WALLA WALL, Wash. — Winemakers often will smirk and say, "It takes a lot of beer to make good wine." In the case of David "Merf" Merfeld, he was helping to make a lot of good beer for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates before he started making great wine for Northstar Winery -- its premier Merlot brand. "I would probably be making beer if I wasn’t making wine," Merfeld … [Read more...] about Northstar Winery’s guiding light
Washington is the unabashed U.S. leader in Riesling production and acreage, thanks to Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and its flagship winery, Chateau Ste. Michelle. But where does Washington stand in the world of Riesling? Fifth, according to the latest stats. Here some global acreage numbers, according to the International Riesling Foundation: Pfalz (Germany): … [Read more...] about Who’s No. 1 for Riesling?