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    History runs deep in soils of Yakima Valley wine country

    Washington’s Yakima Valley not only is the Pacific Northwest’s oldest wine region, but it’s also among its most diverse. Grape growing and winemaking has been going on here since before Prohibition, and Washington’s oldest vines still used...

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    Del Rio Vineyards offers free U-pick flowers to those who give

    GOLD HILL, Ore. – Del Rio Vineyards grows its award-winning grapes for its own winery and sells to many, but the Wallace family recently started raising flowers that it is giving away. The Southern Oregon estate winery...

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    Pebblestone Cellars rocks Viognier again at Oregon Wine Competition

    JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – Southern Oregon winemaker Bryan Wilson continues to show his skill with Viognier as the Pebblestone Cellars 2015 Ellis Vineyards Block 8 Viognier won the award for best white at the Oregon Wine Competition, the...

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    Robin Pollard: from Washington wine boss to grape grower

    ZILLAH, Wash. – She spent more than 15 years promoting Washington tourism and wine. Now, Robin Pollard has gone back to her farming roots by planting a vineyard in the Rattlesnake Hills and starting a winery. “It’s...

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    Lagana Cellars bucks trends in Walla Walla wine country

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Jason Fox is a trend-bucker at heart, and it’s not just his tats, piercings and hip ear jewelry. How many people do you know who started out studying astrophysics, got a degree in...

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    Seattle’s Sean Sullivan writes for famous ‘Pocket Wine Book’

    SEATTLE – Famed British author Hugh Johnson celebrates the 40th anniversary of his Pocket Wine Book next month, but this 2017 edition marks the first for Seattle’s Sean Sullivan as one of his correspondents. However, the opportunity...

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    Auction of Washington Wines raises record $3 million

    WOODINVILLE, Wash. – The 29th annual Auction of Washington Wines was the biggest and best yet as the fundraiser at Chateau Ste. Michelle had raised a record $3 million by the time it wrapped up Saturday evening....

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    Washington Merlot a suave, supple red

    Though in recent years it has come to play second fiddle to Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington Merlot remains among the state’s most important wines. As recently as 2004, Merlot was Washington’s No. 1 red wine grape. Since then, the...

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    Clore Center assembles 40 Washington wineries for Rising Stars on Friday

    PROSSER, Wash. – It’s the type of event typically staged in downtown Seattle, but the inaugural Rising Stars tasting at the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center will be a delicious fit in the historic Yakima Valley....

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    Rob Griffin of Barnard Griffin starts 40th Washington harvest

    RICHLAND, Wash. – As 28 tons of old-vine Sauvignon Blanc arrived at the crush pad at Barnard Griffin, owner/winemaker Rob Griffin kicked off his 40th harvest in Washington. Griffin, the longest-tenured winemaker in Washington, was less nostalgic about...

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