microsoft executive, was working as a harvest intern. 

Avennia is inspired by the Roman name for the city of Avignon, the heart of Old-World  winemaking. The goal of Avennia is to make wines that evoke clarity: clarity of place, clarity of  type, clarity of purpose. Sourcing from acclaimed Washington vineyards, Peterson uses classic  French varietals and traditional winemaking methods allowing the vineyards and terroirs to  distinguish themselves within the wines. 

The first Avennia tasting room opened in Woodinville in 2016. In 2021, Avennia acquired an  estate vineyard on Red Mountain and soon after opened an estate tasting room, which recently  celebrated its one-year anniversary. Avennia wines have consistently received high accolades  from critics and have appeared on several Top 100 lists. In 2017, winemaker Chris Peterson  was named “Winemaker of the Year” by Seattle Magazine. 

Peterson and Taucher are also the team behind Lydian, a value label of wines made from many  of the same vineyard sources as Avennia wines, and LIMINAL, premium wines sourced  exclusively from Red Mountain’s WeatherEye Vineyard. (For information, please visit www.liminalwine.com.) 

For more information, please visit www.avennia.com.



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