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09/25/20

At 815 acres, Candy Mountain is the smallest AVA in Washington. It sits to the southeast of Red Mountain and is within the Yakima Valley AVA and the larger Columbia Valley AVA. As part of the proposal, TTB also expanded the boundary of the existing Yakima Valley AVA by 72 acres, to fully encompass the Candy Mountain AVA.

09/24/20

"I'm not ready to call this vintage yet and I have a lot of faith in what's going on here." - Jason Lett

09/24/20

Three artists create an original piece of art reflective of their interpretation of Argyle, which is then turned into a label for the Art of Sparkling 3-bottle set.

09/24/20

Domaine Serene is far and away the most awarded winery in the world at the prestigious Decanter 2020 World Wine Awards.

09/23/20

The industry wants relief money, through an extension of the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus.

09/23/20

The E7 2018 Yellow Bird Vineyard Grenache cruised through the sweepstakes and stood out on top, picking up a double gold medal - a rare unanimous vote for gold among judges - along the way. In the world of grenache, it's rare to find a bottle priced at $30, especially one that carries the magic from famed Mill Creek Road and farmed by Hart.

09/23/20

The September letter, addressed to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, asks for immediate relief and is signed by Washington Winegrowers Association Executive Director Vicky Scharlau along with the Washington, Oregon and California farm bureaus, California Association of Grape Growers, California Wine Institute, Oregon Wine Board, Oregon Winegrowers Association, Winegrape Growers of America, and WineAmerica.

09/22/20

2019 was a good year. The leading variety in planted acreage and production remains Pinot Noir, accounting for 59% of all planted acreage and 58% of wine grape production. The estimated value of wine grape production increased 14% to nearly $238 million. Total planted acreage increased by nearly 1,500 acres from 35,972 to 37,399, an increase of 4.0%. Case sales increased 12.5% from 4.15 million to 4.67 million.

09/22/20

"The Regenerative Organic Certification… is a new program launched in August by the Regenerative Organic Alliance

09/22/20

Swing Wine Bar - well known for its wine list, cocktails and sweeping water view - will celebrate its 13th anniversary with toasts, a raffle for a gift certificate and a few surprises. After that, the bar and restaurant, at 825 Columbia St. SW, Olympia, will close its doors until at least December.

09/18/20

Wildfires throughout Oregon have killed eight people, left 12 more missing and burned about 1 million acres, authorities say, and smoke resulting from those fires have left much of the state dealing with poor air quality.

09/18/20

Ten different growers donated grapes. Now Simple Machine Winery will have a full 2020 harvest. Along with grapes, barrels, bottles, storage space and equipment were all donated.

09/18/20

A spokesperson for Gallo said the company is "optimistic". "While most of our vineyards were not directly impacted, some locations experienced significant smoke exposure based on their close proximity to the fires and the prevailing winds. As a result we will have portions of vineyards which will not be harvested in 2020, and in some cases we may not bottle a 2020 vintage for select single-vineyard wines."

09/17/20

"Gonzaga is the first university in the country to develop such a unique curriculum in partnership with private wineries," Jacob H. Rooksby, Dean of the School of Law, said. "We are excited to offer this lifelong-learning and professional development opportunity to people around the country."

09/17/20

Stay tuned for the panel on October 1, when six Latinx winemakers in the Willamette Valley will discuss their experiences in English and Spanish.

09/17/20

countless vineyard workers - many of whom live without health insurance and have limited access to healthcare - are working in the open air picking grapes, exposed to unhealthy and even hazardous air quality

09/17/20

It's now half-way into the season and some varieties of apples and pears only have a small window of a few days to be picked.

09/16/20

09/16/20

Strong winds and a hot weekend conspired with human negligence to set Washington state on fire, incinerating hundreds of thousands of acres in fires across the state, and sending smoke billowing over the Cascades to the Snoqualmie valley.

09/15/20

The fire destroyed approximately 20-30 full barrels and 12,000 bottles of wine. "We literally lost everything. It's devastating. We don't have a single bottle of one of our wines left."

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