Support for Oregon Pinot Noir shows as IPNC nears another sellout

Melissa Burr, head winemaker for Stoller Family Estate since 2003, is among the featured winemakers for the 2017 International Pinot Noir Celebration in McMinnville, Ore. (Photo by Andréa Johnson Photography/Courtesy of Stoller Family Estate) McMINNVILLE, Ore. — This year, the International Pinot Noir Celebration enters its fourth decade, and the…

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Washington State Wine Competition returns this spring

Cabernet Sauvignon entries stand ready to be double-decanted for judges at the 2017 Cascadia Wine Competition in Hood River, Ore., at the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel. (Photo by Richard Duval Images) GRANDVIEW, Wash. — After a two-year hiatus, the Washington State Wine Competition is returning next month. Two years ago,…

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WineAmerica presents Oregon Sen. Wyden with award

Janie Brooks Heuck of Brooks Wines in Salem, Ore., and Trent Preszler from Bedell Cellars in New York, present Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) with the 2017 Grape and Wine Public Policy Leadership Award from WineAmerica and the Winegrape Growers of America. (Photo courtesy of WineAmerica) WineAmerica, the nation’s largest wine…

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Abacela, Bunnell star again at Pacific Rim International Wine Competition

Abacela head winemaker Andrew Wenzl, left, and founder Earl Jones work in the cellar at the Roseburg, Ore., winery. Abacela has produced the best rosé at the Pacific Rim International Wine Competition for the past two years. (Photo by Eric Degerman/Great Northwest Wine) SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Pacific Northwest wines…

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Boushey takes over Klipsun Vineyard management

Grape grower Dick Boushey oversees a harvest crew last fall on Red Mountain. (Photo by Richard Duval Images) Dick Boushey, one of Washington wine country’s most celebrated grape growers, now is managing another of Red Mountain’s top vineyards. On Monday, Boushey told Great Northwest Wine that he agreed to take…

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Red Mountain’s famed Klipsun Vineyard sold to Chicago firm

Klipsun Vineyards on Red Mountain is most famous for its Cabernet Sauvignon. (Photo by Richard Duval Images) Klipsun Vineyards, long considered one of the top vineyards in Washington state, has been sold to Terlato Wines International, a leading importer and marketer based in Chicago. The selling price was not disclosed.…

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Bud break marks start of 2017 vintage for Washington wine

Buds are bursting at Seven Hills Vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley. (Photo courtesy of Sadie Drury/North Slope Management) Across the Columbia Valley, the 2017 vintage is under way. The start of the wine grape growing reason is marked by bud break, when tiny leaves and flowers begin to emerge…

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Most Washington wineries won’t need new wastewater permits

Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Canoe Ridge Estate Winery facility is among those expected to need a wastewater permit under new state regulations. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington state’s proposed winery wastewater permit system is expected to be applied to only 19 percent of the state’s wineries.…

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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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