Columbia Valley

The Columbia Valley is the name used for a region in the Rocky Mountain Trench near the headwaters of the Columbia River between the town of Golden and the Canal Flats. The main hub of the valley is the town of Invermere. Other towns include Radium Hot Springs, Windermere and Fairmont Hot Springs. The Panorama Ski Resort is located near the valley.The Columbia Valley is home to the Columbia Wetlands the wetlands are a vital link on a major bird migration route.
Posts about Columbia Valley
  • Anniversary drinks at Fleurie in Charlottesville

    … were greeted to glasses of NV Rolet, Crement de Jura for ourselves and locally made sparkling grape juice for our daughter. The Rolet was great by itself, accessible with a nice balance of yeast and fruit. It left me thirsty for more wine. I select the wines we drink at home on a daily basis so it is nice to step away from making any choices. We…

    Aaron Nix Gomez/ Hogshead - A Wine Blogin Cabernet Franc- 1 readers -
  • Compelling wines from Savage Grace

    … It seems to me that over the last several years the wine store scene has changed in Seattle. There seems to have been a loss of enthusiasm in some of the stores. This changed may have been signaled by the Whole Foods on 65th at Roosevelt Square opening up their walk-in wine cellar by removing the glass walls. The inventory at Pete’s on East Lake…

    Aaron Nix Gomez/ Hogshead - A Wine Blogin Cabernet Franc Syrah Malbec- 4 readers -
  • Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Pinot Gris, Columbia Valley, $11

    … Best Buy! The stated stylistic approach to Pinot Gris by head winemaker Bob Bertheau is one that “falls between the lighter Italian Pinot Grigio and the richer, rounder Pinot Gris from Alsace.” This does that, starting with a floral nose of sweet herbs, pineapple, pear, Granny Smith apple and lime. There’s a nice pop of acidity…

    Great Northwest Wine- 8 readers -
  • Roller Girl 2013 Pivot Blanc, Columbia Valley, $14

    … Best Buy! The name of this production by SuLei Cellars may lead some into believing it’s a Pinot Blanc. While “pivot” refers to a roller derby position and a previous version of this wine blended Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc, the 2013 vintage a tasty off-dry Riesling. Aromas feature baked Golden Delicious apple, apple blossom, lemon zest…

    Great Northwest Winein Sauvignon Blanc Riesling- 4 readers -
  • Great Northwest Destinations: Alexandria Nicole Cellars

    … a 264-acre vineyard. He called it Destiny Ridge. Alexandria Nicole Cellars winemaking A sign for Alexandria Nicole Cellars’ Destiny Ridge Vineyards. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) Boyle had lots of farming experience and had entered the grape-growing scene in the Horse Heaven Hills just as it was heading to a new plateau of quality…

    Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine- 4 readers -
  • Maryhill Winery 2011 Malbec, Columbia Valley, $22

    … The Leutholds continue to build upon their winery’s reputation not only by having hired talented winemakers over the years, but also with their long-standing relationships with many of the state’s top growers, and the Milbrandt brothers supplied the fruit for this beauty. Twenty months in 50 percent new oak help develop aromas of blackberry…

    Great Northwest Winein Malbec- 11 readers -
  • Change in Responsibilities at Wine Enthusiast

    … I am pleased to announce that, as of October 1st, my tasting responsibilities for Wine Enthusiast will expand to include reviewing wines for all of Washington as well as the Oregon sides of the Walla Walla Valley and Columbia Valley. This will obviously significantly impact what is posted in this space. My plan is as follows: Existing…

    Sean P. Sullivan/ Washington Wine Report- 6 readers -
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    … at wawinereport@gmail.com. Editor's Note: As of October 2014, I am reviewing all Washington wines, as well as wines from the Oregon sides of the Walla Walla Valley and Columbia Valley, at Wine Enthusiast magazine. This means that I will no longer be formally reviewing Washington wines in this space. Rather, I will be posting either impressionistic…

    Sean P. Sullivan/ Washington Wine Report- 2 readers -
  • Wine in Idaho: Telaya Wines

    … Idaho, starting with their 2012 vintage which saw several 100 percent Idaho fruit bottlings. Signature Wine: Turas (Irish for the word journey) A Syrah-based blend which includes Cabernet, Merlot, and a little Petit Verdot. Both you and Carrie had former professions before deciding on a second career in wine. Are you making the wine or do you…

    Lauren Mowery/ CHASING THE VINEin Merlot Malbec Chardonnay- 5 readers -
  • Long Shadows Vintners: 2011 Sequel Syrah [Wow! Alert]

    … By Kori ~ September 10th, 2014. Founded by Washington wine pioneer Allen Shoup, Long Shadows Vintners is a collection of ultra-premium wineries comprised of internationally acclaimed winemakers from the major wine regions of the world. Each winemaker is a partner in a unique winery dedicated to producing a single Columbia Valley wine…

    Wine Peepsin Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah- 8 readers -
  • Barnard Griffin 2012 Merlot, Columbia Valley, $17

    … Traditionally, this wine under its erstwhile tulip label was found in grocery stores for less than $15, which makes this a Best Buy! That’s an outstanding bargain as Rob Griffin pulls from Alder Ridge, Black Rock, Lonesome Spring Ranch and his estate Caroway Vineyard east of Kennewick, Wash. His skilled use of oak imparts beautiful hints…

    Eric Degerman/ Great Northwest Winein Merlot- 7 readers -