• Barnard Griffin in Richland, Wash., makes Rosé of Sangiovese
  • Oregon wine industry raises $830,000 for ¡Salud! healthcare

    NEWBERG, Ore. — Winemaking luminaries Lynn and Ron Penner-Ash and Rollin Soles shared the spotlight as the ¡Salud! 26th Oregon Pinot Noir Auction Weekend raised $830,000 to provide healthcare for vineyard workers. “This was our second-highest generating...

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  • Oregon Tempranillo Celebration set for move to Portland

    Southern Oregon serves as the trailhead for the Pacific Northwest’s Tempranillo movement, and now organizers of the annual Oregon Tempranillo Celebration are moving their conference and public tasting that showcases the Spanish red grape to Portland on...

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  • Pinot Gris rules Oregon’s white wine landscape

    For the past 15 years, Pinot Gris has been Oregon’s go-to white wine grape. With more than 15,000 tons harvested in 2015, Pinot Gris is even more dominant. Pinot Gris, which experts believe is a mutation of...

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  • Syrah flourishes as Washington wine industry’s secret weapon

    We often hear about how difficult it is to sell Syrah. Which would lead you to wonder why the rich red variety native to France’s Rhône Valley continues to grow in popularity. Since Syrah was first planted...

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  • Chardonnay plays an important role in Washington

    Chardonnay has been at or near the top of the heap in Washington wine country for the better part of 30 years. But how did it get to that position? The ubiquitous white wine grape’s origins in...

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  • Adam Campbell is the second-generation winemaker for Elk Cove Vineyards in Gaston, Ore. This spring, his family launched Pike Road Wines, a consumer-priced line of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris from the Willamette Valley.
    Pinot Gris by Oregon’s Pike Road tops fifth annual Great Northwest Invitational

    HOOD RIVER, Ore. – Second-generation winemaker Adam Campbell ranks among the West Coast elite with his award-winning work for Elk Cove Vineyards with cool-climate reds and whites in the Willamette Valley. This week, he raised the profile...

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  • Ancient Lakes important for Washington white wines

    Since 2012, the Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley has been a federally designated American Viticultural Area – the 13th in Washington. Entirely within the vast, arid Columbia Valley, the Ancient Lakes is around the Columbia Basin towns...

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  • Melanie Krause, Cinder Wines use Riesling to top Idaho Wine Competition

    CALDWELL, Idaho – An off-dry Riesling from one of the Pacific Northwest’s top winemakers won best of show Tuesday afternoon at the eighth annual Idaho Wine Competition. Boise native Melanie Krause wowed the judges with her Cinder...

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  • Red Rhone blends a delicious Northwest trend

    Among the most exciting developments in the Pacific Northwest wine country in recent years is the emergence of red Rhône blends, commonly called GSMs because of the three primary grapes in the blend: Grenache-Syrah-Mourvèdre. Dozens of examples of...

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