• Winecraft Harvest Wine Auction
    Woodinville WineCraft auction moves to Columbia Winery

    WOODINVILLE, Wash. – While Woodinville’s winemakers have been bringing fruit in, the Woodinville Wine Country has been busy working on the return of the WineCraft: Harvest Wine Auction. The historic Columbia Winery will serve as the setting...

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    Scoria Vineyards ready to rock Idaho wine industry

    CALDWELL, Idaho – It’s all come together in a short period of time, but young Idaho vintner Sydney Nederend will pull off fruit from the 2016 vintage for the first estate wines under her new Scoria Vineyards...

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    Warm, wet week ahead for Northwest wine industry

    There’s no arctic blast on the horizon for the next week or so, but the forecast is for more precipitation than normal as the 2016 vintage finishes cooler that last year’s record-breaker. Climate researcher Greg Jones, a...

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    SpierHead Winery uses Pinot Noir to win British Columbia Wine Awards

    PENTICTON, British Columbia – SpierHead Winery, a young winery in Kelowna headed by Montreal native Bill Pierson, took the top honor at the 2016 British Columbia Wine Awards with its 2014 Pinot Noir Cuveé. Pierson, a product...

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    Vancouver International Wine Festival to gather 60 BC wineries

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Next year, Canada will celebrate its 150th birthday, and 60 wineries from British Columbia will be in the spotlight at the Vancouver International Wine Festival. The 39th annual wine and food festival runs...

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  • Five panels of judges evaluated 561 entries at the Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition on Oct. 7-8, 2015, at the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River, Ore.
    Judges nominations grow for Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition

    HOOD RIVER, Ore. – It’s not the easiest judging to organize, but the standards for next week’s annual Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition are simple. If one of 20 West Coast wine influentials is a fan of...

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    Joe Ginet transforms Plaisance Ranch into award-winning Oregon winery

    WILLIAMS, Ore. – After milking cows twice a day for 30 years, Southern Oregon dairyman Joe Ginet decided growing grapes and making wine seemed more appealing than ever. Besides, it was in his blood. And his family...

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    Second generation moves Williamson Vineyards along

    CALDWELL, Idaho – These days, their business name reads Williamson Orchards and Vineyards. In a decade, it might be more appropriate for the family to change it to Williamson Vineyards and Orchards. Just 15 years ago, that...

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    Oregon Wine Board seeks top Oregon-friendly restaurants

    PORTLAND – This week, the Oregon Wine Board launched its yearly search for a restaurant worthy of joining the ranks of The Joel Palmer House as part of the third annual Oregon Wine A-List Awards. “We just...

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    Oregon wine industry breaks more records in 2015

    ASHLAND Ore. – The Oregon wine industry set more records in 2015, and its annual census report shows 702 licensed wineries pulling from 28,034 acres of vineyards. This year’s Oregon Vineyard and Winery Census Report, released just...

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