All posts by Eric Degerman

  • Auction of Washington Wines names Jamie Peha as executive director

    SEATTLE – Jamie Peha is well aware of her reputation within the Washington wine industry for wielding “a velvet hammer.” That ability to do so skillfully and with a smile will serve her well in her new...

    • Posted March 19, 2019
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  • Auction of Washington Wines selects 2019 honorary grower, vintner

    Historic contributions by the Red Mountain wine industry will be in the spotlight for the second straight year at the Auction of Washington Wines with Scott Williams of Kiona Vineyards chosen to serve as the 2019 Honorary...

    • Posted March 15, 2019
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  • Cabernet Sauvignon production grows by 29 percent in Washington wine industry

    SEATTLE – Winemakers in Washington state crushed more Cabernet Sauvignon in 2018 than ever before, and it accounted for 29 percent of the near-record 261,000 tons of wine grapes harvested. According to the Grape Production Report released...

    • Posted March 14, 2019
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  • March enters as lion for Columbia Valley vineyards

    Spring is just around the corner but with several inches of snow in the forecast, the heart of Washington wine country won’t be generating any growing degree days this week. And February went into the record books...

    • Posted March 5, 2019
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  • Ste. Michelle books 27 shows for Summer Concert Series

    WOODINVILLE, Wash. – Chateau Ste. Michelle lifted the spirits of many in throughout the Pacific Northwest on Friday with a harbinger of spring, announcing the complete lineup for its 35th annual Summer Concert Series. There are a...

    • Posted March 3, 2019
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  • Vancouver USA wineries set table for Savor SW WA Wine

    Southwest Washington and Vancouver USA, home to the first wine grape vines in the Pacific Northwest, will be the setting for the inaugural Savor SW WA Wine on Saturday, May 11 near the Fort Vancouver National Historic...

    • Posted February 16, 2019
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  • Young AVA launches Lewis-Clark Valley Wine Festival

    LEWISTON, Idaho – This spring, Cabernet Sauvignon will be focus for the inaugural Lewis-Clark Valley Wine Festival, an event to showcase the Pacific Northwest’s first commercial wine region and one of the country’s newest American Viticultural Areas....

    • Posted February 14, 2019
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  • Wine Marketing Roundtable set for April 8 in Walla Walla

    Marketing maven Marilyn Hawkins formalized the agenda for the Monday, April 8 seminar as part of her on-going Wine Marketing Roundtable series through the Walla Walla Community College Department of Continuing Education. Among the headliners is Constance...

    • Posted February 14, 2019
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  • Walla Walla prison proposes plan for inmates to tend vines, hops

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – There are hurdles to climb, yet there’s a growing sense of optimism that Jeremy Petty will be planting wine grapes and hops inside the fence at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla....

    • Posted January 30, 2019
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  • Maryhill Winery springs into Vancouver, then Woodinville

    VANCOUVER, Wash. – By the end of the 2019, no producer in Washington state will operate more tasting rooms than critically acclaimed Maryhill Winery and owners Craig and Vicki Leuthold. The Leutholds are poised to unveil their...

    • Posted January 28, 2019
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