Washington Wine

 

Washington State has become the second largest wine producer in the US, however its quality wine history is fairly new. The first wine grapes were planted in Fort Vancouver by the Hudson Bay Company in 1825. By the early 20th century, many European immigrants were producing wines of decent quality. By 1914, vineyards were dotting Yakima and Walla Walla Valleys. 
 
But the Prohibition halted commercial production considerably, even though this also forced a wave of home wine-making. After the Repeal, strict laws were set in place that isolated Washington’s wine industry. Even though some vinifera wines were being produced for private consumption, what emerged from Washington was only sweet and dessert wine made from Concord grapes. These same laws also prohibited California wines, so the majority of Washingtonians only drank what they knew, those sweet Concord wines. 
 
Then in the early 1960s scientists Walter Clore and Chas Nagel won an appeal to Read more »

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Washington state resident. Global citizen. Wine explorer. Bike racer. Exploring wines from around the world by comparing Washington wines to challengers from around the globe in weekly wine matches.

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Varietals Produced in Washington View all

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

Subregions of Washington

  • Columbia Gorge

    The confusing thing about this AVA is that there are two places called “The Gorge” in Washington ...

  • Columbia Valley

      The Columbia Valley AVA straddles both Washington and Oregon, though the majority of its w...

  • Benton County

    Benton County is an emerging wine region in southwest Washington state. It straddles the Yakima...

  • Grant County

  • Horse Heaven Hills

    Bounded on the north by the ridge of the hills forming the southern border of the Yakima Valley, ...

Popular Wineries in Washington View all

  • Duck Pond Cellars

    Founded in 1993, Duck Pond Cellars owns and operates 840 acres of vineyards in the valleys of nor...

  • Red Diamond

    Red Diamond is a brand of wines produced in Washington State since 2003. The value driven wines...

  • Cougar Crest Winery

    COUGAR CREST ESTATE WINERY was established at the Walla Walla Airport in 2001 by Deborah and Davi...

  • Otis Kenyon Wine

    Otis Kenyon Wine is a family owned and managed winery with deep historical ties to the Walla Wall...

  • Vitis Ridge

    Vitis Ridge has five partners, including Glen Brunger, Chris and Sharon Deckelmann and Bruce and ...

  • DeLille Cellars

    DeLILLE CELLARS is a small winery located in Woodinville, Washington and was originally co-fou...

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Washington on Snooth

  • YEAHHH DUCKHORNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN REIGNS!!! Read More

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  • You can get 'wined out' on these trips.  I bet I drank three glasses that night. Read More

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  • RBA - How did you get the juice stay in those bottles?  That's quite a trick. Read More

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  • Thursday was mostly a tourist thing to see a few places near my sister, like a ... the 300 miles to Walla Walla Washington and now we shall spend three nights in the Cameo Heights Mansion.  Very nice accommodations here!Oh, Rich (my sister Carol's husband), Sandra and I did a big Pinot Noir tasting at their house on Wednesday evening.  First s... Read More

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  • Sounds and looks great RBA! Keep it coming!!!!  Read More

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  • Sweet kitty yesterday at De Ponte Cellars.  She walked over to where Sandra was sitting and climbed up on her lap. Read More

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  • No time to visit Vancouver on this trip, since Sandra wants to see more of Seattle.Yesterday we visited four wineries, starting when we met my sister Carol and her husband Rich at Bergstrom.  This was a high-end experience and I know you guys would love the wines here.  Next we stopped at Arbor Brook which is a more casual place, but the Pinot w... Read More

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  • Al, see if you can take the Clipper (from downtown Seattle) over to Victoria for a visit!  Read More

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  • Well, we've been to the wine tasting rooms up in Woodinville WA for three wine tastings and today we drove down to McMinnville OR for the Provisions wine/food pairing meal at Soter Vineyards.  We joined the wine club at  Soter so that makes eleven wine clubs now.  Having a wonderful time even with the rain and snow. Read More

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  • Ryan Patrick Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Elephant Mountain Vineyard Rattlesnake Hills 2013

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    Soft floral aromas and cinnamon spice on top of ripe red fruit notes of cherry and raspberry with a slight green note. A bit darker in the mouth, turning towards black fruit notes of black cherry and black currant, strong tannins wash in and grip the palate with fierce acidity, dark chocolate and dried plum and a finish of bluMoniker Pinot Noir ... Read More

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