All posts by Abra Bennett

  • California’s Jackson Family buys Oregon icon WillaKenzie Estate

      YAMHILL, Ore. – Jackson Family Wines has acquired WillaKenzie Estate, deepening its investment in Oregon and affirming its commitment to producing high-quality wines from the region. WillaKenzie Estate is an acclaimed Willamette Valley producer of single-vineyard...

    • Posted October 4, 2016
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  • Walla Walla winemaking class creates pied de cuve for Carmenere

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Somehow, I have become the Voodoo Mistress of the Walla Walla Community College Enology and Viticulture program. And when I say voodoo, I mean pied de cuve. And when I say pied de...

    • Posted October 3, 2016
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  • Walla Walla’s SuLei Cellars looks to expand

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – SuLei Cellars is the brainchild of Elaine Jomwe and Tanya Woodley. They’ve known each other for half their lives, been together for 16 years, have been married for nearly three years, and are...

    • Posted September 27, 2016
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  • Actor Kyle MacLachlan pursues bears, Walla Walla wine

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – You may know Kyle MacLachlan as Portlandia’s mayor or as Dune’s Paul Atreides, or perhaps as Dale Cooper in Twin Peaks or as Trey MacDougal in Sex and the City. You probably don’t know...

    • Posted September 23, 2016
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  • SeVein Vineyard rises as some of best grapes in Great Northwest

    MILTON-FREEWATER, Ore. – The unearthly shriek of the bird “cannon“ echoes off the gentle slopes of SeVein Vineyards, fired by soon-to-be assistant vineyard manager Oliver May as tries to deter, however briefly, flocks of birds from ravaging...

    • Posted September 19, 2016
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  • Walla Walla couple flying high with new Aluvé Winery

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – This is a tale of new beginnings and helping hands. It’s a tale of relying on your instincts and trusting those of the people around you. It’s the story of JJ and Kelly...

    • Posted September 16, 2016
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  • Walla Walla Valley wine grape harvest begins to ramp up

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The Walla Walla Valley wine grape harvest is off to a steady start and is expected to burst into a full-blown frenzy in the next week or so. Although many growers expected an...

    • Posted September 13, 2016
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  • Great Northwest Wine guide to Bainbridge Island wineries

    From downtown Seattle, it’s easy see the Bainbridge Island ferry making its frequent runs across Puget Sound. But what you can’t see is how the island is another world. Hop on that ferry and you’ll be transported...

    • Posted September 6, 2016
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  • Walla Walla sparkling wine a black-to-white process

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – It’s fresh and sparkling in your glass, perhaps with flavors of peach, baked apple, honey and nougat. It’s a little richer in flavor than most sparkling wines, with just a hint of color....

    • Posted August 31, 2016
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  • Lagana Cellars bucks trends in Walla Walla wine country

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Jason Fox is a trend-bucker at heart, and it’s not just his tats, piercings and hip ear jewelry. How many people do you know who started out studying astrophysics, got a degree in...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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