The Edgewater, a Noble House Hotel, announced a limited release wine label with renowned Washington wine producer, DeLille Cellars. Specially bottled to honor the iconic hotel’s 55 year mark in 2017, the collaboration is an element of The Edgewater’s “55 Years on The Edge” campaign to celebrate its milestone anniversary. The Edgewater’s limited release wine, 2014 DeLille Cellars D2, is available for purchase exclusively at The Edgewater’s award-winning restaurant, Six Seven Restaurant & Lounge, located on Puget Sound with unobstructed views of the Olympic Mountain Range. [Read more…]
Washington State’s wine grape harvest hit a new record in 2016, according to the Washington State Wine Commission’s Annual Grape Production Report. The report, compiled with information provided by all Washington State wineries, showed the 2016 harvest totaled 270,000 tons, a 22-percent increase over the previous year. Tonnage in 2015 was down a little compared to the previous record harvest of 227,000 tons in 2014, making the 2016 harvest the biggest ever in Washington State’s history.
Red varieties produced more tons than white, with 58-percent of the harvest. Production of red varieties showed a substantial increase of 39-percent [Read more…]
The 2016 Holiday Wine Fest is poised to be the Pacific Northwest’s largest and most popular tasting exposition. This all-day Saturday and Sunday event features a world-class line-up of local, regional, national and international wines, ciders, spirits, gourmet cuisine and artisan vendors. The Holiday Wine Fest is the perfect occasion to tempt you and yours with the flavors of fall and the delicious offerings of the Season.
A Global Celebration of Wine!
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall [Read more…]
Long time industry leaders Brian Carter and Jerry Judkins-Smith were added to the Board of Directors of the Washington Wine Industry Foundation. [Read more…]
Washington State Wine Industry Represented by Winegrape Growers of America’s New Chairman Todd Newhouse of Upland Vineyards
At the 2016 National Grape and Wine Policy Conference, the Winegrape Growers of America (WGA) elected Todd Newhouse as Board Chairman. Newhouse is the owner of Upland Vineyards in Outlook, Washington and also serves as the Board Chairman for the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers (WAWGG).
During the Conference, WineAmerica also elected officers for the coming year. Martin Clubb of L’Ecole No. 41 in Walla Walla, Washington and WAWGG member was elected to the position of Vice Chair. [Read more…]
John Derrick of Mercer Canyons was elected to serve a three year term on the Board of Directors for the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers by the voting membership that includes vintners and grape growers during their Annual Convention in February held in Kennewick.
Ken Lewis of Trail View Farm and Patrick Rawn of Two Mountain Winery were re-elected to serve three year terms as well on the nine member board.
Derrick is the Vice President of Vineyard Operations for Mercer Canyons Inc. of Prosser where he has worked for 23 years holding positions in management, development, production, and purchasing. Since 2009 he has managed development and staffing of 2300 acres. [Read more…]
If you are just starting your exploration of this fascinating subject or want to learn a bit more about it, Sommelier Dieter Schafer (https://winedieter.wordpress.com) will share his knowledge and expertise in this tasting class. Dieter, a certified wine educator, will talk you through wine terms, what to look for when buying wine at a shop or in a restaurant, how to read a wine label, how to pair wine [Read more…]
The Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers highlighted the latest industry research and information during the Poster session at their annual Convention held in February. About 2,000 state, national, and international participants from the grape and wine industry attended. [Read more…]