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10/07/14

John Sarich will be remembered as Washington's first and most prolific wine-and-food ambassador.

10/06/14

Hamilton Cellars' new winery on Red Mountain is producing more than wine. It's generating the electricity to fuel the process

10/03/14

Starting Oct. 1, eight hand-selected BC VQA wines will be available for purchase at 15 Whole Foods Market stores across Washington and Oregon.

10/03/14

Allen Shoup never doubted that Napa Valley iconoclast Randy Dunn would be an ideal fit to make the Cabernet Sauvignon for the star-studded Long Shadow Vintners in Washington state.

10/03/14

"It's a rare vintage where it's high quantity and high quality," said Dobbes, founder of Wine by Joe, which produces the Wine by Joe and Dobbes Family Estate brands among others.

10/02/14

Soft-spoken Kyle Johnson, one of Washington state's most talented winemakers, is no longer a vagabond vintner. It's been six years in the making, but last week, he and his wife, Amy, began crushing fruit for their Purple Star Wines and Native Sun projects at their new facility in Benton City.

09/30/14

Champoux, who has overseen Champoux Vineyards in the Horse Heaven Hills since 1989, has sold his shares in the operation to his fellow partners. Dan Nickolaus, who has worked at The Benches vineyard in the eastern Horse Heaven Hills, has been hired as vineyard manager and is spending this harvest working alongside Champoux.

09/29/14

The first system of the fall was impressive for some with near record or record rainfall amounts for Northern California, Southern Oregon into the Willamette Valley and along the Cascades. The system is slow to move out and will spin some unsettled weather over the whole region for the next 24 hours or so. Spotty chance of precipitation from the Bay Area northward with the probability increasing from the central Oregon coast to the Puget Sound area.

09/29/14

Ernie Loosen, owner of Dr. Loosen and Villa Wolf, talks to Katherine Cole about the joy of Riesling and hiking in the Pacific Northwest.

09/26/14

Today, the Mercer family, led by brothers Rob and Will, owns 100 percent of the winery. In 2012, former Chateau Ste. Michelle winemaker Jessica Munnell took over winemaking at Mercer and is crafting stellar wines. She makes two tiers: Mercer Estates and the value-priced Mercer Canyons.

09/26/14

Not all in the Walla Walla Valley is as peaceful as it appears. It turns out there's a giant loophole in the law that Oregon wineries are able to exploit to market themselves as "Washington wines".

09/25/14

A red grape variety that has gained increasing interest in the Pacific Northwest rose to the top of the fifth annual Idaho Wine Competition.

09/25/14

Oregon's wine grape harvest is under way, and vineyards report high quality and heavy yields.

09/25/14

"My hypothesis is that the boundaries between different groups are fragile," she said, "and that it is a question of leniency and degree of adaptation rather than the nature of the variety when it comes to 'hydricity' or behavior in the face of water loss."

09/25/14

Cayuse Vineyards earned the top spot on the list of "Washington's 100 Best Wines."

09/24/14

In 2013, the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers estimated a crop of 213,000 tons. They were close; it came in at 210,000. This would be 20,000 tons more.

09/23/14

A row of women stood in wine barrels filled with Chardonnay grapes at the Willamette Valley Vineyards, their feet ready to stomp.

09/22/14

Oregon's 601 wineries and 905 vineyards are delighted as the early outlook for the 2014 vintage is prosperous. Ideal growing conditions in the spring and summer have the state's $2.7 billion wine industry poised for a potential record harvest.

09/22/14

Finalists would face off in the late afternoon for the grand prize - a trip for two to compete in the World Grape Stomp Championship in Santa Rosa, California

09/18/14

When the apple market collapsed about 15 years ago in the region around Lake Chelan in central Washington State, a handful of farmers decided to make the transition from apples to grapes

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