Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue

Fruit wines an important part of Northwest wine country

Carefully made wine made from fruit is commanding respect at judgings.

Pinot noir emerges from many corners of our region

Oregon’s best known for the varietal, but excellent pinot noir also is being made on Whidbey.

Prosser showcases wine history in heart of Yakima Valley

The town has been the focal point of the Washington wine industry since its early days.

Seven Hills makes its (crimson) mark with a Bordeaux focus

Seven Hills Winery, launched in 1988, is the fifth-oldest winery in the Walla Walla Valley.

Five better-than-decent Northwest wines for under 20 bucks

You can find them at your favorite wine shop — and maybe even any supermarket.

Gehringer brothers rank among the Northwest’s best producers

With 78 Platinum Awards, Walter and Gordon Gehringer’s winery is “The King of the Platinum.”

Northwest Wine: Leavenworth is a wonderland for wine lovers

More than 20 wineries now operate tasting rooms in the Barvarian-themed town.

Northwest Wine: Exploring state’s Cascade Valley wine region

Famous for its apples and cherries, more and more vineyards are being planted in the Cascades.

Pacific Northwest ranks 4th in world’s best wine regions

Together, Washington and Oregon have 11 wines on Wine Spectator magazine’s yearly Top 100 list.

Red blends are among Washington’s most interesting wines

If there is any thread of continuity with this type of red wine, it is often the inclusion of syrah.

Northwest Wine: State’s cabernet sauvignon coming into its own

This bold red wine features a uniquely Washington style that was 10 years in the making.

Riesling the perfect bottle of wine for your holiday table

Germany’s noble white grape is versatile and offers crowd-pleasing flavors.

Northwest Wine: Pinot noir an ideal wine for Thanksgiving

The state of Oregon has become world-famous for its work with the red grape.

Stock up on these inexpensive Northwest reds for holidays

Top off your wine cellar with some less-expensive bottles before the party season starts.

Stock up on inexpensive white wines for the holiday season

Northwest Wine experts share some of their favorite whites all available for $15 or less.

Northwest Wine: Cabernet franc good fit in Washington vineyards

The late ripener, harvested around Halloween, is best known as a classic Bordeaux variety.

Northwest Wine: Pinot gris remains Oregon’s flagship white

The grapes were first planted in Oregon by Northwest wine pioneer David Lett in 1965.

Idaho’s underdog wine industry is worthy of your attention

The Gem State plays the “little guy” role well, producing fascinating reds, whites and roses.

Anything but…? Chardonnay is No. 1 in Washington state

Not only is the white grape our favorite, it ranks as the No. 1 wine sold in the United States.

Washington’s Ancient Lakes region is home to renowned wines

Its cool climate and caliche soils allows for growing grapes that make for distinctive vino.