ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Maryhill Winery in Goldendale, Wash., won five gold medals - two of them unanimous double golds - at the annual Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. The winery in the Columbia Gorge won double golds for its Elephant Mountain Indira red blend and Reserve Zinfandel. Maryhill also won 15 silver medals and four bronzes. Cassini Cellars in British … [Read more...] about Maryhill Winery wins 5 golds at Finger Lakes wine judging
LONDON - The next time you head to the United Kingdom for vacation or business, there is little need to pack along a bottle of Washington wine to ensure you have a taste of home with you. This year, 15 Washington wineries will sell nearly 20,000 cases of wine in the U.K. That's barely a sliver of the 12 million cases of wine Washington produces each year, but it's an … [Read more...] about Washington wine industry maintains small, important presence in U.K.
Wine grape vines are waking up across Washington's Columbia Valley, and growers could not be more pleased. "I'm plenty happy," said Mike Sauer, owner of Red Willow Vineyard west of Wapato in the Yakima Valley. "We haven't had it this early in several years." The first sign of grape vines waking up from their winter slumber is called bud break, when baby leaves begin to … [Read more...] about Warm, early spring excites Washington wine grape growers
RICKREALL, Ore. - Eola Hills Wine Cellars will be taking some of its fans in the Willamette Valley out to the ballgame this season, as the Oregon winery has scheduled two Sunday trips to Safeco Field to see the Seattle Mariners play. The first trip is June 9 to face the aging and hobbled New York Yankees. On June 30, the M's play host to the Chicago Cubs and Beaverton, Ore., … [Read more...] about Eola Hills Wine Cellars takes fans to Safeco Field
BEAVERTON, Ore. - Ponzi Vineyards, one of Oregon's oldest and most innovative and progressive wineries, is getting ready to unveil a new tasting room. Ponzi Vineyards was founded nearly 40 years ago by Dick and Nancy Ponzi. The second generation is building a beautiful new tasting room atop a hill near the winery's gravity-flow production facility near the northern … [Read more...] about Oregon’s Ponzi Vineyards getting ready to unveil state-of-art tasting room