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.
The new 14 Hands winery and tasting room in Prosser officially open its doors for business on April 12. Owned by Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, 14 Hands is Washington's third largest wine brand. Tickets for the grand opening event are available at 14hands.com.
"This is an important milestone for both 14 Hands and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, and one we are very proud of," said Ted Baseler, president and CEO of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. "Since its initial introduction in 2005, we have watched 14 Hands evolve into the fastest growing wine brand in the history of the Washington wine industry."