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10/20/17

Owners Ray and Peg Zemke recently moved here from Minnesota to embark on the next chapter of their lives, which includes running a wine-education getaway in the West-Central Mountains. Think of it as a bed-and-breakfast inn for wine geeks. The Zemkes have visited Valley County many times in recent decades and felt it would be an ideal spot for such a wine-centric retreat.

10/20/17

Jackson Family Wines, based in California, has more than 40 properties in the U.S., France, Italy, Chile, South Africa and Australia. A trade publication, Wine Spectator, reported in 2012 that Jackson Family had annual revenue of $500 million

10/20/17

Owner Rick Small uses grapes from vines he used when he made wine in his back yard in the 1970s.

10/19/17

Vinexpo New York today announced that it has expanded the footprint of its March 5-6, 2018 exhibition, nearly doubling the original floorplan in order to accommodate demand. The event will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

10/19/17

Fiction @ J. Bookwalter is the only Washington state winery restaurant selected; this is the third time in past two years that national media has recognized the restaurant for excellence

10/19/17

Sudden oak death has had ecological as well as economic consequences for the timber and plant nursery industries.

10/19/17

In central Oregon's high desert climate, farmers have to take extra measures to reap a harvest.

10/19/17

Founder Jim Bernau posted an invitation on Facebook this past weekend offering work, housing and food for three weeks for some of those displaced by the fires that raged through California's wine country

10/18/17

Wine grape harvest is probably 80 to 90 percent done in Washington but vineyards still picking are busy trying to beat forecasts of rain and colder temperatures. Washington's harvest appears relatively normal compared with Idaho seeing freeze...

10/18/17

On Thursday, Oct. 12, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau accepted as perfected a petition to create a new AVA in Polk County, Oregon: Mount Pisgah. The petition, written and submitted by Brad Ford of Illahe Vineyards, would establish Mount Pisgah as a new sub-AVA of the Willamette Valley.

10/17/17

An upcoming conference about climate change will to be hosted at Boise State University, Idaho State University and University of Idaho.

10/09/17

Current conditions favor cool to seasonal temperatures and drier than average conditions in October throughout the western US. Rains should stay mostly away till mid-month or later.

10/09/17

winemaker for Kitzke Cellars recently moved from Seattle back home to the Tri-Cities, where "grinding" on the crushpad now involves grapes

10/06/17

Durette will be overseeing the 11 states in the Western Division, based out of Oceanside, CA

10/06/17

Wine region hopes to draw interested trade, offer consumer education

10/05/17

Influential Seattle restaurant consultant Jon Rowley has died at age 74

10/05/17

The Trump Administration is preparing to restart negotiations on a new Columbia River Treaty, and the stakes are high for Idaho's Upper Snake River irrigators.

10/04/17

A winery makes the base wine with its own chosen grapes and puts it through primary fermentation. Four days prior to bottling, Davis shows up, snags some of that base wine, and uses it to grow a secondary yeast culture. Come bottling day, he returns with a perfectly acclimated yeast culture ....

10/03/17

Rain, snow, heat, bone dry and wildfire smoke? Welcome to Oregon's 2017 wine vintage.

10/03/17

The class's malbec and blend of gew├╝rztraminer and picpoul wines earned bronze medals in last year's New Mexico State Fair Wine Competition in Albuquerque.

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