Willamette Valley Vineyards, a leading Oregon producer of Pinot Noir, generated net profits from continuing operations of $232,066, or $0.05 cents per share, for the third quarter of 2013, down from $272,903, or $0.06 cents per share, for the corresponding prior year period, representing a $40,837, or 15.0%, decrease.
Scott Kelley and Dyson DeMara have spent much of their careers working at some of the world's most recognizable wineries, and their friendship now has them making wine together in Southern Oregon. This fall, they launched Paul O'Brien Winery in downtown Roseburg, and branding their new custom-crush project came naturall
King County Prosecutors have charged five people with liquor theft using little known laws targeting "organized retail crime." One of those charged is the owner of a long-time West Seattle business that investigators say was buying the stolen liquor.
The most telling statistic is from Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, owner of Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Crest, 14 Hands and several other Washington wineries. The company, which takes in about two-thirds of all Washington wine grapes, said its production will be up at least 10 percent this year.