The underground facility can store up to 400 barrels for aging the winery's red varietals under naturally moderated, ideal temperature and humidity conditions. The cave relies on 100% passive geothermal regulation to maintain optimal barrel storage temperature and high relative humidity.
The Washington Wine Industry Foundation (WWIF) tees up its 13th Annual Wine Cup Monday, July 15 at Meadow Springs Country Club in Richland. This year the Shotgun Scramble will begin at 9 a.m. for a cooler climate than previous years.
In the wine business one good review can mean a lot of money. Now, one of the most prominent wine writers in the Northwest is getting into the wine business himself. And that's agitated some in the industry.
his year marks Laurent Montalieu's 25th anniversary of making wine in Oregon, and the state's most prolific winemaking consultant - with 40 clients and counting - is taking steps to expand even further
Vireton Pinot Gris is made from hand-harvested grapes, which are initially pressed and settled for 24 hours and then fermented in stainless steel fermenters alongside Alsatian-style yeasts under temperature controlled conditions.
The list of the top 25 Oregon wineries is scheduled to publish in next week's issue of the Portland Business Journal. The wineries in the list are ranked based on gallons of production as reported to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC).
When Chuck Reininger decided to get into winemaking rather than brewing, the Walla Walla Valley still was a bit of a backwater in the Washington wine industry, home to just a handful of high-quality producers.
In America, you'll find viognier from the central coast region of California. Although the acreage planted with viognier grapes in Oregon (a mere 210 acres in 2011 according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture) makes it one of the rarer grape varieties in the state, a growing number of Oregon winemakers are turning out wonderful viognier