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Next year Northwest winemakers will be bottling their non-red varieties, including these six.
More than 50 wineries dot the state from the top of the panhandle to the Nevada border.
Each costs $15 or less, and most if not all can be purchased at supermarkets.
With over 15,000 tons harvested in 2015, pinot gris is even more dominant in the neighboring state.
It’s the Evergreen State’s third-most popular red grape, after cabernet sauvignon and merlot.
Owner Rick Small uses grapes from vines he used when he made wine in his back yard in the 1970s.
Pike Road Pinot Gris won best of Show in the 2017 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition.
L’Ecole No. 41, the third-oldest winery in Walla Walla Valley, bucks the area’s red-wine reputation.
The region named for its pothole lakes grows great chardonnay, riesling and sauvignon blanc grapes.
We’re likely to see more of this red style of wine made with grenache, syrah and mourvedre grapes.
We tend to think of Oregon as pinot noir country, and that is richly deserved. The recent 2016 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Census Report showed… Continue reading
The Yakima Valley is where the Washington wine industry got its start, as we like to say, “the cradle of the industry.” This valley, which… Continue reading
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Red Mountain, a little hill on the eastern edge of the Yakima Valley, has fast become the premiere location for growing red… Continue reading
During the past four decades, the Walla Walla Valley has earned its reputation as a top producer of red wines. It’s a curious development because… Continue reading
It’s been 13 years since the movie “Sideways” told filmgoers to not drink merlot. It’s time to get over it. Merlot, especially in the Pacific… Continue reading
Chardonnay is by far the most popular wine in America, and in the Pacific Northwest, it also has strong support. In Washington, it is the… Continue reading
Ask an international wine expert what Oregon is known for, and it’s a safe bet they will answer “pinot noir.” It’s a reputation that’s well-deserved… Continue reading
The Wahluke Slope is a dusty, often forgotten corner of Washington wine country. In reality, it is the backbone of the Washington wine… Continue reading
When most folks hear “riesling” and “Washington” in the same sentence, they might automatically insert “Chateau Ste. Michelle.” And there would be nothing wrong with… Continue reading