- Wild Goose Vineyards in British Columbia tops Cascadia wine judging again
- Southern Oregon starts June ahead of historically hot 2015 vintage
- Columbia Valley growers, winemaker look back on Mount St. Helens
- Salty fries and old Spätlese; the ’99 Bottles’ that made Andre Mack a somm
- Oregon wineries woo sports broadcaster Tony Kornheiser
- Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance moves Celebrate to 2021
- Early freeze, drop in demand lead to smallest harvest for Washington wine since 2012
- Stock helps David Hill join ranks of B Corp wineries
- First markers for 2020 vintage include wet January, cool start to April
- In tune with Bells Up Winery in Oregon’s Chehalem Mountains
All posts by Eric Degerman
Northwest vineyards track along 2017 vintage after cool July
Portions of the Pacific Northwest saw wildfire smoke waft in during July and ahead of scorching summer temperatures as growing degree days for the 2019 vintage are tracking similar to 2017 in many vineyards. Climate researcher Greg...
- Posted August 5, 2019
Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance hires Robert Hansen as executive director
Robert Hansen, a longtime leader of the Portland Rose Festival Foundation, was named Tuesday as executive director for the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance. He will be the third person to serve in that role since Duane...
- Posted July 31, 2019
Amelia Wynn 2016 Grenache wins Washington State Wine Competition
GRANDVIEW, Wash. – A year ago, self-taught winemaker Paul Bianchi earned best-of-class awards at the storied Washington State Wine Competition for his Cabernet Franc and Tempranillo. Last week, the vintner at tiny Amelia Wynn Winery on Bainbridge...
- Posted July 1, 2019
Zerba Cellars 2016 Wild Z wins Walla Walla wine competition
WALLA WALLA, Wash. – It’s been an emotional year for Zerba Cellars, so the 20-employee company welcomed the news that its 2016 Estate Wild Z Red Wine was voted as best of show at the seventh annual...
- Posted June 25, 2019
Maryhill, Gehringer Bros. stand tall at INDY International judging
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Richard Batchelor of Maryhill Winery repeated as Winemaker of the Year and Barrister Winery received a trio of double gold medals as Pacific Northwest producers again proved their mettle at the 28th annual...
- Posted May 31, 2019
Koenig Vineyards in Idaho stays local with sale to Nederends
CALDWELL, Idaho – In a stunning yet feel-good move for the Idaho wine industry, Greg and Kristen Koenig have agreed to sell Koenig Vineyards on the Sunnyslope of the Snake River Valley to James and Sydney Nederend...
- Posted May 17, 2019
2019 vintage off to warm start in Northwest vineyards
The Pacific Northwest wine industry won’t soon forget the snow and cold of February, and yet the 2019 vintage is off to a warm start, according to data gathered by climate researcher Greg Jones. As the month...
- Posted May 6, 2019
I Love Gamay festival helps kick off Oregon Wine Month
Oregon Wine Month kicks off this week, and yet the third annual I Love Gamay multi-day festival in Portland takes on some British Columbia flavor as sparkling wine producer Bella Wines joins in. “I sourced them out...
- Posted May 1, 2019
Travel Oregon awards $125,000 in grants via Wine Country license plate
The Oregon Legislature authorized the Wine Country license plate program in 2011, and five organizations with ties to wine-country tourism learned today they will share $125,000 in grant funding as a result. Travel Oregon announced the results...
- Posted April 24, 2019
Josh Lawrence, Tom Merkle team up to buy Conner Lee Vineyard
OTHELLO, Wash. – Conner Lee Vineyard, a historic planting in Washington state that the late Walter Clore helped coordinate in 1980, has been purchased by acclaimed viticulturists Josh Lawrence and Tom Merkle. “This vineyard has been a...
- Posted April 21, 2019