The production of wine grapes set another Washington state record this year, increasing 16 percent from last year's record. An estimated 218,000 tons of wine grapes were crushed this year, said Vicky Scharlau, executive director of the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers.
Prominent winemakers and growers competed vigorously for hours for parts of the Red Mountain American Viticultural Area (AVA) Saturday, but ultimately it was a single buyer from Canada who purchased all 670 acres for $8.7 million in a Musser Bros. Auction.
There has never been so much great wine being produced. Time and time again, I am surprised and excited, not only by wines from regions that I have never explored before, but also by those that I thought I knew inside-out!
Yates is launching a new consulting business, Oregon Wine Marketing; and Looze and Osterhaus have moved the retail business to The Bindery, a retrofitted wedge-shaped building at the corner of Northeast 31st Avenue and Sandy Boulevard in Portland.