• Walla Walla wine students cap their success on bottling day

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Bottling wine doesn’t get a lot of attention. After all, the art is in tending the grapes, and later tending the barrels, right? Bottling the end product is usually viewed by the consumer...

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  • Roland Kruger, left, winemaker Nicholas Kruger, and managing winemaker Hagen Kruger stand out for their work in the cellar, which is under the tasting room at Wild Goose Vineyards in Okanagan Falls, British Columbia.
    3 generations inspire award-winning wines at Wild Goose Vineyards

    An exciting breeze from the north swept over last week’s fifth annual Cascadia Wine Competition when the 2016 Pinot Gris from Wild Goose Vineyards and Winery in Okanagan Falls, British Columbia took top honors as best of...

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  • Trista Britton, a second year student in Walla Walla Community College's enology and viticulture program, spent her fall internship in the lab at Long Shadows Vintners.
    California scientists share research with Walla Walla wine students

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. — The official word from the Washington State Wine Commission is that Washington enjoyed a record grape crop in 2016. Growers and winemakers alike were thrilled with the 270,000-ton harvest, which far surpassed 2014’s...

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  • vinAmité Cellars finds its way in British Columbia wine industry

    OLIVER, British Columbia — It seemed natural for Ray and Betty Coulombe to take over a vineyard in the Okanagan Valley that was dominated by Bordeaux and Burgundy varieties. However, before they developed what has become vinAmité...

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  • Okanagan Valley orchardists transition to stellar wines at C.C. Jentsch

    OLIVER, British Columbia — There’s a common belief in Northwest wine industry that if a site produces plump cherries, then it bodes well for wine grapes. That’s certainly played out for Chris and Betty Jentsch in British Columbia’s...

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  • Paterson takes Tantalus Vineyards to another level

    KELOWNA, British Columbia – Many people say that good wine is made in the vineyard, not in the cellar. But when David Paterson, general manager and winemaker of Tantalus Vineyards in Kelowna, British Columbia says it, it’s...

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  • Heidi Noble oversees 82 acres of vineyards, makes 17,000 cases of wine, manages a staff of 12 and is building a new tasting room. There's also her son Theo, age 6.
    Noble uses ‘juicidity’ as key ingredient at JoieFarm

    PENTICTON, British Columbia — On this day at JoieFarm Winery, Heidi Noble is in state of harvest disarray. The owner and winemaker on the Naramata Bench has just finished processing 230 tons of grapes from the 2016...

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  • Pepper Bridge Winery teams up with Fat Duck Inn for delicious class

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. — You’ve been in those crowded tasting rooms, where folks are elbow to elbow, everyone waiting for their next pour. A few people are loud, having visited several other tastings before this one. Perhaps...

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  • Marcus Rafanelli returns to College Cellars as instructor

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Marcus Rafanelli, born and raised in Seattle, recently was hired as Walla Walla Community College’s newest vintage winemaker. He grew up on Beacon Hill in a big Italian family, whose scions had made...

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  • Walter Gehringer is the winemaking brother at Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery in Oliver, British Columbia.
    Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery turns science into art

    OLIVER, British Columbia — If you’re science-minded, iconoclastic and love good wine, then Gehringer Brothers Estate Winery in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley should be a destination. On the one hand, Gehringer Brothers has won so many awards...

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