Riesling a favorite across Pacific Northwest

By on July 17, 2016
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Ted Baseler, President/CEO of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, presents the opening remarks for the 2013 Riesling Rendezvous, an international conference in Seattle.

Ted Baseler, President/CEO of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, presents the opening remarks for the 2013 Riesling Rendezvous, an international conference in Seattle for producers of the noble white grape. (Eric Degerman/Great Northwest Wine)

Thanks to a handful of large producers, Washington state is undoubtedly the king of West Coast Riesling. But that doesn’t mean the rest of the Great Northwest hasn’t gotten into the Riesling act.

In fact, small amounts of the noble white wine are made in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley and Idaho’s Snake River Valley.

Today is the start of Riesling Rendezvous, a three-day celebration of the wine that takes place in Washington every three years. More than 70 Riesling producers from around the world will be on hand to pour their favorite examples of Riesling.

Meanwhile, here are a dozen delicious examples of Riesling that we’ve tasted in recent weeks.

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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