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08/29/14

Although some vineyards are picking now, mid-September is when harvest is really in full swing

08/29/14

Although no wine/beer vendors have yet been identified for the program, the decision allows foundation and market operators to begin offering tasting and sales.

08/29/14

Hoppes, owner of Fidelitas Wines on Red Mountain, grew up not far away in the Yakima Valley town of Wapato, where he worked in Concord vineyards as a high schooler in the 1970s.

08/29/14

Grower beats earliest pick by two days in the Horse Heaven Hills

08/28/14

Kiley Evans returns to Southern Oregon winemaking by taking over the program at Ledger David Cellars in Central Point. Evans served as winemaker at Abacela and then Agate Ridge Vineyard while consulting with several other Pacific Northwest wineries before spending three years in North Carolina at Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery.

08/28/14

Oregon winemakers are looking at what happened during the recent earthquake in Napa because they know it could happen here, too. Like many of the Oregon vineyards, Rex Hill Winery in Newberg faces some unique challenges. The owners have an older building, which they improved to make it safer. And they have winery space built recently which is up to a tougher code for seismic safety.

08/27/14

A winery in one of the most remote regions of Washington's vast Columbia Valley earned best-in-show honors Saturday evening at the fourth annual North Central Washington Wine Awards. Rio Vista Wines took home the top prize with its Viognier, a white wine.

08/26/14

Washington's growth is coming from new blocks of vines coming into production this year, particularly red varieties in the warm Horse Heaven Hills south of the Yakima Valley. It's also expected to be among the warmest on record. As of Aug. 17, the 2014 growing season was ahead of the hot 2013 vintage and well ahead of the long-term average.

08/26/14

The first vineyard in Idaho to be Low Input Viticulture and Enology certified could lead to more vineyards and wineries in the state seeking the industry standard that verifies they are using good stewardship practices.

08/25/14

The fire appeared to have started around an air dryer system and was confined to the mechanical room, where damage was described as extensive.

08/25/14

A Willamette Valley winery is using an unusual method of pest control -- owls

08/22/14

The OLCC's unanimous decision Thursday means the extra tax will now expire on June 30, 2017

08/21/14

Umpqua Valley winemaker Dyson DeMara operates Oregon's oldest estate winery, but his HillCrest Vineyard will be the neophyte next week in Austria when he pours as the only North American invitee to the 900th birthday party for Stift Klosterneuburg Winery.

08/20/14

Paul Champoux, one of Washington's top grape growers, led off the state's harvest season by bringing in 1.6 tons of Marquette. He delivered the grapes from his famed vineyard in the southern Horse Heaven Hills to Fidelitas Wines' production facility in Richland.

08/20/14

A "key export tool" for Washington agriculture and businesses is under threat from those who would use it for political purposes, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell said Monday during a Walla Walla County visit.

08/19/14

Steven Hauschka, placekicker for the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks, generated the biggest cheer of the evening Saturday at Chateau Ste. Michelle when he unveiled the Vince Lombardi Trophy to patrons of the Wine Gala at the Auction of Washington Wines.

08/19/14

Red varietal brought highest average price per ton of $2,655 in 2013

08/19/14

Two task forces charged with shaping Oregon 's $10 million water supply fund held their first joint meeting on Aug. 15.

08/19/14

Marty Clubb, managing winemaker and co-owner of L'Ecole No. 41, credits the U.S. Export-Import Bank for giving him the security he needed as a Walla Walla Valley business owner to expand his wine sales in Europe and Asia.

08/19/14

Willamette Valley Vineyards, a leading Oregon producer of Pinot Noir, generated net income of $546,535, or $0.11 cents per share, for the second quarter of 2014, up from $521,125, or $0.11 cents per share, for the corresponding prior year period, representing a $25,410 or 4.9% increase in net income compared to second quarter 2013.

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