- VineLines Dispatch: Harvest surrounding Lake Chelan
- Northwest restaurateurs purchase Basel Cellars in Walla Walla
- Hayden Homes CEO buys interest in Pepper Bridge, Amavi wineries
- Walla Walla Community College to receive $15 million gift from MacKenzie Scott
- Brian Carter Cellars adds Latin influence with marketing hire
- VineLines Dispatch: A Gorgeous look at harvest
- Goose Ridge hires Peter Devison as winemaking consultant
- Tri-City winemaker Palencia partners on Culture Shock mobile catering
- Armstrong Family Winery turns Discovery Vineyard Syrah into best wine at Great Northwest Invitational
- VineLines Dispatch: Harvest of Walla Walla Valley
All posts by Eric Degerman
Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance moves Celebrate to 2021
Friday brought news of another festival postponement prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic when Celebrate Walla Walla Wine – The World of Syrah was pushed back to the summer of 2021. Organizers made the decision nearly three months...
- Posted April 26, 2020
Early freeze, drop in demand lead to smallest harvest for Washington wine since 2012
Some of the world’s best wines from the 2019 vintage will come from Washington state, however there will be fewer total bottles produced as a result of last year’s reduced harvest. Last month, the Washington State Wine...
- Posted April 26, 2020
Stock helps David Hill join ranks of B Corp wineries
David Hill Vineyards & Winery in Forest Grove, Ore., home to some of the Pacific Northwest’s oldest vines, recently received Certified B Corporation status. Outdoor apparel giant Patagonia, Ben & Jerry, Athleta and Bombas are among the...
- Posted April 14, 2020
First markers for 2020 vintage include wet January, cool start to April
Vines are gradually coming out of their winter slumber, but the 2020 vintage already will be one that no wine lover in the Pacific Northwest will forget. World-renowned climate researcher Greg Jones, who also serves as director...
- Posted April 5, 2020
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates closes wineries, tasting rooms to public
WOODINVILLE, Wash. — Ste. Michelle Wine Estates – the largest wine company in the Pacific Northwest – announced late Friday that all of its wineries and tasting rooms will be closed to public effectively immediately in response...
- Posted March 13, 2020
Fortuity Cellars recruits winemaker Alexis Sells from Duckhorn
WAPATO, Wash. — Fortuity Cellars, a young brand poised to open up a new winery and tasting room in the Yakima Valley, has taken a significant step by hiring Alexis Sells, a member of the winemaking team...
- Posted March 10, 2020
TEXSOM awards Best Syrah to So. Oregon producer Reustle
Reustle – Prayer Rock Vineyards in Southern Oregon continues to earn global acclaim for its work with Syrah by capturing the award for Best of Variety at the TEXSOM International Wine Awards last month in Irving, Texas....
- Posted March 7, 2020
Coronavirus outbreak prompts cancellation of Taste Washington
SEATTLE — In the aftermath of Tuesday’s update by Gov. Jay Inslee on the coronavirus outbreak, the Washington State Wine Commission announced Thursday afternoon the cancellation of Taste Washington, a four-day festival in Seattle that last year...
- Posted March 5, 2020
Gamay, Grenache Blanc steal show at McMinnville judging
McMINNVILLE, Ore. — As much as Oregon justifiably brands itself with world-class Pinot Noir, a panel of judges recruited from across the country voted to highlight charming examples of Gamay Noir and Grenache Blanc as the top...
- Posted February 10, 2020
Walla Walla Valley wine industry helps raise $55K for food bank
WALLA WALLA, Wash. – It began in 2011 as a modest $2,000 fundraiser spearheaded by the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance, yet this year’s Barrel Full of Money reached impressive new heights when the Blue Mountain Action...
- Posted December 23, 2019