All posts by Eric Degerman

About Eric Degerman

Eric Degerman is the president and CEO of Great Northwest Wine. He is a journalist with more than 30 years of daily newspaper experience and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest with Andy Perdue and served as its managing editor for 15 years. He is a frequent wine judge along the West Coast.
  • Walter Gehringer is the winemaking brother at Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery in Oliver, British Columbia.
    Gehringer tops Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition again

    HOOD RIVER, Ore. – On the same day Walter Gehringer was crushing his 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, 20 of the Pacific Northwest’s most influential wine judges selected the Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery 2017 Signature Riesling Icewine as best...

    • Posted October 11, 2018
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  • L’Ecole No. 41 announces management change

    LOWDEN, Wash. – When Debbie Frol began working for the Clubb family in 2002, L’Ecole No. 41 might have been best known for its whimsical label, a child’s drawing of the historic Frenchtown schoolhouse west of Walla...

    • Posted September 13, 2018
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  • Team Quady sweeps superlatives at Oregon Wine Competition

    JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Herb Quady used his passion for Rhône varieties and tapped into Southern Oregon’s inherent flair with Tempranillo as he and his Barrel 42 Custom Winecraft team swept the superlatives at the 2018 Oregon Wine...

    • Posted September 8, 2018
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  • Fries family sells Duck Pond Cellars to Great Oregon Wine Co.

    DUNDEE, Ore. – This summer, the Fries family celebrated the 25th anniversary of Duck Pond Cellars. Today, the family announced the sale of their Oregon winery and vineyards in Oregon to The Great Oregon Wine Co., a...

    • Posted September 5, 2018
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  • USA Today readers vote Stoller Family Estate tasting room No. 1 in nation

    DAYTON, Ore. – Few properties in the Pacific Northwest rival the world-class wines and the quintessential wine country experience offered at Stoller Family Estate in Oregon’s Dundee Hills. According to USA Today readers, no winery in the...

    • Posted September 4, 2018
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  • Auction of Washington Wines tops $4 million again

    For the second straight year, the Auction of Washington Wines topped $4 million in fundraising to Seattle Children’s Hospital and Washington State University’s viticulture and enology program. Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville continues to serve as home...

    • Posted August 27, 2018
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  • Fujishin, Lost West Winery use Riesling to top 2018 Idaho Wine Competition

    CALDWELL, Idaho — Martin Fujishin has been on quite a run in the past two years, and now he’s got best of show at the 2018 Idaho Wine Competition to add to his history. The winemaker who...

    • Posted August 22, 2018
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  • Private Barrel Auction raises $251,500 for Washington State University wine program

    WOODINVILLE, Wash. – There were lots of winners on Thursday at the fourth annual Private Barrel Auction, but the biggest winner might have been Washington State University, which will receive a record-setting $251,500 for its viticulture and...

    • Posted August 19, 2018
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  • Treveri Cellars kicks off harvest of 2018 vintage on Aug. 17

    WAPATO, Wash. – Treveri Cellars in Washington state’s Yakima Valley kicked off harvest of the 2018 vintage on Friday, Aug. 17 with a lot of Chardonnay for its acclaimed sparkling wine program. Second-generation winemaker Christian Grieb, who...

    • Posted August 19, 2018
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  • Wind Rose Cellars tops Capital judging with Primitivo

    LACEY, Wash. — David Volmut, who has made Italian varieties a focus of Wind Rose Cellars on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, produced a 2013 Primitivo from acclaimed StoneTree Vineyard on the Wahluke Slope that won best of show at...

    • Posted August 19, 2018
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