Clore Center assembles 40 Washington wineries for Rising Stars on Friday

The new Rising Stars: A Tasting Experience for Washington’s Newest Wineries will be staged Friday, Aug. 26, at the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center in Prosser, Wash. PROSSER, Wash. – It’s the type of event typically staged in downtown Seattle, but the inaugural Rising Stars tasting at the Walter…

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Rob Griffin of Barnard Griffin starts 40th Washington harvest

Rob Griffin came to Washington in 1977, and he started his 40th harvest today when several tons of old vine Sauvignon Blanc arrived at his Richland winery. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) RICHLAND, Wash. – As several tons of old-vine Sauvignon Blanc arrived at the crush pad at Barnard…

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AniChe Cellars banks on future in downtown Hood River

Rachael Horn, owner and head winemaker for AniChe Cellars in the Columbia Gorge town of Underwood, Wash., opens the doors to her satellite tasting room inside the historic Butler Banking Co. building on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. (Photo by Eric Degerman/Great Northwest Wine) HOOD RIVER, Ore. – Washington winemaker Rachael…

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Walla Walla’s Jeff Popick retires this week from viticulture program

Jeff Popick is retiring this week after spending six years teaching viticulture at Walla Walla Community College. He plans to move to Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) WALLA WALLA, Wash. – As much as he wishes this gig could go on for a few more years, this is…

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Lindsay Creek Vineyards adds to growth of Lewis-Clark Valley wine

Fourth-generation wheat farmers Art McIntosh, left, and his brother, Doug, operate Lindsay Creek Vineyards in Lewiston, Idaho. (Photo by Eric Degerman/Great Northwest Wine) LEWISTON, Idaho – It might catch visitors by surprise when they drive up to Lindsay Creek Vineyards and find it in the middle of wheat fields on…

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Double Canyon to build winemaking facility near Red Mountain

Double Canyon’s 90-acre vineyard in Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills is planted primarily to Cabernet Sauvignon. (Photo courtesy of Double Canyon) WEST RICHLAND, Wash. – A Washington winery focused on producing Cabernet Sauvignon from the Horse Heaven Hills is announcing today that it will build a 47,000-square-foot winemaking facility near Red…

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Clearwater Canyon Cellars comes of age on Idaho century farm

Earl Bennett, trustee for the Idaho Historical Society, presents an Idaho Century Farm plaque to Mary McQuary, Karl Umiker and McQuary’s daughter, Coco Umiker of Umiker Vineyard and Clearwater Canyon Cellars. (Photo by Eric Degerman/Great Northwest Wine) LEWISTON, Idaho – If Idaho winemakers Coco Umiker and her husband, Karl, had…

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Deep Roots Winery 2014 Syrah wins All Canadian Wine Championships

Deep Roots Winery on the Naramata Bench in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley earned the Red Wine of the Year award at this year’s All Canadian Wine Championships for its 2014 Syrah. (Photo courtesy of Bev Carnahan/All Canadian Wine Championships) PICTON, Ontario – Deep Roots Winery on British Columbia’s Naramata Bench…

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IPNC welcomes world of Pinot Noir to Oregon

Patrons enjoy a magical evening under the stars at Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore. This year is the 30th annual International Pinot Noir Celebration. (Photo courtesy of IPNC) MCMINNVILLE, Ore. – In six weeks, the wine world will descend on Oregon’s Yamhill County for the 30th annual International Pinot Noir…

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Oregon Wine Experience posts Oregon Wine University class schedule

The 2016 Oregon Wine Experience will stage its annual Grand Tasting for the public Sunday, Aug. 28 in Jacksonville on Bigham Knoll Campus. (Photo by Colony One Studio/Courtesy of Oregon Wine Experience) MEDFORD, Ore. – The Oregon Wine Experience in the Rogue Valley city of Medford takes a scholarly approach…

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