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    Duck Pond Cellars family creates Pinot Noir for conservation

    DUNDEE, Ore. — Last year, the Duck Pond Cellars logo got a preening, and now the Fries family is using an image of Oregon’s state bird — the western meadowlark — to raise money for the state...

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  • The USDA Natural Resources Conversation Service and the National Water and Climate Center issued its mountain snowpack update on April 1, 2014, which research climatologist Greg Jones said may likely be its final report this season for irrigators and the Pacific Northwest wine industry.
    Climatologist points to wet, warm April for Northwest wine industry

    ASHLAND, Ore. — Research climatologist Greg Jones, whose work is respected in the Pacific Northwest wine industry and beyond, predicts warmer and wetter conditions for the region during second half of April. Jones issued his first report...

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    Oregon wine community reflects on life of Elkton’s John Bradley

    ELKTON, Ore. — John Bradley’s three decades of winegrowing helped blaze a trail in Oregon for what became the Elkton American Viticultural Area. This spring, however, the close-knit wine community embarks on its first vintage without Bradley,...

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  • Anelare Winery in Kiona, Wash., will be opening its new tasting room this summer.
    Anelare Wines hires GM, prepares for new tasting room

    KIONA, Wash. — Family-owned Anelare Wines made another significant move when the Yakima Valley boutique winery near Benton City, Wash., hired Kim Gravenslund last week to take over as general manager. Gravenslund spent more than a decade...

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    Taste Washington patrons can help with mudslide disaster

    SEATTLE – About 4,000 fans of Washington wine and the restaurants that support the state’s award-winning wine industry will gather at CenturyLink Event Center today and Sunday in celebration of the 17th annual Taste Washington. This weekend,...

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    Columbia Gorge winery offers ‘varietal vertical immersion’

    HOOD RIVER, Ore. — Cathedral Ridge Winery owner Robb Bell long has believed in the longevity of Pacific Northwest wines, so this year he began showing Columbia Gorge wine lovers just how some of his wines have...

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    L’Ecole wins golds in Dallas competition with high-end red blends

    IRVING, Texas — Texan native Marty Clubb and his L’Ecole No. 41 led all Pacific Northwest wineries with two gold medals at the 30th annual The Dallas Morning News and TEXSOM International Wine Competition, which was staged...

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    Okanagan Wine Festivals Society enters new era without founding family

    KELOWNA, British Columbia — This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Spring Okanagan Wine Festival, and it also signals a passing of a baton by the McWatters family. For the first time in the history of...

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    Prices, new bottlings indicate revival of Oregon Chardonnay

    DAYTON, Ore. — Chardonnay production in Oregon began its precipitous fall behind Pinot Gris starting in 2000, but a growing number of producers are bullish on the Willamette Valley’s renaissance of Chardonnay — regardless of its style....

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    Ste. Michelle’s 14 Hands Winery to open April 12 in Prosser

    PROSSER, Wash. — The Pacific Northwest’s hottest brand, 14 Hands Winery, is set to open its tasting room Saturday, April 12, with a well-worn, historic feel of the Old West. Ste. Michelle Wine Estates announced Thursday that...

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