Don’t Cry For Me Walla Walla
Wine and roses? That’s already had its day(s). Wine and cheese? Been there, done that. Wine and onions? Okay, you’re listening. Walla Walla Valley–the tiny wine region in southeastern Washington–is perhaps the only wine region in the world that is famous for both its delicious red wines and its delicious, jumbo-size sweet onions, more than 24 million pounds of which are harvested each year. Like the Vidalia from Georgia and the Maui from Hawaii, Walla Walla onions are low in sulfur (the compound that makes you cry) and so sweet they can be eaten out of hand, as you would an apple.
Walla Walla sweet onion harvest usually begins the first week in June and there will be the “Sweet Onion Festival” on the 18th & 19th this month!