2023 Library Winemaker Dinner Series
Thursday, March 23 • 6-9pm
$265/person plus service charge and tax

Join the Walla Walla Steak Company team for the first of our Spring Winemaker Dinner Series, with Doubleback Winery CEO and winemaker, Josh McDaniels. Held in the historic rail car, Josh will lead guests through an intimate dinner with four library wines hand-selected from the Doubleback cellar for this special occasion. Chef Rock Silva has created an extraordinary menu to pair with these sought after wines.


Spiced Hamachi Crudo
Young coconut, rhubarb, ginger, peanut, lime, thai flavors
2016 Doubleback Chardonnay

Aged Duck Breast
Baby Leeks, Roasted Grape, Pickled Mustard Seed, Golden Raisin

2021 BMD Pinot Noir

Char Grilled Prime Filet
Foie Gras, Potato Fondant, Sprouted Broccolini, Demi-Glace

2017 Bledsoe Family Winery Cabernet Sauvignon

Dark Chocolate and Praline Tart
Candied Hazelnuts
2014 Doubleback Cabernet Sauvignon

About the winemaker:
Josh McDaniels was born and raised in Walla Walla and at an early age fell in love with the wine industry. In fact, he started his own winery during high school. It was here in Walla Walla at the Leonetti Cellar where he first toiled with and witnessed the hard work and beauty that goes into creating a premium wine. The wine industry captivated him from both an entrepreneurial and wine standpoint and prompted his formal education from the Institute of Enology and Viticulture in Walla Walla while, at the same time, continuing to work under his long- time mentor, Chris Figgins of Leonetti. To further his education, Josh took extension courses through Washington State University and U.C. Davis and also interned in Argentina at Paul Hobbs’ Vina Cobos Winery.

Josh has been named a “Game Changer of Washington Wine”, a “Washington Prodigy”, and a “Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers of America” from Wine Enthusiast magazine. He has served on a number of non- profit boards, including as the former Board President of the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance. Josh lives in Walla Walla with his Wife, Kim, and their three children.