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06/09/17

Becoming the fourth B Corp certified winery in Oregon

06/09/17

The agreement with brand founder Howard Rossbach includes the 50,000-case-a-year pinot noir and pinot gris brand, made near Rickreall in Oregon's Willamette Valley premium winegrowing region for those hot-selling varietal wines. Also included are long-term leases for fruit from two certified-sustainable vineyards: 90-acre Firesteed Estate and nearby 202-acre Erratic Oaks

06/09/17

Precept Wine, based in Seattle, worked with P.F. Chang's China Bistro to produce a red and a white blend to complement the eatery's new Farm to Wok menu. Known as Project Walla Walla, the wines became available May 30 - by the glass or bottle - in all 214 restaurants across the United States.

06/09/17

Pacific Rim & Company has purchased Willamette Valley's Firesteed production facility and the adjacent Flynn Vineyard to provide a new home for Rainstorm Wines, one of the Northwest's fastest growing brands. Launched in 2012 as an Oregon-sourced Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris specialist, Rainstorm has grown from zero to over 20,000 cases in five years

06/08/17

The heavy winter snow and cold, rainy spring combined to rout the drought.

06/08/17

The first iteration of Washington's proposed wastewater permit for wineries drew a sigh of relief from the industry because approximately 80% of the state's wineries are exempt because they fall below the production threshold of 7,500 cases

06/08/17

Northwest nurseries, wine industry stakeholders and regulators are creating a regional approach to grapevine certification in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Funded through a $200,000 federal grant, it's part of a larger national effort to harmonize standards for "clean" plants across crops and states.

06/07/17

Grapes, like solar panels, thrive with southern exposure, creating a sustainable blend in Oregon vineyards

06/07/17

Terry Harrison jokes that he's in "tirement." It's an accurate description due to the workload the 71-year-old and his wife Anne, 68, carry for Knight Hill Winery, the Zillah winery the couple owns.

06/07/17

The month of May brought warmer conditions, but more importantly no major frost impacts. Northern California and the Sierra Nevada's, northward and west of the Cascades in Oregon and Washington were warmer than normal for the month (1-3°F).

06/07/17

it is often difficult to find agricultural workers in Washington state - the nation's No. 1 producer of apples and cherries and the No. 2 producer of grapes - a problem casting an increasingly long shadow over Washington's burgeoning wine industry.

06/06/17

This year, the International Pinot Noir Celebration enters its fourth decade, and the delicious IPNC weekend July 28-30 in Oregon with more than 70 winemakers and 60 Northwest chefs is on the verge of being a complete sellout.

06/06/17

Drawing from her own experience, Nellie McAdams urges aging farmers to make succession plans.

06/06/17

Ten Idaho and farmers and ranchers spent an hour meeting with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke June 2. They covered a wide range of topics important to the state's and nation's farming industries.

06/06/17

Walla Walla used to be best known for sweet onions and as home of the state penitentiary, where death-row inmates once were hanged. But the remote town along the Washington-Oregon border has reinvented itself in the past two decades into a center of premium wines and wine tourism.

06/06/17

It's an accurate description due to the workload the 71-year-old and his wife Anne, 68, carry for Knight Hill Winery, the Zillah winery the couple owns.

06/05/17

Many of the wine tourists come from the Seattle and Portland metropolitan areas, plus Eastern Washington, Idaho and Montana

06/05/17

After 33 years as a Wine Spectator taster, the logistics and time it takes to blind-taste and review 2,000 wines a year took enough of a toll on me that it made sense to hand off these responsibilities

06/02/17

Because many of its members who only grew grapes now have both vineyards and wineries, the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers (WAWGG), is now the Washington Winegrowers Association (Washington Winegrowers for short).

06/02/17

Boosted by $278,000 from the annual Auction of Washington Wines, project funding was up 20% from the previous year, when $869,500 was allocated. Yet funding remains well below the $3.3 million per year that industry discussions estimated was needed to support research programs ...

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