Northwest Riesling scene more than just Chateau Ste. Michelle

By on October 11, 2015
Riesling is a favorite in the Pacific Northwest and around the world.

A winemaker at the 2013 Riesling Rendezvous in Woodinville, Wash., displays his love for Riesling. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine)

When we think of Northwest Riesling, our minds often focus on Chateau Ste. Michelle. That would seem natural because Washington’s oldest and largest winery makes more Riesling than any producer in the world. That’s right: No single winery in Germany, Austria, California or Australia makes more Riesling than Ste. Michelle.

But here in the Pacific Northwest, we are blessed with many winemakers who love to craft Riesling. The wines range from bone dry to sultry sweet, from Washington to Oregon to Idaho to British Columbia.

Here are a dozen examples of Riesling made by producers across the Pacific Northwest.

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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