- 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
L’Ecole No. 41 recruits Marcus Rafanelli to take over as winemaker
LOWDEN, Wash. — It sounds odd to matriculate from college back to a century-old schoolhouse, but Marcus Rafanelli couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work again for Marty Clubb at storied L’Ecole No. 41. Only now, Rafanelli...
- Posted December 3, 2019
Alexandria Nicole Cellars uses white Rhône blend to lead Great Northwest Invite
HOOD RIVER, ORE. — The 2019 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition will be remembered for the domination of the Alexandria Nicole Cellars 2018 Shepherds Mark White Wine, a beautiful and fascinating blend of Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier. ...
- Posted November 7, 2019
Maison Bleue Winery 2016 Voyageur Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $50
At one point, Dr. Jon Meuret had no plans to produce wines from the 2016 vintage for his Maison Bleue project. Fortunately, the triathlete changed his mind, and his melange from Les Collines, Stone Valley and Yellow...
- Posted October 14, 2019
‘Slow and steady harvest’ forecast for Northwest grapes in 2019
The 2019 vintage has entered the homestretch in the Pacific Northwest, and the weather forecast seems to indicate that vineyards are positioned for essentially an uneventful hand-ride through harvest. Greg Jones, a professor at Linfield College in...
- Posted September 4, 2019
Koenig wins Idaho Wine Competition for new owners
CALDWELL, Idaho – Greg Koenig recently sold his showpiece winery in the Snake River Valley to James and Sydney Nederend, yet the awards continue to pour out of Koenig Vineyards, the latest being best of show at...
- Posted August 23, 2019
Bledsoe Family Winery set to open tasting room in Oregon
Drew Bledsoe and his wife, Maura, decided to raise their four children near Bend, Ore., before the Walla Walla standout announced his retirement as a National Football League quarterback in 2007. On Thursday, the Bledsoes will sink...
- Posted August 12, 2019
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