- Columbia Valley growers, winemaker look back on Mount St. Helens
- Salty fries and old Spätlese; the ’99 Bottles’ that made Andre Mack a somm
- Oregon wineries woo sports broadcaster Tony Kornheiser
- Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance moves Celebrate to 2021
- Early freeze, drop in demand lead to smallest harvest for Washington wine since 2012
- Stock helps David Hill join ranks of B Corp wineries
- First markers for 2020 vintage include wet January, cool start to April
- In tune with Bells Up Winery in Oregon’s Chehalem Mountains
- Ste. Michelle Wine Estates closes wineries, tasting rooms to public
- Fortuity Cellars recruits winemaker Alexis Sells from Duckhorn
Scenes from Northwest Wine Encounter
BLAINE, Wash. – More than 60 wine lovers gathered at Semiahmoo Resort for the inaugural Northwest Wine Encounter, an event that celebrates the beauty and diversity of Pacific Northwest wines.
Winemakers and grape growers from Washington and Oregon took part in the event. They were:
- Bob Betz, founder and winemaker for Betz Family Winery in Woodinville, Wash.
- Chris Upchurch, co-founder and winemaker for DeLille Cellars in Woodinville, Wash.
- Joe Dobbes, owner and winemaker for Dobbes Family Estate in Dundee, Ore.
- Darel Allwine, winemaker for Col Solare on Washington’s Red Mountain.
- Dick Boushey, owner of Boushey Vineyards in the Yakima Valley town of Grandview.
Patrons and wine professionals tasted through wines of Washington and Oregon for three days at the stunning Semiahmoo Resort near the Canadian border just south of Vancouver, British Columbia. They were treated to a delicious five-course gala dinner Saturday evening.
Here are a few photos from the inaugural Northwest Wine Encounter.