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    U.S. Sen. Murray bullish on Washington wine

    RICHLAND, Wash. – During a two-day visit to Washington wine country, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) was able to get an inside view of the present and future of the state wine industry. On Tuesday, the four-term...

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    Duck Pond Cellars family creates Pinot Noir for conservation

    DUNDEE, Ore. — Last year, the Duck Pond Cellars logo got a preening, and now the Fries family is using an image of Oregon’s state bird — the western meadowlark — to raise money for the state...

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    Washington vineyards get through winter unscathed

    As tiny leaves poke out in vineyards across Washington’s Columbia Valley, grape growers are beginning to assess how their vines fared during a sometimes cold winter. For the most part, everything looks great. “We didn’t have any...

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  • The USDA Natural Resources Conversation Service and the National Water and Climate Center issued its mountain snowpack update on April 1, 2014, which research climatologist Greg Jones said may likely be its final report this season for irrigators and the Pacific Northwest wine industry.
    Climatologist points to wet, warm April for Northwest wine industry

    ASHLAND, Ore. — Research climatologist Greg Jones, whose work is respected in the Pacific Northwest wine industry and beyond, predicts warmer and wetter conditions for the region during second half of April. Jones issued his first report...

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    Northwest Riesling renaissance

    While Chateau Ste. Michelle is the undisputed king of Riesling – the Woodinville, Wash., winery produces more Riesling than any other winery in the world – many other wineries throughout the Pacific Northwest are crafting luscious examples...

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    Long Shadows Vintners unveils new labels

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Since launching Long Shadows Vintners in 2003, founder Allen Shoup and winemaker Gilles Nicault have kept fairly low profiles, preferring that their celebrity winemaking partners bask in the spotlight. That is changing slightly,...

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    14 Hands Winery opens with style in Prosser

    PROSSER, Wash. – More than 100 grape growers, winemakers, government officials and luminaries enjoyed warm, sunny skies Thursday during the grand opening of 14 Hands Winery, a facility that celebrates one of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates’ biggest...

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    Historic Sagemoor Vineyards sold to apple grower

    PASCO, Wash. – Washington’s original large-scale commercial vineyard has been purchased by one of the state’s oldest and most respected apple growers and packers. Allan Brothers of Naches announced the purchase of Sagemoor Vineyards on Thursday morning. Terms...

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    Oregon wine community reflects on life of Elkton’s John Bradley

    ELKTON, Ore. — John Bradley’s three decades of winegrowing helped blaze a trail in Oregon for what became the Elkton American Viticultural Area. This spring, however, the close-knit wine community embarks on its first vintage without Bradley,...

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  • Coyote Canyon Vineyard, an 1,100-acre site, was established by Mike Andrews in 1994 south of Prosser in Washington's Horse Heaven Hills. Andrews launched Coyote Canyon Winery in 2004.
    Yakima Valley winery tops Capital Food & Wine Competition

    A Yakima Valley winery using estate grapes from the Horse Heaven Hills earned best in show at the annual Capital Food & Wine Festival Competition. Coyote Canyon Winery, whose tasting room is in the Vintners Village in...

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