• The 2016 British Columbia Best of Varietal Wine Awards were staged April 7 at Penticton Trade and Convention Center. (Photo by Lori Pike-Raffan/Okanagan Wine Festivals Society)
    St. Hubertus Riesling tops Best of Varietal for British Columbia wine

    PENTICTON, British Columbia – Andy Gebert, winemaker and co-owner of St. Hubertus & Oak Bay Estate Winery in Kelowna, used his 2013 Estate Riesling to earn Wine of the Year honors at the 2016 British Columbia Best...

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    King Estate seeks status as largest biodynamic vineyard in U.S.

    EUGENE, Ore. – King Estate, a longtime leader in the Pacific Northwest for organic and sustainable farming of its wine grapes and ingredients served on the table of its on-premise restaurant, now wants to be home to...

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    Marcus Notaro builds Red Mountain-Napa Valley connection

    NAPA, Calif. – One man has now been the head winemaker for two iconic wineries: Col Solare on Washington’s Red Mountain and Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars in California’s Napa Valley. Three years ago, Marcus Notaro made the...

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    Elite producers prepare for Woodinville Reserve celebration

    WOODINVILLE, Wash. – Wine lovers throughout the Puget Sound who can’t make the pilgrimage to the Walla Walla Valley for “Leonetti Weekend” have a delicious alternative on Friday, May 6, with Woodinville Reserve. That evening, Woodinville Wine...

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    Prosser’s Wit Cellars ready to launch

    PROSSER, Wash. – Washington’s newest winery opens its doors May 7 in the cradle of the state’s wine industry. In many ways, Wit Cellars has come together remarkably fast – from an idea last summer to 1,300...

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    Smasne, Tudor buy former Olsen winery in Prosser

    PROSSER, Wash. – A winery that has stood empty for a half-decade has new owners. Robert Smasne of Smasne Cellars and Sean Tudor of 2dor Wines have purchased the former Olsen Estates in the Vintners Village in...

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    Great value reds from Great Northwest

      When looking at affordable red wines, there are two considerations: sub-premium box and jug wines typically produced in California and premium wines at less than $15 per bottle. The vast majority of California jug wine is...

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  • Mercer Estates and Bunnell Family Cellar, both in Prosser, Wash., produced two of the top Cabernet Sauvignons at the 2016 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition in San Bernardino, Calif.
    Abacela, Bunnell stand out at Pacific Rim International Wine Competition

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – Abacela in Southern Oregon and Bunnell Family Cellar in Washington’s Yakima Valley each were awarded three gold medals Thursday at the 31st annual Pacific Rim International Wine Competition in Southern California. Eight wines...

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    Powers Winery to hold Renewable Energy Farm Walk

    KENNEWICK, Wash. – In a sense, every day is Earth Day at the organic Badger Mountain Vineyard and solar-powered Powers Winery, but Monday brings something special as the Columbia Valley property stages a Renewable Energy Farm Walk....

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    After 30 vintages, Joe Dobbes still fascinated by Pinot Noir

    DUNDEE, Ore. – Even after 30 years of making wine, Joe Dobbes is still in awe over the nuances of Pinot Noir. Dobbes, owner of Dobbes Family Estate in the heart of Oregon wine country, produces eight...

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