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It was the Pacific Northwest’s first American Viticultural Area, federally approved on April 4, 1983.
The 570,000-acre growing area isn’t visited often by wine travelers because it offers few wineries.
Here are four stellar wines from this growing region, which specializes in red wine grapes.
The medal is only for wines that earned a gold medal by unanimous vote at the Cascadia competition.
These six wines earned the best-of-class distinction at the Cascadia International Wine Competition.
She creates dishes that match wine with sweet onions, artichokes, salmon and even asparagus.
Winners also are named for best dessert, white, rose and nongrape wines.
It’s an important grape here because it thrives under the forever-sunny skies of the Columbia Valley.
Similar to merlot, carmenere was found in Chile in the mid-’90s and now is the wine of choice there.
As vino lovers like to say: The closer you are standing to the winemaker, the better the wine tastes.
Fans continue to seek out the winery, which has been making top Beaver State wines for 25 years.
In the media glare “King Cab” receives, it’s no wonder this “little brother” often is quickly dismissed.
The Lewis-Clark Valley is a bi-state appleation that includes Washington and Idaho.
The Pacific Northwest is a diverse region with over 100 grape varieties — some you haven’t heard of.
Carefully made wine made from fruit is commanding respect at judgings.
Oregon’s best known for the varietal, but excellent pinot noir also is being made on Whidbey.
The town has been the focal point of the Washington wine industry since its early days.
Seven Hills Winery, launched in 1988, is the fifth-oldest winery in the Walla Walla Valley.
You can find them at your favorite wine shop — and maybe even any supermarket.
With 78 Platinum Awards, Walter and Gordon Gehringer’s winery is “The King of the Platinum.”