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    Red Willow Vineyard: Hallowed ground in the Yakima Valley

    Red Willow Vineyard’s most prominent feature is the small stone chapel that sits atop a steep hill overlooking the western Yakima Valley. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) WAPATO, Wash. – In just about every conceivable way, the 140 acres of wine grapes here at Red Willow Vineyard are hallowed ground. Here is where Washington’s first Syrah was planted.

    8 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

    Woodinville Wine Walks: All Cancelled

    Below is an email from Alicia Hansen who ran the 1st and 3rd Thursday Wine Walks in the Hollywood & Warehouse Districts respectively. The Wine Walks are cancelled and will not be rescheduled. Alicia will be focusing her attentions on The Tasty Vacation, a resource resource guide to the world of culinary travel, hotels, tour companies, rail journeys, and cruises.

    6 readers - By Woodinville Wine Update

      Washington winemakers deep in grapes with harvest in full swing

      Great Northwest Wine - - 5 readers - Chardonnay grapes glisten in the late summer sun in Washington’s Yakima Valley. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) Winemakers across Washington state are deep in white wine grapes and starting to bring in reds. “Right now, it’s a Chardonnay tsunami,” said Bob Bertheau, head winemaker at Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville. “All the Chard is coming home.

      Fall and Holiday Events: Woodinville Wine County

      Woodinville Wine Update - - 5 readers - While I am holding on to summerand my flip flops with all my might Woodinville Wine Country, thankfully, has been making plans for the fall. Woodinville Wine Country Announces Upcoming Fall and Holiday Wine Events End of Summer Hollywood Hill Block Party Fri., Sept.

      Save with an Insider’s Pass: Woodinville Wine Country

      Woodinville Wine Update - - 5 readers - Woodinville Wine Country is offering a great deal if you purchase the Insider’s Pass before September 18th. Sip, Savor and Save: New Woodinville Wine Country Insider’s Pass Offers Savings on Fall Wine Tasting Events Purchase an Insider’s Pass to Woodinville Wine Country this month and save $65 on three upcoming Woodinville Wine Country fall and holiday tasting events. Between now and Sept.

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      Chateau Ste. Michelle takes new tools into red Reserve Cellar

      … at the Canoe Ridge Estate red production facility has rolled out hands-free sorting equipment and fermentation tools that should keep the awards coming for lots small and large. The company with headquarters in the Seattle suburb of Woodinville recently released one of its first wines created during its trials two years ago with the VitiSort optical…

      4 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Brian Carter Cellars soars with great Washington blends

      …Brian Carter of Brian Carter Cellars walks through Klipsun Vineyard on Washington’s Red Mountain collecting samples of Cabernet Sauvignon. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) WOODINVILLE, Wash. – For more than three decades, Brian Carter has crafted some of Washington’s best wines and helped launch several wineries. Now, he’s accomplished…

      1 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Betz Family Winery Fall 2014 Release Party

      … and Bridget Griessel (with Bob Betz remaining on as the winemaker), and I fully expect quality will remain high for years to come. Betz is open twice a year for the release of their wines: Spring welcomes Bordeaux Blends, and Fall the Syrah-based wines. Located south of the Schoolhouse District in Woodinville, Betz release parties draw such large crowds…

      4 readers - By Zinfandel Chronicles

      Washington winemakers deep in grapes with harvest in full swing

      …Chardonnay grapes glisten in the late summer sun in Washington’s Yakima Valley. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) Winemakers across Washington state are deep in white wine grapes and starting to bring in reds. “Right now, it’s a Chardonnay tsunami,” said Bob Bertheau, head winemaker at Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville. “All the Chard…

      5 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Woodinville Wine Events: September 16th-30th

      …©2013 Richard Duval Images Russell’s Restaurant & Loft – September 18th – Swiftwater Cellars Winemaker Dinner with Linda Trotta & Chef Russell Lowell Kirkland Performance Center – September 18th - Downtown Kirkland Wine Walk Woodinville Wine Country – September 19th – Hollywood Block Party Michael Florentino Cellars – September 20th…

      1 readers - By Woodinville Wine Update

      Nine Wineries You (Probably) Never Heard of…But Should

      … Borges and Jane Portalupi Borges In this case, celebration…and a really good love story. When I first met Tim Borges, he was living in Woodinville, Washington, not because he wanted to make wine in WA state but because his childhood sweetheart, Jane Portalupi, had married a couple of decades earlier and moved north. After her divorce and Tim’s…

      By The Pour Fool

      Great Northwest Destinations: Alexandria Nicole Cellars

      … guests are allowed in. “I wanted to provide something extra for (wine club members),” Boyle said. “Something exclusive. The hidden 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…

      4 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Season 4 Premiere

      … notes, we’re going to tell you something the panelists NEVER know until they pick their favorites…the names of the wines, and which is number one, and which is number two… 1 2013 Melange Blanc – Patterson Cellars, Woodinville WA (mostly Chardonnay, Marsanne) 2 2011 Mariners White – Maryhill Winery, Goldendale WA (mostly Pinot Gris, Chardonnay…

      2 readers - By Northwest Wine Night.com

      Red Willow Vineyard: Hallowed ground in the Yakima Valley

      … to the industry,” Sauer said quietly as he thought of his dear friend. “David made me feel like the wines were mine, and I made him feel like the vineyards were his.” Now Sauer shares a friendship with Bob Betz of Betz Family Winery in Woodinville, who also is a Master of Wine and was good friends with Lake throughout the years. “Bob is one of the important…

      8 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Betz Family Winery looks to raise the bar

      … Schiffner will be leaving the winery at the end of this month. Schiffner, who made beer at Red Hook for close to seven years before turning his attention to wine, will return to his roots to help start Sumerian Brewing Company in Woodinville. “Tyson leaving is a huge loss for us but what an unbelievable opportunity for him,” Griessel said. “When…

      1 readers - By Washington Wine Report

      Save with an Insider’s Pass: Woodinville Wine Country

      …Woodinville Wine Country is offering a great deal if you purchase the Insider’s Pass before September 18th. Sip, Savor and Save: New Woodinville Wine Country Insider’s Pass Offers Savings on Fall Wine Tasting Events Purchase an Insider’s Pass to Woodinville Wine Country this month and save $65 on three upcoming Woodinville Wine Country fall…

      5 readers - By Woodinville Wine Update

      2nd Annual Happy Tails: Help Homeward Pet

      … – Woodinville Woodinville Sports Cars Interested in a sponsorship? Contact terri@homewardpet.org or (425)488-4444 ext 4005 Participating Wineries Alexandria Nicole Cellars Belmonte Cellars Brian Carter Cellars Cave B Estate Winery Chandler Reach Vineyards Forgeron Cellars Goose Ridge Estate Winery Icon Cellars J Bookwalter Market Vineyard Patit Creek…

      3 readers - By Woodinville Wine Update

      Fall and Holiday Events: Woodinville Wine County

      …While I am holding on to summerand my flip flops with all my might Woodinville Wine Country, thankfully, has been making plans for the fall. Woodinville Wine Country Announces Upcoming Fall and Holiday Wine Events End of Summer Hollywood Hill Block Party Fri., Sept. 19 What: Wine tasting at area wineries, followed by entertainment When: 5 – 9 pm…

      5 readers - By Woodinville Wine Update

      Woodinville Wine Walks: All Cancelled

      … journeys, and cruises. Seven years ago, while I was volunteering for wineries in the warehouse district of Woodinville, I realized most everyone I encountered had never heard of the warehouse district and had no idea there were so many wineries in one little area. Being the Pollyanna dreamer that I am, I decided I would try to make a difference…

      6 readers - By Woodinville Wine Update