• Crimson Wine Group has a long history in Washington and Oregon, says Patrick DeLong, president and CEO.
    Crimson Wine Group buys historic blocks of Seven Hills Vineyard

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Casey McClellan planted Merlot in the original Seven Hills Vineyard in 1982 and his family shared in its ownership for years while his winery and winemaking helped make Seven Hills Winery and the...

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  • Record warm November sets stage for 2016 totals

    ASHLAND, Ore. — Climate expert Greg Jones points out that after 11 months, the year of 2016 is headed to finish out warmer and wetter than the recent 30-year average. “Well, after an October that felt more...

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  • 20th annual Taste Washington offers 20% discount

    SEATTLE — Taste Washington turns 20 in 2017, and holiday shoppers get a 20 percent break on tickets for the Grand Tasting on Sunday, March 26 in Seattle. Organizers are planning on more than 70 restaurants and...

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  • Brian Carter, Reininger, Walla Walla Vintners hoist Jefferson Cups

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Three of Washington state’s most respected producers — Brian Carter Cellars, Reininger and Walla Walla Vintners — have earned a coveted Jefferson Cup at the largest invite-only wine judging in the United States....

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  • Owen Roe owner/winemaker David O'Reilly removed old vines of Gewurztraminer while transforming Union Gap Vineyard, so he used those Gewurztraminer trunks to line the driveway to his winery and tasting room in Wapato, Wash.
    Wine Yakima Valley rallies to support food banks

    YAKIMA, Wash. — Thanksgiving Day gave way to Black Friday, and while Pacific Northwest winemakers are encouraging consumers to visit them on Small Business Saturday, wineries in the Yakima Valley region hope their supporters will help fight...

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  • BC wine industry mourns Wild Goose founder Adolf Kruger

    OKANAGAN FALLS, British Columbia — Adolf Friedrich Kruger, founder of acclaimed Wild Goose Vineyards and a key figure in the rise of the modern British Columbia wine industry, died Nov. 20 of cancer at the age of...

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  • Ste. Michelle calls 2016 harvest biggest, longest for Washington wine

    WOODINVILLE, Wash. – Since it uses two out of every three grapes grown in the state, no one knows the Washington wine industry better than Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. On Monday, company officials announced the 2016 harvest...

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  • ¡Salud! auction for Oregon vineyard worker healthcare sets record

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Wine lovers in Oregon pulled together in record fashion this month to support ¡Salud!, a year-long fundraising campaign to help provide healthcare for seasonal North Willamette Valley vineyard workers and their families. ¡Salud! The...

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  • Brandon Ackley is president of Ackley Beverage Group in Seattle. His investment in Oregon began in 2016 by partnering with Montinore Estate in Forest Grove, and continued with the recent purchase of Merriman Vineyard in Yamhill-Carlton AVA.
    Seattle’s Ackley Beverage buys Oregon vineyard in Yamhill-Carlton

    SEATTLE — Ackley Beverage Group, a private equity company based in Seattle, reinforced its partnership with Montinore Estate in Oregon’s Willamette Valley by acquiring 44-acre Merriman Vineyard. Great Northwest Wine learned of the sale Monday in advance...

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  • Walla Walla wine industry appoints Heather Unwin as executive director

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Heather Unwin has been teaching a wine marketing class at Walla Walla Community College. Soon, she’ll be spreading the gospel as executive director of the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance. Unwin, 57, was...

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