• Sagelands Vineyard 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $10

    Best Buy! The winery formerlly known as Staton Hills at one time was the first producer one would encounter when entering the Yakima Valley from the west. It’s now owned by Precept Wine in Seattle and is...

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  • Sawtooth Estate Winery 2011 Syrah, Snake River Valley, $14

    Best Buy! One of Idaho’s oldest and largest producers continues to produce some of the Gem State’s finest reds. Napa Valley transplate Bill Murray has crafted a superb Syrah, showing once again the promise of Rhône Valley...

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  • Tildio Winery 2009 Merlot, Wahluke Slope, $27

    Katy Perry, a former Ste. Michelle winemaker, now owns this small-production winery on the north shore of Lake Chelan near the town of Manson, Wash. The grapes for this Merlot come from the arid Wahluke Slope. It...

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  • Oregon Wine Month feature
    Wineries set to pop cork on Oregon Wine Month

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon Wine Month kicks off Wednesday, a month-long marketing campaign for the state’s $3 billion industry. Wine promotions, tastings and other activities are scheduled for wineries and wine retailers around the Beaver State. The...

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  • Canoe Ridge Vineyard 2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Horse Heaven Hills, $24

    This Walla Walla, Wash., winery is coming up on its 20th anniversary, and it is in its third ownership change – and for the first time is owned by a Washington-based company. Precept Wine in Seattle rescued...

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  • Ross Andrew Winery 2009 Boushey Vineyard Syrah, Columbia Valley, $38

    Few grow red wine grapes better than Dick Boushey. He has been farming wine grapes north of Grandview in the heart of Washington’s Yakima Valley for three decades, and Syrah is especially superb. This wine by Ross...

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  • Willamette Valley Vineyards 2010 Bernau Block Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $45

    Jim Bernau is the founder and CEO of one of Oregon’s largest wineries. He has been involved in the industry since the early 1980s and is one of the great entrepreneurs in the Oregon wine industry. This...

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  • wine competition
    Northwest wines enjoy strong showing at Pacific Rim competition

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – Pacific Northwest wines dominated at a top international wine competition held in California. At the 2013 Pacific Rim Wine Competition, 14 wines from Washington, Oregon and British Columbia won gold/best-in-class awards, while another...

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  • Northwest Wine Summit
    Northwest Wine Summit competition begins today

    HOOD RIVER, Ore. – The 16th annual Northwest Wine Summit competition is taking place starting today and running through Tuesday. The competition, which is being conducted at the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River, includes wines...

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  • Yakima Valley
    Yakima Valley Spring Barrel Tasting Weekend evolves

    PROSSER, Wash. – As wine lovers descend on the Yakima Valley this weekend for the annual Spring Barrel Tasting event, wineries are looking forward to long hours and an opportunity to get some face time with customers....

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