All posts by Eric Degerman

  • 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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  • Jason Gorski takes over reins at DeLille Cellars

    WOODINVILLE, Wash. – DeLille Cellars, one of Washington state’s leading wineries, announced Wednesday that Jason Gorski has been promoted to replace co-founder Chris Upchurch as director of winemaking and viticulture. Gorski has seen production grow from 10,000...

    • Posted January 24, 2019
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  • Walla Walla Vintners makes winemaking change

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – The Haladay family started a new chapter at historic Walla Walla Vintners on Monday when they brought in Derrek Vipond to take over as head winemaker. Vipond, 34, left his job as assistant...

    • Posted January 15, 2019
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