• 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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  • 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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