Liz Knapke

(904) 718-6773
Brief info

A member of the Walla Walla Valley Wine community since 2018, Liz is the Executive Director of the Wine Alliance, a wine industry organization whose primary mission is to build an internationally acclaimed Walla Walla Valley Wine brand in collaboration with member wineries, vineyards, and partners.

A graduate of The Ohio State University’s Hospitality Program, Liz has a wide range of experience in food and beverage including marketing, business development, events, and nonprofit leadership. A master storyteller, the Walla Walla Valley is the ideal location for Liz to combine over 20 years of experience collaborating with artisans and makers and helping tell their stories.

Liz has been searching for a place like Walla Walla most of her life. Born in the Midwest, she is delighted to have found the small agrarian city with an authentic and collaborative community that fosters a vibrant downtown, thriving arts scene, the Blue Mountains, and of course, world-class wine and food. Liz also serves on the Board of Directors of the Gesa Power House Theatre located in downtown Walla Walla and is passionate about supporting local arts.