- Lenné Estate exudes sophistication, sense of place with Pinot Noir
- Dry pink wines extend rosé trend in Pacific Northwest
- Oregon wine leader King Estate promotes winemaker Brent Stone to COO
- Metropolitan Grill in Seattle receives rare Grand Award from Wine Spectator
- Maryhill Winery preps for final concert at its amphitheater
- Washington wine research seminar set for July 11 in Woodinville
- Taste of Cascadia gathers 20 top winemakers to The Lodge at Columbia Point
- Brian Carter rosé rises to top of Washington State Wine Competition
- Tiny Grantwood Winery tops Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition
- Savor Idaho serves as delicious barometer for Idaho wine industry
15 Northwest wines for $15 or less
Here in the Pacific Northwest, it costs more to make wine than many other places in the world.
Simply put, the vines don’t like to carry quite so much fruit as, say, California’s Central Valley. Labor can be more expensive than in South America and other regions. And because few wineries make wines in mass quantities (with a few notable exceptions), materials such as glass, cork, labels and equipment can cost more.
Yet we’re still blessed with plenty of wine for $15 or less from throughout the Pacific Northwest, including Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
Here are 15 examples of delicious wines in that magical price range that we’ve tasted in recent weeks.