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Blood Of Gods Annual Merrymaking

July 20 @ 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The only soiree that melds heavy metal, wine, and art into a social gathering of culture and revelry returns! Presented by House Of Smith, the Annual Merrymaking continues its trend of festivity and boundary-smashing intersectionality with even more fun offerings for the senses.

12pm-2pm No Holds Barred Speaking Panel
4pm-7pm Merrymaking Main Event
8pm-11pm Afterparty Concert

Special guests Justin Moore MS and Anthony Mueller (Wine Advocate), along with Marie Cheslik (Slik Wines), Christina Ward (Feral House Publishing/Master Food Preserver), Garett Long (Troon Vineyard/’The Biggest Little Farm’ documentary), and Marquis Sauvage (Burn Cottage Vineyard), all participating in a “no holds barred” interactive table discussion and Q&A, sure to enlighten and entertain in equal measure from 12pm to 2pm which is FREE TO THE PUBLIC TO ATTEND.

The Merrymaking will commence at 4pm, with the featured special guests mixing and mingling with attendees and a whole lot more. Featured wineries who will be pouring: AniChe Cellars, Artist Block Wines, Burn Cottage Vineyard, Caprio Cellars, Cayuse Vineyards, Corliss (*pouring 2009 vintages), Force Majeure / Holocene, Gramercy Cellars, House Of Smith, Kobayashi, Limited Addition, Lingua Franca, Massican, Ovum Wines, Pursued By Bear, Troon Vineyards, Vine Street Imports, Walter Scott Wines, and Woodward Canyon Winery (*pouring 2009 vintages).

Several of the highly acclaimed artists who have contributed to the pages of Blood Of Gods will also be at the event, providing live demonstrations, ranging from screen printing and inking to block prints and more, meeting and greeting as well as selling their unique works. Erica Williams, Pam Wishbow, Cryomera, Eric Sahlsten, Alex Murd, Christopher Herndon, and Kyle Bond are some of those artists attending. There will also be a wide variety of vendors such as Sub Pop Records, Beechers’s Cheese, Shitty Wine Memes, KEXP, Wine Hearse, Poler, Woodblock Chocolate, Wine Enthusiast, and specially curated tunes featuring punk, metal, and hardcore classics and deep cuts. Speaking of deep cuts: Pizza from James Beard nominated Bar Bacetto will be available (via their new Bacetto’s Detroit Style pan pizza joint in Walla Walla) for purchase.

After Party Concert will feature sludge metal bruisers Armed For Apocalypse from Portland, and back for their second appearance (we can’t quit them!) post-metalcore greats Heiress from Seattle, with K Vintners pouring mind-blowing library wines by the glass.

Limited Space Available! Don’t wait, last year’s event was sold out, so get your tickets now! Merrymaking entry is $20 bucks, Afterparty concert is also $20 bucks, BUT(!) Early Bird Special gets you into the Merrymaking AND the After Party for $30 bucks (a 25% discount!) – limited to the first 100 people! Thanks and cheers!


Special thanks to our sponsors: House Of Smith, The Motor Co., Trysk Printing, Fitterer Construction, Oregon Wine Board, Walla Walla Land Company, Email Mavens, WW Wine Alliance, Visit Walla Walla, Caprio Cellars, WW Cannabis Co., WA Wine Commission, Visit Walla Walla, WWCC Vit and Enology Center, Poler, and Wine Enthusiast


The Motor Co.
64 E. Rose Street
Walla Walla, 99362 United States
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