Spring Valley, Woodward Canyon each earn 2 double golds in Florida

Owner Rick Small, left, and winemaker Kevin Mott are the two behind the Woodward Canyon Winery 2012 Old Vines Cabernet Sauvignon, which was The Seattle Times Wine of the Year for 2015. The 2013 vintage recently earned a double gold medal at the 2016 American Fine Competition in Florida. (Photo…

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Walla Walla’s Dunham Cellars hires new head winemaker

Tyler Tennyson is the new head winemaker for Dunham Cellars in Walla Walla, Wash. Most recently, he was the head winemaker for Gordon Estates near Pasco. WALLA WALLA, Wash. – One of the Walla Walla Valley’s oldest wineries has a new winemaker. Tyler Tennyson has joined Dunham Cellars as the…

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Seattle Restaurant Week returns for dinner, lunch deals

Anthony’s at Pier 66 is among the 165 restaurants in King County taking part in Seattle Restaurant Week, which runs Sunday through Thursday on April 10-14 and April 17-21. (Photo by Eric Degerman/Great Northwest Wine) SEATTLE – It’s become a tradition unlike any other that Seattle Restaurant Week follows on…

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Pinot Gris from both sides of Columbia River

Pinot Gris is, in fact, not a white grape, as it turns pink when it’s ready to be harvested. For more than 15 years, Oregon has embraced Pinot Gris as its No. 1 white wine grape. Today, Pinot Gris is as strong as ever with Oregon winemakers. Across the river…

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Maryhill Winery announces summer concert lineup

Maryhill Winery’s concert amphitheater overlooks the Columbia River. (Photo courtesy of Maryhill Winery) GOLDENDALE, Wash. – Summer concerts are returning this summer to Maryhill Winery. Last year, there were no concerts at the showpiece winery in the Columbia Gorge because of road construction. Maryhill Winery’s concert amphitheater seats 4,000 people…

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Senators ‘urge’ TTB to approve Lewis-Clark Valley AVA

Sens. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) have sent a letter to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau urging the agency to approve the petition to establish the Lewis-Clark Valley American Viticultural Area for the states of Washington and Idaho. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell)…

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Ste. Michelle’s Baseler envisions 200,000 acres of Washington vineyards

Ted Baseler, CEO of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, enjoys a moment at the 2015 Auction of Washington Wines Picnic & Barrel Auction on the grounds of Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville, Wash. (Photo by Great Northwest Wine) WOODINVILLE, Wash. – Washington’s wine industry is perfectly poised to not only continue…

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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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Trade auction of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir raises $476,000

Committee members for the inaugural Willamette: Pinot Noir Barrel Auction are, front row, auction director Victoria Pustynsky; Emily Nelson, associate director Willamette Valley Wineries Association, and Sue Horstmann, executive director of the Willamette Valley Wineries Association, and back row from left: Pat Dudley, Bethel Heights; Eugenia Keegan, Gran Moraine; Fritz…

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Scenes from Taste Washington 2016 in Seattle

Bob Betz, founding winemaker for Betz Family Winery in Woodinville, Wash., pours wine at Taste Washington in Seattle. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) SEATTLE – Thousands of Washington wine fans poured into Taste Washington for four days of fun, food, wine – and a little education. The 19th annual Taste…

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