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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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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Walla Walla’s Forgeron Cellars unveils new look


Marie-Eve Gilla is the winemaker and managing partner of Forgeron Cellars in Walla Walla, Wash. The winery, celebrating its 15th year, has unveiled a new look. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) WALLA WALLA, Wash. – One Walla Walla winery is marking its 15th year in business with a new…

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Intrinsic a wild new wine from Ste. Michelle Wine Estates


Juan Muñoz Oca, head winemaker for Columbia Crest, also is behind Intrinsic, a new Cabernet Sauvignon made in an unusual way. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) PATERSON, Wash. – One of Washington’s largest wineries is thinking small – but in a big way. Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has launched…

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Semiahmoo Resort host to Northwest Wine Encounter


Semiahmoo Resort is host to the inaugural Northwest Wine Encounter, which is April 15-17. The iconic resort is near Blaine, Wash., about two hours north of Seattle. (Photo courtesy of Semiahmoo Resort) BLAINE, Wash. – Four great Northwest wineries will come together April 15-17 for the inaugural Northwest Wine Encounter…

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El Niño shows signs of weakening this spring


This image of the western United States from Feb. 23 to March 23, 2016 indicates the percent of normal precipitation (Image by High Plains Regional Climate Center/courtesy of Gregory Jones). ASHLAND, Ore. – March may well go out like a lamb, but the warm lion chasing it through Pacific Northwest…

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Washington Chardonnay remains a big favorite

Chardonnay grapes ripen in the Columbia Valley. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) With all the excitement about Washington Riesling for the past 15 years, Washington Chardonnay has hung around and remains one of the most popular white wine grapes in the state. Last fall, wineries crushed 42,000 tons of…

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