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07/28/16

Martinez started making wine in 2005, with those first cases going to market a couple of years later. The tasting room opened in 2009. It's truly a family operation. Martinez's wife, Monica, handles the business side and marketing. His mother, Kristy, helps out in the tasting room. And dad, Sergio's in charge of the vineyard.

07/28/16

A Washington farm labor association praises the state Department of Employment Security's efforts on an upcoming wage survey but says issues remain.

07/28/16

The Idaho Water Resource Board is investing in three aquifer recharge projects in south-central Idaho.

07/28/16

Record-breaking $900,000 donated directly to arts education

07/27/16

The first Washington Advancements in Viticulture and Enology (WAVE), a research-focused seminar sponsored by the Washington State Wine Commission and Washington State University, was a resounding success. Based on comments from attendees, the event helped transfer research information to grape growers and winemakers for practical application to their operations.

07/27/16

Last week, more than 125 scientists from over 20 countries convened for the 11th International Terroir Congress in McMinnville, Oregon to present and discuss their research on grape growing and wine making

07/27/16

Southwest Washington Winery Association includes nine wineries and two tasting rooms

07/27/16

The Columbia Valley's topsy-turvy weather is turning the 2016 vintage into one of the most unusual in Washington wine history.

07/26/16

The Wahluke Slope is an 81,000-acre region surrounded on three sides by the Columbia River. Annually, it can be counted on as one of the warmest agricultural areas in Washington. Today, about 9,000 acres of wine grapes are grown on the Wahluke Slope.

07/26/16

TeSóAria owner/winemaker John Olson now prefers a vegan lifestyle, and since he owns the Portland winery, he's in a position to put some of his money where his mouth is. Last month, Olson began offering a tapas-style vegan menu each Thursday night at his tasting room in the Boise neighborhood of northeast Portland. It's a delicious touch of irony for a winemaker whose best-known wine is called Bull's Blood.

07/26/16

Weather conditions have USDA Agricultural Research Service research plant molecular geneticists worried.

07/26/16

Firefighters expect to have the Scott Canyon Fire near Condon, Ore., contained by Monday evening.

07/26/16

As Popick packs his boxes and prepares to move across the country, he holds fond memories of the past six years. "This really was the best job I ever had."

07/22/16

Great Northwest Wine recently sat down with Januik to talk about his career making Washington wine and the path he has taken. Here's the interview.

07/22/16

Agricultural interests representing key commodities across the Northwest say the Interior funding bill that recently passed the U.S. House has several provisions that they support.

07/22/16

Executives from Chateau Ste. Michelle, Costco uncover why the varietal still confuses consumers

07/21/16

Truly scorching heat baked the Southwest during June-with inland desert regions in southern California, Arizona and Nevada shattering monthly high temperature records and approaching all-time heat records.

07/21/16

Lake has served as director of the Southern Oregon Wine Institute for Umpqua Valley Community College in Roseburg for the past eight years. He headed up the school's instructional winery, tasting room and wine business incubator.

07/21/16

All the grapes that go into the pinot are picked by hand and hauled up to the winery not by truck but by the winery's two horses. From there, the grapes are de-stemmed by hand, hand-pressed and then pumped by bicycle into barrels and tanks. Winery employees take turns pedaling the bike to pump the wine.

07/21/16

Cavoores will help lead sales efforts for the 80,000-case winery throughout the United States and Canada, with a particular focus on Northeast markets such as New York City and Boston.

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