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

    CALDWELL, Idaho – An off-dry Riesling from one of 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 Wines...

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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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  • Santo takes over for Munnell at Mercer Estates

    PROSSER, Wash. – One product of Washington State University and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is taking over for another at Mercer Estates as Jeremy Santo has replaced Jessica Munnell as head winemaker. Munnell took Mercer to new...

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  • Canadian giant Peller to acquire Black Hills, Gray Monk, Tinhorn

    Canadian giant Andrew Peller Limited announced today that it has entered agreements to purchase Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, Black Hills Estate Winery and Gray Monk Estate Winery – three of British Columbia’s most important wineries. The publicly traded...

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  • Syrah on Red Mountain at EFESTE Vineyard.
    Audience for Syrah grows among Oregon winemakers, growers

    We tend to think of Oregon as Pinot Noir country. Rightly so. The 2016 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Census Report showed more than 45,000 tons of the red Burgundian grape were harvested last year. Wine lovers might...

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  • Oregon Wine Experience raises $1.02 million for children’s health care

    MEDFORD, Ore. — Wine lovers, the Oregon wine industry and volunteer efforts by the Asante Foundation combined to raise a record $1,024,525 for children’s health care in Southern Oregon via the 2017 Oregon Wine Experience. The centerpiece...

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  • Little rain in sight for smoke-choked Northwest vineyards

    McMINNVILLE, Ore. – This corner of the United States could use a long cooling rain to drown the scores of wildlife raging on both sides of the Cascades and creating a smoky veil around Pacific Northwest vineyards....

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  • Clore Center creates Lemtoberfest to showcase German grapes

    PROSSER, Wash. – The late Walter Clore prized Lemberger, and no one champions the obscure, yet delicious red grape from Austria more than the Williams family of Kiona Vineyards Winery on Washington’s famous Red Mountain. So next...

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  • Otis Harlan of Otis Vineyard in the Yakima Valley.
    Yakima Valley thrives as historical heart of Washington wine

    The Yakima Valley is where the Washington wine industry got its start, as we like to say, “the cradle of the industry.” There’s a ton of history in this valley, including: Walter Clore, “the father of Washington...

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  • Oregon wine industry tops 725 wineries, 30,000 acres of vines

    PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon wine industry grew its sales in 2016 by 12 percent to $529 million, and there now are 30,455 acres of vineyards producing for 725 wineries, according to a report released Tuesday by...

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