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12/02/19

The full scope of the outbreak remains unknown. A phylloxera working group comprising representatives from Washington State University, the agriculture department and the Washington State Wine Commission met for the first time at the end of October to discuss research and future actions

11/27/19

A new all-natural protocol is showing very promising results.

11/27/19

The Idaho Wine Commission estimated that vineyards harvested only 70 percent of their normal crop, due to lower fruit yields overall and a hard freeze across Idaho and parts of Oregon starting Oct. 10. Although numbers aren't final yet, Dolsby estimated that Idaho vineyards yielded roughly 2,000 tons of grapes this year, compared to 2,800 tons in 2018.

11/27/19

Today, Washington produces a dazzling array of top wines, from almost 70 different grape varieties. On top of zesty Rieslings and elegant Chardonnays, the state has made a name for itself with red wines made from what are termed the Rhône varieties - mainly Syrah, but also featuring Grenache and Mourvèdre.

11/27/19

Environmentalists have called on state lawmakers to strengthen Oregon's wildlife protection statutes in the wake of revised federal Endangered Species Act regulations.

11/27/19

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has determined the 2017 expansion of Oregon's Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument was largely invalid, contradicting an earlier ruling by a federal judge

11/27/19

Conversations with some of the state's top vintners further solidify why these wines have such strong appeal to collectors. Ahead, meet the producers whose bottles are worth the hunt-because isn't that part of the fun?

11/26/19

Idaho wineries and vineyards have finished their annual harvest intake process. Grape growers and winemakers say the 2019 grapes will produce balanced wines with lower alcohol content and good structure.

11/26/19

With today's Fruit Grower Report, I'm Bob Larson. High quality, well priced wines. That's what Washington's 1,010 wineries take a lot of pride in creating. And, according to Washington Wine Commission president Steve Warner, that's why supporting these "locally" produced wines could be a win-win for everyone …

11/22/19

The revamped Maryhill Winery Tasting Room and Bistro in the Hollywood Schoolhouse totals 10,000-square-feet, with capacity for 450 guests. Originally built in 1912, it includes a grand ballroom, upper lounge with cozy fireplace, antique bar, commercial-grade kitchen, parking, and outdoor balconies overlooking manicured gardens.

11/22/19

11/21/19

The popular Rose Bubbles wine from A to Z Wineworks is now available in convenient 250 ml cans.

11/21/19

With more than 25 years of experience in the wine industry, Wright joins Goose Ridge Estate Vineyards and Winery after eight years as a national accounts director at Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits.

11/21/19

The Dean's List Merlot and Lemberger each took gold medals, while the Primitivo, Semester Abroad Sangiovese, and Research Paper Roussanne took silver. The History Class Pinot Gris was awarded a bronze.

11/20/19

Idaho law is in conflict with federal law regarding hemp transportation on interstate highways.

11/20/19

Cascade Mountain water reservoirs serving the Yakima Basin are refilling but still below average after a moderate summer drought that caused some crop losses. Winter snowpack outlook is uncertain.

11/20/19

From composting waste and recycling water in California to planting cover crops and using organic materials to combat pests in Oregon, many winemakers and winery owners believe the use of natural products and reduction of their carbon footprint is not only better for the environment and the vines, but also results in a higher quality wine.

11/19/19

While women are underrepresented in the winemaking ranks in Washington, the country's second-largest wine-producing state, the story is quite different when it comes to its vineyards. Women manage some of Washington's premier sites, where they oversee the production of grapes that go to hundreds of wineries. Their shared experience and passion for grape growing bind them together.

11/19/19

The new AVAs, which should be formalised over "the next six to 12 months", according to Washington State Wine's Doug Marshall, follow a significant psychological landmark for the industry, which reached 1,000 wineries this autumn, having expanded from just 200 back in 2003.

11/19/19

Week three of Great Northwest Wine photojournalist Richard Duval's tour of 2019 harvest takes him throughout the Pacific Northwest wine community.

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