Washington Wine Industry Foundation Raises $160k w Wine Party & Auction

Washington Wine Industry Foundation Hosts Another Successful Event A Party + Auction held as a fundraiser for the Washington Wine Industry Foundation raised over $160,000. The event, held in early February, drew nearly 400 wine industry movers and shakers to support the Foundation’s work and the future of Washington wine. Attendees enjoyed a diamond derby, … Continue reading “Washington Wine Industry Foundation Raises $160k w Wine Party & Auction”

Top Washington Wine Growers Honored by WWA in Kennewick

Wine Growers Receive Awards from Washington Winegrowers Association The Washington Winegrowers Association (Winegrowers) recognized achievements of industry leaders last week at an Honor Luncheon during their annual Convention & Trade Show in Kennewick. The annual awards included Grower of the Year, Industry Service, Lifetime Achievement, and the Grand Vin award. About 2,000 state, national, and … Continue reading “Top Washington Wine Growers Honored by WWA in Kennewick”

Washington Wine Industry Foundation Releases Guide to Getting Paid for Grape Growers and Wineries

A new how-to guide has been released by the Washington Wine Industry Foundation called “Getting Paid:  Tools for Washington Grape Growers – A Step-by-Step Guide to Reducing Revenue Loss When Selling Grapes”. The guide is a day-to-day reference for both growers and wineries with information about all aspects of a grape sale transaction: from vetting new … Continue reading “Washington Wine Industry Foundation Releases Guide to Getting Paid for Grape Growers and Wineries”

ANEW Wines Names K.D. Organ Winemaker

KD Organ New Winemaker at ANEW Washington’s ANEW wines recently named K.D. Organ as its new winemaker. Launched in 2013, ANEW features a Riesling, Pinot Grigio and Rosé from Washington state. ANEW wines are crafted by Chateau Ste. Michelle, Washington’s founding winery. Organ has more than 10 years of winemaking experience in Washington state. She … Continue reading “ANEW Wines Names K.D. Organ Winemaker”

STARS OF WINE, FOOD AND MUSIC ALIGN AT PENNER-ASH WINE CELLARS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE CHILDREN’S CANCER ASSOCIATION

The estate vineyards of  Penner-Ash Wine Cellars will become the backdrop for a  wondrous summer evening of food, wine and music on Saturday, August 22nd. 15-time Grammy Award winning musician, Béla Fleck, known as the premier banjo player in the world, will perform an intimate concert with singer-songwriter Abigail Washburn at the winery as a … Continue reading “STARS OF WINE, FOOD AND MUSIC ALIGN AT PENNER-ASH WINE CELLARS TO RAISE
FUNDS FOR THE CHILDREN’S CANCER ASSOCIATION”

Northwest Wine & Cheese Tour – Awaken Your Palette to the Flavors of Spring on the Olympic Peninsula

Spring on the Olympic Peninsula is time for discovering creative pairings of new wine and cider releases with locally crafted artisan cheeses during the region’s annual Northwest Wine & Cheese Tour. This year, hard cider enthusiasts can enjoy the tour debut of Port Townsend’s Alpenfire Cider, the third cidery to participate on the tour. Alpenfire produces … Continue reading “Northwest Wine & Cheese Tour – Awaken Your Palette to the Flavors of
Spring on the Olympic Peninsula”

New World Chenin Blanc Leads Division Winemaking Company Spring Releases

Always trailblazers in producing lesser-known wine varietals, Division Winemaking Company’s (DWC) spring releases are Pacific Northwest variations of popular Loire Valley and Beaujolais wines. Leading the pack is the second vintage of the highly popular 2014 Division-Villages “L’Isle Verte” Chenin Blanc. Through the release of this less popular varietal and one of the few made … Continue reading “New World Chenin Blanc Leads Division Winemaking Company Spring Releases”

Sip at the wine bar & restaurant Hosts Wine 101

Sip at the wine bar and restaurant is pleased to announce that they will be hosting a Wine 101 event on March 31, 2015. General Manager, RJ Minard & Executive Chef, Josh Green, will be joined by Kristal-Lynn from Young’s Market as well as their head of Italian and Specialty wines Brandon Lervold, CWE. Sip … Continue reading “Sip at the wine bar & restaurant Hosts Wine 101”

Winemaker Dinner Series announced for Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine – The World of Merlot

Tickets are on sale now for the Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine – The World of Merlot Saturday night winemaker dinner series. Participants can choose from one of 10 intimate dinners held at locations throughout the Valley. It’s an exclusive opportunity to wine and dine with winemakers and principals while enjoying food prepared by some … Continue reading “Winemaker Dinner Series announced for Celebrate Walla Walla Valley Wine
– The World of Merlot”

Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers Announces Annual Awards

The Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers announced annual awards for Grower of the Year, Industry Service, Lifetime Achievement, Restaurant Appreciation and Posters at their convention which was held in Kennewick last week. Awards were: GROWER OF THE YEAR Robert Rivera, of Goose Ridge Winery received the Erick Hanson Memorial Wine Grape Grower Award for … Continue reading “Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers Announces Annual Awards”