• Roland Kruger, left, winemaker Nicholas Kruger, and managing winemaker Hagen Kruger stand out for their work in the cellar, which is under the tasting room at Wild Goose Vineyards in Okanagan Falls, British Columbia.
    3 generations inspire award-winning wines at Wild Goose Vineyards

    An exciting breeze from the north swept over last week’s Cascadia Wine Competition when the 2016 Pinot Gris from Wild Goose Vineyards and Winery in Okanagan Falls, British Columbia took top honors as Best in Show. The...

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  • Tickets on sale for Ste. Michelle, Maryhill winery concerts

    Chateau Ste. Michelle and Maryhill wineries are using Washington Wine Month to help promote their newly announced summer concert series. Several of the music industry’s biggest stars will be performing at both wineries, which provides options for...

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  • Wild Goose tops 5th Cascadia Wine Competition

    HOOD RIVER, Ore. — Last year’s harvest at Wild Goose Vineyards will forever be remembered as Adolf Kruger’s final vintage, and the 2016 Pinot Gris produced by his sons and grandsons in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley won...

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  • Cascadia Wine Competition concludes today in Oregon

    HOOD RIVER, Ore. — Two days of intense judging of Pacific Northwest wines has set the stage for today’s superlatives at the fifth annual Cascadia Wine Competition at the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel. The three-day event dedicated...

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  • 5th annual Cascadia Wine Competition begins today

      HOOD RIVER, Ore. – The fifth annual Cascadia Wine Competition begins this morning at the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel. The judging attracted 948 from Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Idaho. Twenty-one wine professionals from across the...

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  • Ancient Lakes fascinates as young Washington wine region

    Some of Washington’s oldest vines are in the state’s newest American Viticultural Area. Vineyards planted in the 1970s are in the Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, Washington’s 13th federally recognized AVA. The Ancient Lakes, approved in 2012, is...

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  • 6 bills for Washington wineries alive in state Legislature

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — It appears that Washington wineries are on their way to being able to operate as many as four tasting rooms. However, prospects look grim for a proposed tax break for small wineries. Overall, nine...

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  • Red Mountain vineyards pour 2016 wines for winemakers

    BENTON CITY, Wash. — Even when Washington’s smallest appellation is wearing a wardrobe of snow, Red Mountain still might be the hottest spot in the state for winemakers in search of noteworthy juice. Last month, the Red...

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  • Trista Britton, a second year student in Walla Walla Community College's enology and viticulture program, spent her fall internship in the lab at Long Shadows Vintners.
    California scientists share research with Walla Walla wine students

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. — The official word from the Washington State Wine Commission is that Washington enjoyed a record grape crop in 2016. Growers and winemakers alike were thrilled with the 270,000-ton harvest, which far surpassed 2014’s...

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  • Syrah plays big role in Northwest red blends

    After Australia flooded the U.S. market with inexpensive and uninteresting Shiraz, Syrah has been a tough sell with consumers. Yet acreage and tonnage of Syrah continues to increase year after year. Last year, Washington winemakers harvested more...

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