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- Bullocks bid goodbye to Eye of the Needle Winery in Woodinville
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- Former Oregon car dealer gears up with Jachter Family Wines
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- L’Ecole Nº 41 to create wine bar at Marcus Whitman Hotel
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- Northwest restaurateurs purchase Basel Cellars in Walla Walla
- Hayden Homes CEO buys interest in Pepper Bridge, Amavi wineries
- Walla Walla Community College to receive $15 million gift from MacKenzie Scott
Pacific Northwest perfect for Viognier
In France’s Rhône Valley, there are 10 white grape varieties. In the Pacific Northwest, by far the most popular is Viognier.
Its ancestral home is Condrieu in the northern Rhône. In fact, Viognier is the only grape allowed in that region.
Like Syrah, Viognier tends to be a low-acid, high-pH wine, so finding one with good brightness can be a task. Fortunately, in cooler climates, Viognier can thrive.
Here are a few luscious Viogniers we’ve tasted recently from Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and Idaho.