• Idaho Wine Commission presents lifetime award to Bill Stowe

    BOISE, Idaho — There were several rounds of applause this week during Idaho Wine Commission’s annual meeting in Boise, but the loudest stemmed from the standing ovation for Bill Stowe, founder of Indian Creek Farm Winery and...

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  • Cinder Wines buys Tempranillo fruit from famed Abacela

    GARDEN CITY, Idaho — An Arctic blast and a horrific hailstorm in the Snake River Valley led Cinder winemaker Melanie Krause, one of the Pacific Northwest’s top talents, to the region’s epicenter of Tempranillo – Southern Oregon....

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  • Barnard Griffin plants first kiss with Sangiovese rosé on Valentine’s Day

    RICHLAND, Wash. — Barnard Griffin Winery’s Rosé of Sangiovese has blossomed into a harbinger of spring each year for wine lovers touring the Yakima Valley around Valentine’s Day. And for the past decade, Barnard Griffin arguably has...

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  • The 24th annual Sip McMinnville Wine and Food Classic will celebrate its 10th year at the Evergreen Space Museum on March 10-12, 2017.
    Barking Frog Winery uses Sangiovese to top Sip McMinnville judging

    McMINNVILLE, Ore. — Ron Helbig of Barking Frog Winery, in the heart of Pinot Noir country, reached into Washington’s Yakima Valley and wowed judges with a 2013 Sangiovese to win best of show at the 25th annual...

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  • Walla Walla Community College grads excel in West Coast judgings

    WALLA WALLA — From Mattawa to Maine, graduates of the Walla Walla Community College enology and viticulture program have been proving themselves to be golden. While most of the grads are snapped up by the Washington winemaking...

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  • ‘Style council’ to lead Oregon Chardonnay Celebration

    NEWBERG, Ore. — Many of the state’s top winemakers continue to offer an array of complex and delicious Chardonnay, which makes it easier for organizers of the Oregon Chardonnay Celebration to develop an intriguing theme each year....

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  • Harvesting grapes on the Wahluke Slope.
    Wahluke Slope plays key role for Washington wineries

    The Wahluke Slope is in a remote and arid section of Washington wine country, an 80,000-acre region that was federally designated as an American Viticultural Area in 2006. It’s essentially a 13-mile wide gravel bar formed 15,000...

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  • Sip McMinnville Wine and Food Classic turns 25 next month

    McMINNVILLE, Ore. — Next month, organizers of the Sip McMinnville Wine and Food Classic will celebrate the silver anniversary of a festival that’s outgrown the local armory and spent the past decade at the acclaimed Evergreen Aviation...

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  • Stoller Family Estate takes over full ownership of iconic Chehalem Winery

    DAYTON, Ore. — A quarter of a century ago, Bill Stoller first made his mark in the Oregon wine industry when he became a co-owner of Chehalem Winery with founder and friend Harry Peterson-Nedry. This week, Stoller,...

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  • 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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