McKinley Springs, one of Washington's largest wine growers with over 30 years of winegrowing experience tending over 2,000 vineyard acres, introduces its new Bombing Range Red label and Bombing Range White blend. The wines were created to honor U.S. troops and reflect the property's history as a fighter pilot training ground during WWII.
V2 Wine Group of Sonoma, California and Hedges Family Estate of Benton City, Washington are proud to announce a sales and marketing partnership between the two companies effective immediately. Under the terms of the agreement V2 Wine Group will provide sales and marketing services and manage the distribution network of Hedges wines throughout the United States.
, the delegation wrote that the ruling "threatens to undermine the Oregon legislature's intent and the winemaking industry by requiring retailers such as grocery stores and restaurants, to maintain labels, licenses and records as if they were bottling wine themselves. Such requirements would unnecessarily burden these businesses and limit sales of these fine products."
Complaints reached Washington D.C., where U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., spearheaded a united effort among the Oregon delegation to get the TTB to cut the new law some slack. They all signed a letter that said, in essence, Oregonians like their growlers, and why should the Treasury Department spoil the good times?
A free presentation on why the Columbia Basin is good for viticulture, or the growing of wine grapes, is set for 7 p.m. Thursday in the Hebeler Hall Auditorium on campus at Central Washington University.
"Lots of wine bottles today are imported either from Europe, China or Mexico. But the Yamhill-Carlton Winegrowers Association was committed to finding a domestically produced solution, and we're thrilled that Verallia, our domestic manufacturer, rose to the challenge," said Gillian Brennan of Tricor-Braun.
Construction could start this fall on the first two buildings in the Port of Kennewick and city of Kennewick's wine-inspired development along Columbia Drive. In the meantime, the city is moving forward on a treatment system for waste water from the winemaking process. Such a system will help attract boutique wineries to the area, officials have said.
The negative impact of a major water call on the Magic Valley's farming economy would be huge, according to a University of Idaho report. A University of Idaho study shows that a major water call could have a huge negative impact on the Magic Valley's agricultural economy and the entire state.
There's still no director, but come June the Oregon Wine Research Institute will have a new program coordinator: Mark Chien, who has served as the viticulture educator for Penn State Cooperative Extension in Lancaster, Pa., since 1999.
Six years ago, John and Angela Burgess of Washington, Pa., thought it might be a good idea to capitalize on their love of wine by making some of their own. So they stopped in at the A&M Wine and Beer Supplies in their town and bought several wine kits
A long-awaited interpretive center for Washington's wine industry opened quietly in Prosser earlier this year. While the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center's building is complete, some finishing touches are needed to complete the center's ability to tell that story.