• Walla Walla’s Corliss family buys San Juan Vineyards

    FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. — Yvonne Swanberg was thrilled to have Michael and Lauri Corliss as her wine club members at San Juan Vineyards. On Thursday, the tables officially will be turned. Great Northwest Wine has learned that...

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  • Naked Winery employees buy Oregon company

    HOOD RIVER, Ore. — Peter Steinfeld couldn’t pull it off by himself, so “Team Naked” stepped up and has him covered as the new president and primary owner of Oregon-based Naked Winery. Great Northwest Wine has learned...

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  • Washington’s state of Riesling

    Washington has long had a reputation for crafting world-class Riesling, with the first plantings as early as 1880, pre-dating statehood by at least a decade. Today, Riesling remains a force in Washington, being the No. 4 grape,...

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  • Washington Malbec growth continues

    Malbec not only is a fast-rising star in Washington wine country, but it also is becoming a global phenomenon. The French red variety is not only a big player in Argentina, but also in South Africa, Australia...

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  • Wine industry advocates applaud 2-year trim in federal excise tax

    While it is up to individual wineries on how they deal with reduced federal excise taxes, industry leaders expect those savings to be reinvested in their operations. Changes in the federal excise tax on wineries went into...

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  • Willamette Valley Vineyards buys Maison Bleue, plans vineyard

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Willamette Valley Vineyards has deepened its relationship with Jon Meuret by purchasing the winemaker’s acclaimed Maison Bleue Family Winery and dedicating 15 acres of future vineyard in The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater to...

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  • Viognier gaining foothold in Pacific Northwest

    Viognier, the noble white grape of the northern Rhône Valley of France, has started to gain a strong foothold in the Pacific Northwest, rolling in on the wave of interest in Rhône varieties in our region. It’s...

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  • Barnard Griffin wins rosé sweepstakes again at San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

    CLOVERDALE, Calif. — One of the hottest wines on the U.S. market these days is rosé, and wine judges from the across the country continue to help make the case that Rob Griffin in Richland, Wash., makes...

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  • San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition set to go international

    CLOVERDALE, Calif. — As the 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition began its final full day, competition director Bob Fraser heard cheers from judges when he announced that next year they also will be tasting wines from...

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  • Browne Family Vineyards adds downtown Seattle tasting room

    SEATTLE — Browne Family Vineyards will join the list of Northwest wineries who have found that it’s hip to be in Pioneer Square, Seattle’s historic downtown district. The prized Walla Walla-based brand of Precept Wine CEO Andrew...

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