- Fidelitas promotes Will Hoppes, Mitch Venohr as part of transition
- 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
All posts by Eric Degerman
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
Sweet 16th AVA in Washington belongs to Candy Mountain
Sweet news came from the federal government on Sept. 25 with the establishment of the Candy Mountain American Viticultural Area, which gave the Washington state wine industry its 16th AVA. Candy Mountain, a portion of which is...
- Posted September 25, 2020
H3 2016 Cab rides off as Washington State Wine Competition best of show
Two years after it earned acclaim from the world’s most influential wine publication, the Columbia Crest 2016 H3 Cabernet Sauvignon finished atop the 2020 Washington State Wine Competition as the best of show. Since there were 500,000...
- Posted September 18, 2020
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