- VineLines Dispatch: Tasting rooms continue to swirl around Woodinville
- Walla Walla Valley wine industry helps raise $55K for food bank
- VineLines Dispatch captures late scramble amid early freeze
- L’Ecole No. 41 recruits Marcus Rafanelli to take over as winemaker
- VinesLines Dispatch swings along Columbia River, Walla Walla Valley
- Alexandria Nicole Cellars uses white Rhône blend to lead Great Northwest Invite
- VineLines Dispatch coverage of 2019 vintage continues
- VineLine Dispatches from Harvest 2019
- ‘Slow and steady harvest’ forecast for Northwest grapes in 2019
- VineLines Dispatch: Northwest wineries fill lists of USA Today readers
All posts by Abra Bennett
15 years of women in wine at Walla Walla Community College
WALLA WALLA, Wash. — This spring marks the 15th anniversary of Walla Walla Community College’s enology and viticulture program, from which 280 students have graduated. Of those graduates, 77 are women. When another 23 students graduate on...
- Posted May 29, 2018
Deep roots in wine lead Elizabeth Bourcier to La Rata in Walla Walla
WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Ask anyone in the Walla Walla Valley wine industry to name its brightest lights and you’ll hear familiar names: Gary Figgins, Rick Small, Christophe Baron, Marty Clubb, Myles Anderson, Stan Clarke, Norm McKibben....
- Posted May 4, 2018
Walla Walla Community College grads excel in West Coast judgings
WALLA WALLA — From Mattawa to Maine, graduates of the Walla Walla Community College enology and viticulture program have been proving themselves to be golden. While most of the grads are snapped up by the Washington winemaking...
- Posted February 6, 2018
College Cellars vineyard instructor Joel Perez recruits technology
WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Grapes are swelling in the hot Walla Walla Valley summer, with the leafy canopies doing their best to shield the ripening fruit from the fiercest of the sun’s rays. It looks primordial, timeless....
- Posted July 17, 2017
Walla Walla wine students cap their success on bottling day
WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Bottling wine doesn’t get a lot of attention. After all, the art is in tending the grapes, and later tending the barrels, right? Bottling the end product is usually viewed by the consumer...
- Posted March 29, 2017
3 generations inspire award-winning wines at Wild Goose Vineyards
An exciting breeze from the north swept over last week’s fifth annual Cascadia Wine Competition when the 2016 Pinot Gris from Wild Goose Vineyards and Winery in Okanagan Falls, British Columbia took top honors as best of...
- Posted March 27, 2017
California scientists share research with Walla Walla wine students
WALLA WALLA, Wash. — The official word from the Washington State Wine Commission is that Washington enjoyed a record grape crop in 2016. Growers and winemakers alike were thrilled with the 270,000-ton harvest, which far surpassed 2014’s...
- Posted March 13, 2017
vinAmité Cellars finds its way in British Columbia wine industry
OLIVER, British Columbia — It seemed natural for Ray and Betty Coulombe to take over a vineyard in the Okanagan Valley that was dominated by Bordeaux and Burgundy varieties. However, before they developed what has become vinAmité...
- Posted February 22, 2017
Okanagan Valley orchardists transition to stellar wines at C.C. Jentsch
OLIVER, British Columbia — There’s a common belief in Northwest wine industry that if a site produces plump cherries, then it bodes well for wine grapes. That’s certainly played out for Chris and Betty...
- Posted February 6, 2017
Paterson takes Tantalus Vineyards to another level
KELOWNA, British Columbia – Many people say that good wine is made in the vineyard, not in the cellar. But when David Paterson, general manager and winemaker of Tantalus Vineyards in Kelowna, British Columbia says it, it’s...
- Posted January 9, 2017