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

    … red wines. The 2011 Avennia, Sestina, Columbia Valley is a Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc blend with fruit sourced from the Bacchus and Red Willow vineyards. It was forward and complex with darker, racy fruit that was hard to resist. Avennia was only launched in 2010 so if this second vintage is an example of their other wines…

    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

    … door is kind of fun, and people really like it.” Nearly a decade ago, Boyle was one of the first Columbia Valley wineries to open a second tasting room in Woodinville. He started in the Warehouse District but moved across town to the historic Hollywood Schoolhouse within a couple of years. Here he shares a parking lot with a half-dozen other…

    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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  • Submissions

    … Wines Labeled with the following AVA or Regional Designations… Reviewed for Washington Wine Report Reviewed for Wine Enthusiast Washington -- All appellations and subappellations Oregon Applegate Valley Chehalem Mountains Columbia Gorge Dundee Hills Elkton Oregon Eola-Amity Hills McMinnville Red Hill Douglas County Rogue Valley Ribbon Ridge Snake River Valley Southern Oregon Umpqua Valley Willamette Valley Yamhill-Carlton Walla Walla Valley Columbia Valley Idaho -- All regions…

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

    … we want simple supplies like yeast and chemicals, we have to get them from our colleagues over the border. Another downside is that viticultural practices are lagging here as compared to neighboring regions. The state hasn’t been as proactive in funding and encouraging viticulture and enology education, but hopefully it will soon. Idaho has great…

    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 -