Washington Wine

Washington wine is wine produced from grape varieties grown in the U.S. state of Washington. Washington ranks second in the United States in the production of wine, behind only California. By 2011, the state had over 43,000 acres (170 km2) of vineyards, a harvest of 142,000 short tons (129,000 t) of grapes, and exports going to over 40 countries around the world from the 740+ wineries located in the state. While there are some viticultural activities in the cooler, wetter western half of the state, the majority (99.9%) of wine grape production takes place in the shrub-steppe eastern half.
Posts about Washington Wine
    • Betz Family Winery to plant Walla Walla Valley vineyard

      SeVein is a 2,700-acre vineyard development in the southern Walla Walla Valley near Milton-Freewater, Ore. Betz Family Winery in Woodinville, Wash., has purchased land to plant its first estate vineyard there. (Photo courtesy of SeVein) WOODINVILLE, Wash. – One of Washington’s most storied wineries is planting its first estate vineyard – and it will be in the southern Walla Walla Valley.

      Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine- 8 readers -
    • Five Years of a Full Pull

      In October Seattle’s Full Pull Wines celebrated its five-year anniversary with one person I spoke to traveling all the way from California for the sold-out event (read a Focus Report from Full Pull's early days here). Below, I talk with friend and former blogger Paul Zitarelli about the impetus for Full Pull, where the company has gone over the last five years, and what’s next.

      Sean P. Sullivan/ Washington Wine Reportin Cabernet Franc- 4 readers -
    • Aussie native brings love for Riesling to Washington

      Wendy Stuckey, white winemaker for Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville, Wash., pours a glass of Eroica Riesling. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) WOODINVILLE, Wash. – Were it not for two chance meetings, Wendy Stuckey might have happily spent her entire winemaking career in her native Australia and missed out on a great adventure.

      Great Northwest Winein Sauvignon Blanc- 6 readers -
  • Holiday Gift Guide 2014 and 2015

    … to the Producers and Wines Behind a Revolution in Taste" by John Bonne, 2014. Available in hardcover and Kindle. I was impressed by the writing style of the author. He opened my eyes and redefined for me what California wine is and is becoming. This book will make you want to visit California wine country. Well done. Strongly Recommended. Oregon…

    William Pollard Jr/ Wild 4 Washington Wine- 2 readers -
  • Thank You and Happy 8th Anniversary

    … loosely titled our conversations about wine, "#WineMuse Podcasts." I've become the wine "expert" on the podcast, which has forced me to learn even more about the world of wine. What a blast! Host Linda Reznicek is teaching me by example how to interview. We've spoken with many winemakers from Washington, Oregon, California, New York, Chile, France…

    William Pollard/ Wild 4 Washington Wine- 2 readers -
  • Taste Washington ticket sales begin with holiday discount

    … also are available. Saturday’s program includes Appellation Spotlight: Columbia Gorge with Master Sommelier Matt Stamp ($48), The Chardonnay Revival with writer Sean Sullivan ($48) and Washington vs. the World with retailer Doug Charles. ($89). On Sunday, there’s the AVA Spotlight: Red Mountain with Sullivan ($48), The Cider Renaissance with cider advocate David Flaherty ($38) and Wine Tasting with the Masters, presented by winemaker/Master Sommelier Greg Harrington($48). The post appeared first on Great Northwest Wine. …

    Eric Degerman/ Great Northwest Wine- 5 readers -
  • Our List of Top 50 Washington Wineries

    … As 2014 winds down and a new year begins, we want to reflect on the wineries in Washington state that made our list of Top 50 Washington Wineries. The way to get on our list is fairly simple; we only have two criteria: wineries must offer good juice and good people who provide an excellent wine experience. Perhaps we had fun or learned something…

    Write for Wine- 8 readers -
  • Domaine Meriwether Sparkling Wine and Make Ahead Spanakopita #winepw

    … and Chardonnay it is not a surprise that Oregon would make excellent sparkling wines. This specific wine may not be available in your area. Here are some of our other favorite bubbles and recommended sparklers. If sparkling cocktails are your thing then don't miss our recipes for cocktails that sparkle. For more information on sparking wine and champagne…

    Jade Helm/ Tasting Pour- 3 readers -
  • Northwest wines’ pioneering spirit bolster S.F. Chronicle’s top 100 list

    … Jon Bonné, wine editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, selected 20 wines from Oregon and Washington for his annual list of the top wines from the West Coast. (Reprinted with permission from The New California Wine by Jon Bonné, copyright (c) 2013) SAN FRANCISCO – Wines from Washington and Oregon garnered 20 percent of the top 100 list from…

    Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine- 4 readers -
  • 'O' Wines Opportunity for Success Scholarship Program #OWines

    … scholarships. Beginning in 2013 each scholarship is $20,000 given in $5,000 increments annually over 4 years. Katie also spent 6 weeks working harvest in New Zealand in April. Of course we asked her about the experience of living, working and making wine in New Zealand. A fun and inspiring discussion. I encourage you to listen to the show and our…

    William Pollard/ Wild 4 Washington Wine- 4 readers -
  • Nomination deadline near for Washington Wine Hall of Fame

    … Roger Gamache, left, presents Allen Shoup with his plaque during the 2014 induction ceremony into the Legends of Washington Wine Hall of Fame in Prosser. (Photo by Cherished Moments Photography) PROSSER, Wash. — The deadline to nominate someone for induction into the Legends of Washington Wine Hall of Fame will arrive Dec. 22. The program…

    Eric Degerman/ Great Northwest Wine- 2 readers -
  • Tiny Westport Winery supports local, global charities

    …, the calls for donations continue to roll in on a daily basis. Kim Roberts handles this by offering 40 percent off the retail price of a gift basket, but the charity has to be from Grays Harbor County. This provides a way for the winery to stick to its policy while also providing another way to help local causes. “There’s a limit to how much you can give and still operate,” Kim Roberts said. “That’s the hard reality.” The post appeared first on Great Northwest Wine. …

    Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Winein Merlot- 4 readers -
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