• David O'Reilly, who recently moved his family and Owen Roe winery to the Yakima Valley, pours at Secret Crush on Friday, Feb. 13, The event was catered by executive chef Roger Hazzard of Bon Vino’s Bistro and Bakery in Sunnyside. (Photo by Eric Degerman/Great Northwest Wine)
    Yakima Valley winemakers show fondness for Secret Crush

    YAKIMA, Wash. — It’s an exclusive club, so it makes sense for Wine Yakima Valley to stage its second annual Secret Crush on the eve of Valentine’s Day at Yakima Country Club. Organizers are looking up to...

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  • Carrie and Earl Sullivan celebrate the opening of Telaya Wine Company's 12,000-square-foot tasting room and production facility on Feb. 2, 2016 in the Boise suburb of Garden City, Idaho.
    Telaya begins new chapter for Idaho wine

    GARDEN CITY, Idaho – Earl and Carrie Sullivan opened the doors Tuesday to their dream to come true for Telaya Wine Co., a remarkable 12,000-square-foot winemaking facility and tasting room along the banks of the Boise River....

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    Champoux champions Marquette grape in retirement

    PROSSER, Wash. — Paul Champoux earned worldwide acclaim growing Cabernet Sauvignon in Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills. Now that he’s retired, he’s having fun promoting an unusual red grape — the winter-hardy and early-ripening Marquette. “My alma mater...

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    Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards 2013 Winemaker’s Reserve Grüner Veltliner, Umpqua Valley, $29

    Stephen Reustle’s passion for the signature white grape of Austria began with a motorcycle trip through the Alps, and this vintage marked the 10th anniversary of establishing the variety on a commercial scale in Southern Oregon. It...

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    Walla Walla Valley winery at home with Oregon Tempranillo

    ASHLAND, Ore. — Chris Castillo made sure the Walla Walla Valley was represented at the inaugural Oregon Tempranillo Celebration. The winemaker of Castillo de Felicana Vineyard and Winery traveled the farthest to reach Ashland near the California...

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    Oregon Tempranillo producers gather in Ashland

    ASHLAND, Ore. — Four Southern Oregon winemakers believed the climate was right for their state to toast and promote its work with Tempranillo, so 363 days ago they got to work. And today, more than 40 producers...

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  • The Western U.S. December 2015  percent of normal precipitation. (Images from WestWide Drought Tracker, Western Region Climate Center; University of Idaho/courtesy of Greg Jones).
    Climate experts expect unpredictable El Niño to weaken this spring

    ASHLAND, Ore. — El Niño didn’t perform as predicted this winter, but skiers, irrigators and farmers in the Pacific Northwest don’t mind. Greg Jones, a Southern Oregon University professor and one of the wine world’s leading figures...

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  • Greg Jones serves both as director of business, communication and the environment at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, as well as professor of environmental science and policy.
    Climate expert Greg Jones to address Idaho wine industry

    BOISE, Idaho – Next month, Executive Director Moya Dolsby will orchestrate her eighth Idaho Wine Commission annual meeting, and while the agendas get longer and more complex, it’s become easier to attract speakers to the Snake River...

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  • Brooks winemaker Chris Williams and winery director Janie Brooks Hueck relax in the new tasting room at Brooks Wines in Amity, Ore. (Photo by Andrea Johnson Photography/courtesy of Brooks Wines)
    Williams continues to make history at Brooks Wines

    AMITY, Ore. — Chris Williams has established himself as one of the Pacific Northwest’s top producers of Riesling at Brooks Wines, but his calling as a winemaker in Oregon’s Eola-Amity Hills began with a phone call about...

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  • Babica Hen Cafe in Dundee, Ore., serves breakfast featuring local ingredients until 2 p.m., and Oregon wine until 9 p.m. seven days a week.
    Oregon Wine Board spotlights more supportive restaurants

      PORTLAND — The “drink local” concept might not get as much traction in Oregon as “eat local,” but the Oregon Wine Board continues to work on changing that with its second annual Oregon Wine A-List Awards...

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