• Idaho wine industry coming into its own

    The Idaho wine industry is fun to watch right now. Gem State winemakers produced two best-of-class awards and 11 gold medals at this spring’s international Cascadia Wine Competition in Hood River, Ore. The winemaking industry in Idaho...

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  • Olympia gives Washington wineries more tasting rooms

    OLYMPIA, Wash. – A bill awaits Gov. Jay Inslee’s signature to increase the number of allowable off-site tasting rooms per winery from two to four under a domestic winery license in Washington state. The House in the...

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  • Abacela, Bunnell star again at Pacific Rim International Wine Competition

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Pacific Northwest wines from both sides of the border, led by the Abacela 2016 Grenache Rosé, earned top awards at the 32nd annual Pacific Rim International Wine Competition on Thursday in Southern California....

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  • Boushey takes over Klipsun Vineyard management

    Dick Boushey, one of Washington wine country’s most celebrated grape growers, now is managing another of Red Mountain’s top vineyards. On Monday, Boushey told Great Northwest Wine that he agreed to take over Klipsun Vineyard, which last...

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  • Judges select favorites from 2017 Cascadia Wine Competition

    HOOD RIVER, Ore. – Wine experts rarely are unanimous when it comes to gold-medal wines, so we asked our judges at the fifth annual Cascadia Wine Competition to list some of their favorite wines. We dub these...

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  • Washington Syrah
    Washington Syrah continues to grow in popularity

    Washington Syrah continues to defy conventional wisdom. Across America, Syrah is a tough sale, thanks primarily to Australia Shiraz flooding grocery stores the past decade. Yet Syrah continues to grow in Washington. Last fall, Washington winemakers brought...

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  • Red Mountain’s famed Klipsun Vineyard sold to Chicago firm

    Klipsun Vineyards, long considered one of the top vineyards in Washington state, has been sold to Terlato Wines International, a leading importer and marketer based in Chicago. The selling price was not disclosed. Terlato owns such Napa...

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  • Bud break marks start of 2017 vintage for Washington wine

    Across the Columbia Valley, the 2017 vintage is under way. The start of the wine grape growing reason is marked by bud break, when tiny leaves and flowers begin to emerge from their winter slumber and turn...

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  • Washington wine
    Most Washington wineries won’t need new wastewater permits

    OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington state’s proposed winery wastewater permit system is expected to be applied to only 19 percent of the state’s wineries. That figure comes from Tuesday’s release of the Washington Department of Ecology’s draft permit...

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  • Maryhill Winery unveils plans for Spokane tasting room

    SPOKANE – One of Washington’s largest family owned wineries is opening a new tasting room – in its owners’ hometown. Maryhill Winery, one of the state’s most remarkable wineries since it started in 1999, is opening its...

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