- New Alliance of Women in Washington Wine already stands at 200 strong
- Bullocks bid goodbye to Eye of the Needle Winery in Woodinville
- VineLines Dispatch #7: That’s a wrap
- Former Oregon car dealer gears up with Jachter Family Wines
- VineLines Dispatch: 6 Vineyards at Work
- L’Ecole Nº 41 to create wine bar at Marcus Whitman Hotel
- VineLines Dispatch: Harvest surrounding Lake Chelan
- Northwest restaurateurs purchase Basel Cellars in Walla Walla
- Hayden Homes CEO buys interest in Pepper Bridge, Amavi wineries
- Walla Walla Community College to receive $15 million gift from MacKenzie Scott
All posts by Eric Degerman
New Alliance of Women in Washington Wine already stands at 200 strong
For these members of the wine industry, March 1 — the start of Women’s History Month — was an ideal day to announce the launch of The Alliance of Women in Washington Wine. The group’s stated mission is...
- Posted March 1, 2021
Bullocks bid goodbye to Eye of the Needle Winery in Woodinville
WOODINVILLE, Wash. — GOING, GOING, GONE! That’s the subject line for the latest mailing from Eye of the Needle Winery in Woodinville, Wash. On Feb. 28, Bob and Lauren Bullock will say farewell to their longtime supporters...
- Posted February 19, 2021
L’Ecole Nº 41 to create wine bar at Marcus Whitman Hotel
LOWDEN, Wash. – Rather than joining the herd of Walla Walla Valley wineries opening satellite tasting rooms in Western Washington, owner/winemaker Marty Clubb and his wife, Megan, are investing in downtown Walla Walla by opening Heritage by...
- Posted February 2, 2021
Northwest restaurateurs purchase Basel Cellars in Walla Walla
WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The first full week of 2021 brought news of a second significant transaction in the Walla Walla Valley wine industry — the sale of showpiece Basel Cellars Estate Winery to a group of...
- Posted January 7, 2021
Hayden Homes CEO buys interest in Pepper Bridge, Amavi wineries
WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Dennis Murphy, a longtime executive for Northwest home builder Hayden Homes, has joined Norm McKibben, Eric McKibben and acclaimed winemaker Jean-François Pellet as part-owner of Walla Walla showpieces Pepper Bridge Winery and Amavi...
- Posted January 4, 2021
Walla Walla Community College to receive $15 million gift from MacKenzie Scott
WALLA WALLA, Wash. — News of philanthropist MacKenzie Scott’s gift to the Walla Walla Community College Foundation reverberated throughout the region on Tuesday night. On Wednesday, the magnitude of that donation became clear when the foundation announced that...
- Posted December 16, 2020
Seven Hills Winery 2017 SHW Founding Vineyard Merlot, Walla Walla Valley, $50
Seven Hills West serves as a touchstone for the Walla Walla Valley wine industry because it marks the region’s first commercial planting of Merlot. Casey McClellan was home from his studies at the University of Washington when...
- Posted December 15, 2020
Brian Carter Cellars adds Latin influence with marketing hire
Brian Carter, fresh off of his 41st crush as a winemaker, introduced Andreina Bacigalupo as the new marketing and sales director for Brian Carter Cellars, which operates tasting rooms in Woodinville, Wash., and Vancouver USA. Bacigalupo, a...
- Posted November 23, 2020
Goose Ridge hires Peter Devison as winemaking consultant
Family-owned Goose Ridge Estate Winery & Vineyards in Richland, Wash., has hired Peter Devison, one of the state’s top winemakers, as a consultant for director of winemaking Andrew Wilson. The Monson family operates one of the Northwest’s...
- Posted November 18, 2020
Armstrong Family Winery turns Discovery Vineyard Syrah into best wine at Great Northwest Invitational
HOOD RIVER, Ore. — Tech exec Tim Armstrong began his admiration for the Washington wine industry in 2009 when he and his wife, Jennifer, were living in Chicago. Two years later, with winemaking courses through University of...
- Posted November 10, 2020