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08/06/18

The ultra-premium Washington winery, whose first vintage was 1994, is a joint venture of Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville and Antinori of Italy. Piero Antinori, head of the company, let his Washington partners know they had plenty of Tuscan-style buildings in Italy and didn't need another one on the other side of the globe

08/03/18

The following three members of the Oregon wine industry - two of whom are native Mexicans; one, a first-generation American of Mexican descent - are eager to draw attention to the vineyard workers, the majority of whom are Hispanic desiring a chance to advance.

08/02/18

Restaurants, retailers & wineries to offer special promotions for Washington State Wine Month

08/01/18

Juan Muñoz Oca, who will shift his focus to Ste. Michelle's young and fascinating INTRINSIC Wine Co., and Borne of Fire projects. He maintains the title as Vice-President of winemaking for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, which he received this spring, and will continue to collaborate with other SMWE winemakers

08/01/18

In Red, White & Black, Oregon's first recorded black winemaker, Bertony Faustin, recalls a wine event where a customer rudely rejected his wine. The next day, the customer returned to Faustin's Abbey Creek Winery and, upon seeing Faustin again, condescendingly told him, "You're persistent."

07/31/18

In a "new" wine region only recently heralded by the national wine press, finding a winery that has stood the test of time seems a contradiction in terms. Well worth noting, then, is Weisinger Family Winery's celebration this summer of 30 years in operation.

07/31/18

Wine lovers, particularly those in Washington state, are delighted to see a growing interest in this rare variety. Little more than 1,000 tons are harvested each fall in Washington, and much of that ends up in Bordeaux and Meritage-style blends. Fortunately, a few winemakers hold back enough to bottle separately, often resulting in spectacular wines.

07/31/18

Usage of H-2A-visa foreign guestworkers may jump 60 percent this year in Washington state as growers say the availability of domestic labor continues to tighten

07/31/18

The new brand, Mercer Family Vineyards, is a partnership between two fourth-generation family wine companies

07/30/18

Well before it was considered rock 'n' roll to own a wine collection, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder proudly popped and partook of Pinot right there on stage during concerts. And in the years since the band's breakout 1991 album Ten, the Seattle area has become as famous for its winemaking scene as its grunge scene.

07/30/18

a Type III Winery would be able to provide overnight accommodations and could also have accessory uses that would include, but not limited to, a restaurant, catering facility, banquet and meeting rooms ...

07/27/18

Of the six official red grapes of Bordeaux, the one that we don't often see standing on its own is the bold and burly petit verdot

07/27/18

Shoup and Mondavi were so close that Shoup gave a eulogy at Mondavi's funeral. Mondavi's influence can still be felt across California today, and still reverberates in Washington ...

07/26/18

General manager/founding partner Annette Bergevin brought on Smith as cellar master in 2012, soon after he graduated from Walla Walla Community College's viticulture and enology program.

07/25/18

A nearby resident worries the narrow gravel road into the area won't provide adequate access for the number of people the housing project would bring, and isn't satisfied with the way Yakima County's planning department handles such projects

07/24/18

Montinore Estate, the country's largest producer of certified estate wines made fromBiodynamic® grapes, has appointed Karen Peterson as the company's newest Viticulturist

07/24/18

The certification status reinforces the company's responsibility to its employees, community, and environment

07/23/18

Water war along California-Oregon border pits growers against tribes, family against family

07/23/18

07/23/18

Oregon now has 1,012 licensed growers, with another 956 in the process of obtaining licenses

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