A Day in the Life of Washington Wine

By on October 1, 2013

Red Willow Vineyard is owned by Mike Sauer.

Mike Sauer, owner of Red Willow Vineyard, worked with winemaker David Lake for decades. This photo was taken two years ago during “A Day in the Life of Washington Wine.” (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine)

Today, the Great Northwest Wine crew will be scouring the Columbia Valley taking photos, documenting what a typical day is like in the life of Washington wine.

Additionally, wineries across Washington will be taking photos and sending them to us for a package we are calling “A Day in the Life of Washington Wine.”

We first did this two years ago, and it was universally enjoyed. We plan to make this an annual event.

The photos we take and collect will be published here on Great Northwest Wine in about 10 days. Several Washington newspapers also plan to publish photos in print and online.

Day in the Life of Washington Wine

Owen Roe winery in Oregon uses grapes from Washington vineyards. This photo was taken two years ago during our “Day in the Life of Washington Wine.”

About Andy Perdue

Andy Perdue is the editor and publisher of Great Northwest Wine. He is a third-generation journalist who has worked at newspapers since the mid-1980s and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest magazine with Eric Degerman and served as its editor-in-chief for 15 years. He is a frequent judge at international wine competitions. He is the author of "The Northwest Wine Guide: A Buyer's Handbook" (Sasquatch, 2003) and has contributed to four other books. He writes about wine for The Seattle Times. You can find him on Twitter and .

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