- Elephant 7 soars with Yellow Bird Vineyard Grenache at Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition
- Dunham Cellars in Walla Walla raises $15,049 for suicide prevention
- USA Today readers vote Walla Walla Valley as America’s Best Wine Region
- Williamson Vineyards young Albariño rises to top of 2020 Idaho Wine Competition
- 2020 vintage for Northwest tracks dry, warm but not hot
- 5 Idaho wineries to pour at drive-in theater
- VineLines Dispatch updates moves in Woodinville Wine Country
- VineLines Dispatch updates Walla Walla Valley openings
- Wild Goose Vineyards in British Columbia tops Cascadia wine judging again
- Southern Oregon starts June ahead of historically hot 2015 vintage
All posts by Eric Degerman
Elephant 7 soars with Yellow Bird Vineyard Grenache at Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition
Josh West of Elephant Seven Wine in downtown Walla Walla has a pretty good idea what he’ll hear from vineyard manager Kenny Hart when the news breaks about the best wine at the 2020 Walla Walla Valley...
- Posted September 2, 2020
Dunham Cellars in Walla Walla raises $15,049 for suicide prevention
WALLA WALLA, Wash. — The global pandemic prompted Joanne Dunham and the Blair family to cancel various festive events surrounding the 25th anniversary of Dunham Cellars in Walla Walla. Instead, they found another way to make a...
- Posted August 31, 2020
USA Today readers vote Walla Walla Valley as America’s Best Wine Region
The Pacific Northwest wine industry continues to build upon its reputation beyond its borders, and the latest example came today when the Walla Walla Valley was announced as America’s Best Wine Region as part of the 2020...
- Posted August 21, 2020
Williamson Vineyards young Albariño rises to top of 2020 Idaho Wine Competition
CALDWELL, Idaho — The Williamson family has been looking for a distinctively different dry white wine to pour in their tasting room on Idaho’s historic Sunnyslope in the Snake River Valley. Judges at the 2020 Idaho Wine...
- Posted August 19, 2020
2020 vintage for Northwest tracks dry, warm but not hot
If growers and winemakers throughout the Pacific Northwest enjoyed the fruits of their labor from the 2019 vintage, then Mother Nature might be providing a somewhat similar season from an already unforgettable 2020. A number of weather...
- Posted August 5, 2020
5 Idaho wineries to pour at drive-in theater
PARMA, Idaho — Countless celebrations of wine worldwide have been lost to the pandemic during the 2020 vintage, but the Idaho Wine Commission is directing a new production called UnWined at the Drive-In, using a big screen...
- Posted August 4, 2020
Valcan Cellars 2016 Rainbow’s End Vineyard Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $32
As the winemaker for Silvan Ridge, JP Valot works with larger lots of Pinot Noir. While he focuses on Syrah, Malbec and Tempranillo for his own young label, he shows off his versatility with this hedonistic example...
- Posted July 27, 2020
Wild Goose Vineyards in British Columbia tops Cascadia wine judging again
LEWISTON, Idaho — The Canada/U.S. border has been closed for months, but the pandemic didn’t prevent Wild Goose Vineyards in Okanagan Falls, British Columbia, from using its 2019 Mystic River Vineyard Gewürztraminer to win best of show...
- Posted June 30, 2020
Southern Oregon starts June ahead of historically hot 2015 vintage
As Northwest wine country officially enters summer, the forecast for the region signals a return to warmer-than-average conditions and growing concern about the extended drought conditions in some corners. Gregory V. Jones, director of the Evenstad Center...
- Posted June 17, 2020
Columbia Valley growers, winemaker look back on Mount St. Helens
Anyone from the Class of 1980 in Spokane, Wash., will remember where they were and what they were doing when ash from Mount St. Helens began to fall 40 years ago on May 18. It marked a...
- Posted May 18, 2020