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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Anthony’s Restaurants founder receives top award from peers

Anthony Anton, left, president of the Washington Restaurant Association, presents Budd Gould, founder/president of Anthony’s Restaurants, with the award for Full Service Operator of the Year for 2016. (Photo courtesy of Anthony’s Restaurants) SEATTLE – Seattle restaurateur Budd Gould, one of Washington state wine industry’s strongest supporters, recently received the…

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Pacific Northwest vineyards track ahead of 2015

Three-year-old vines of Grenache reach toward the hot spring sun at Double D Vineyards, an estate planting along the Columbia River for Rocky Pond Winery in Orondo, Wash. (Photo by Eric Degerman/Great Northwest Wine) Records for high temperatures continues to fall and growing degree days remain in uncharted territory, and…

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Oregon Wine Board publishes its first touring guide

The 84-page 2016 Oregon Wine Touring Guide is a joint publication of the Oregon Wine Board and SagaCity Media. PORTLAND, Ore. — It’s rather poignant that the Oregon Wine Country License Plate has paved the road for the first Oregon Wine Official Touring Guide. Release of the inaugural 84-page guide…

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Stats show 2016 vintage for Northwest vineyards off to record start

Colter’s Creek Vineyard, an estate planting for owners Mike Pearson and Melissa Sanborn in the newly established Lewis-Clark Valley American Viticultural Area, basks in the warmth of spring near Juliaetta, Idaho. (Photo by Eric Degerman/Great Northwest Wine) Record-setting heat during April kick-started the 2016 vintage in the Pacific Northwest wine…

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Taste Washington attracts record 5,258 to Grand Tasting

Representatives of Lake Chelan Wine Valley — Jamie Bell, executive director Nicole Pietromonaco Campbell and Jessica McHugh – pour for patrons at Taste Washington 2016 in Seattle. (Photo by Richard Duval Images) SEATTLE – A total of 237 award-winning wineries lured a record 5,258 wine lovers to the two-day Grand…

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