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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Powers Winery to hold Renewable Energy Farm Walk

Bill Powers was the owner and founder of Badger Mountain Vineyard in Kennewick, Wash. The Washington wine hall of famer died in 2014. The 73-acre vineyard is certified organic, and the production building in the background is topped with solar panels. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) KENNEWICK, Wash. –…

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Washington Malbec continues to gain momentum

Malbec is becoming a much more important wine grape in Washington. The red Bordeaux variety is gaining momentum each year. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) There is every indication that Washington Malbec is on the verge of becoming a much bigger thing. A decade ago, World Malbec Day could…

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Ste. Michelle’s Mimi Nye leaves behind Canoe Ridge Estate legacy

Mimi Nye has been the manager of Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard since the first planting began in 1991. She is retiring after more than 30 years with Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) PATERSON, Wash. – After more than 30 years of farming in Washington’s Horse Heaven…

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