Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue

Washington wine’s roots are firmly planted in Yakima Valley

It was the Pacific Northwest’s first American Viticultural Area, federally approved on April 4, 1983.

Four prize-winning wines from the Horse Heaven Hills region

The 570,000-acre growing area isn’t visited often by wine travelers because it offers few wineries.

Red Mountain AVA remains a gold mine for wine contest awards

Here are four stellar wines from this growing region, which specializes in red wine grapes.

‘Double gold’: An extra-special bottle of Northwest wine

The medal is only for wines that earned a gold medal by unanimous vote at the Cascadia competition.

Here’s where to find some of the best Northwest wines

These six wines earned the best-of-class distinction at the Cascadia International Wine Competition.

Chef shows flair at pairing wine with springtime vegetables

She creates dishes that match wine with sweet onions, artichokes, salmon and even asparagus.

Prosser winery wins top honors at Cascadia Wine Competition

Winners also are named for best dessert, white, rose and nongrape wines.

Celebrate Malbec Day on April 17 with these Washington gems

It’s an important grape here because it thrives under the forever-sunny skies of the Columbia Valley.

This obscure red grape grows in prominence beyond Bordeaux

Similar to merlot, carmenere was found in Chile in the mid-’90s and now is the wine of choice there.

Why tasting blind helps you to be honest about wines you like

As vino lovers like to say: The closer you are standing to the winemaker, the better the wine tastes.

Northwest Wine: Archery Summit reveals height of Oregon pinot noir

Fans continue to seek out the winery, which has been making top Beaver State wines for 25 years.

Northwest Wine: Don’t discount cabernet franc as ‘cab light’

In the media glare “King Cab” receives, it’s no wonder this “little brother” often is quickly dismissed.

Northwest Wine: Explore Washington’s newest shared wine region

The Lewis-Clark Valley is a bi-state appleation that includes Washington and Idaho.

Northwest Wine: These red wines go beyond the mainstream

The Pacific Northwest is a diverse region with over 100 grape varieties — some you haven’t heard of.

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.”