Northwest wineries shine on Wine Spectator bargain list

Vineyard manager Juan Uribe, left, and Juan Muñoz Oca, head winemaker at Columbia Crest in Prosser, Wash., collaborate on some of the best value wines made in the U.S., according to Wine Spectator magazine. (Photo courtesy of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates) Wine Spectator, the world’s leading wine publication, pays tribute…

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Reveal Walla Walla Valley Wine Auction returns April 10

Bidders at the 2016 Reveal Walla Walla Valley Wine Auction helped raise nearly $90,000 for the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance marketing efforts. (Photo by Richard Duval Images) WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Collectors and merchants flocked to Oregon’s Willamette Valley last weekend to bid on Pinot Noir from the 2015…

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Willamette Valley wineries raise $472K in 80 minutes with barrel auction

Willamette: The Pinot Noir Barrel Auction raised $472,000 in less than 90 minutes at The Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg, Ore. The event featuring Oregon Pinot Noir from the 2015 vintage raised marketing funds for the Willamette Valley Wineries Association. (Photo by Aubrie LeGault Photography/Courtesy of Willamette Valley Wineries…

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State working on winery wastewater permit system

Josh McDonald, executive director of the Washington Wine Institute, testifies in Olympia. (Photo by John Stang/Special to Great Northwest Wine) OLYMPIA, Wash. – Many questions are being tackled as the Washington state Department of Ecology puts together a permit system for discharging wastewater from wineries. Preliminary answers will likely be…

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3 generations inspire award-winning wines at Wild Goose Vineyards

General manager Roland Kruger, left, winemaker Nicholas Kruger, and managing winemaker Hagen Kruger stand out for their work in the cellar under the tasting room of Wild Goose Vineyards in Okanagan Falls, British Columbia. (Photo by Abra Bennett/Great Northwest Wine) An exciting breeze from the north swept over last week’s…

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Wild Goose tops 5th Cascadia Wine Competition

The Wild Goose Vineyards 2016 Pinot Gris won top honors at the fifth annual Cascadia Wine Competition at the Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River, Ore. Wild Goose is in Okanagan Falls, British Columbia. HOOD RIVER, Ore. — Last year’s harvest at Wild Goose Vineyards will forever be remembered as…

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Cascadia Wine Competition concludes today in Oregon

Tim McNally, a broadcaster and writer based in New Orleans, enjoys a light moment during the fifth annual Cascadia Wine Competition in Hood River, Ore. (Photo by Richard Duval Images) HOOD RIVER, Ore. — Two days of intense judging of Pacific Northwest wines has set the stage for today’s superlatives…

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5th annual Cascadia Wine Competition begins today

  The 2017 Cascadia Wine Competition begins today in Hood River, Ore. (Photo by Richard Duval Images) HOOD RIVER, Ore. – The fifth annual Cascadia Wine Competition begins this morning at the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel. The judging attracted more than 900 entries from Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Idaho.…

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Ancient Lakes fascinates as young Washington wine region

Several of the Columbia Basin’s Ancient Lakes near Quincy, Wash., are found in the canyon between Evergreen Vineyard and Ancient Lakes Vineyard, and both plantings were established by the Milbrandt brothers. (Photo by Eric Degerman/Great Northwest Wine) Some of Washington’s oldest vines are in the state’s newest American Viticultural Area.…

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6 bills for Washington wineries alive in state Legislature

Six of the nine wine-related bills introduced this year at the state Legislature remain alive. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) OLYMPIA, Wash. — It appears that Washington wineries are on their way to being able to operate as many as four tasting rooms. However, prospects look grim for a…

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