Category Archives: Heard Through the Grapevine

LaConner’s Hellams Vineyard Announces Summer, 2018 Winemaker Dinner Cruises

Jeff Hellam of Hellam’s Vineyard Wine Shop and Wine Bar in LaConner has announced this 2018 Summer Winemaker Dinner Cruise schedule: JULY The July “Taste of Walla Walla” dinner cruise will feature three “young gun” superstar winemakers including Cameron Kontos of Kontos Cellars, Justin Basel of Solemn Cellars (formerly of Basel Cellars fame) and Greg […]

Bellingham’s Vinostrology Offers Exclusive Wine Tasting Sessions

Katie Bechkowiak, owner of Bellingham’s Vinostrology Wine Lounge is offering wine tasters an exclusive, closed-door opportunity to taste and learn about wines. The sessions will take place on a designated Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm, at which time you’ll taste through eight wines and learn about the process she uses to select and serve wines […]

Revelry Vintners Opens New Southside Walla Walla Winery

Shontina Coers, Revelry Vintners General Manager reports: On May 4 2018, Revelry Vintners will celebrate the much anticipated Grand Opening of their nearly 12,000 square-foot destination winery on the Southside of Walla Walla, a milestone that marks 12 years of hard work, dreaming and determination. With a strong emphasis on showcasing a sense of place, […]

Vineyard Location, Elevation Aspect All Work Together to Protect Vines During Cold Weather

Photo and story from Wine Yakima Valley: Owning a vineyard is like owning any other real estate: Location is everything. Well, maybe not EVERYthing. In viticulture, it’s not only where the vineyard is located; it’s also about how it is positioned. Elevation, slope and aspect (direction of slope south, southwest, etc.), play a critical role […]

Vancouver Wine Festival Offers Wine Drinkers Diverse Choices

This year’s Vancouver International Wine Festival focused on wineries from British Columbia and Canada and highlighted a wide-ranging array of choices from this relatively new wine-producing country. Both Western and Eastern British Columbia do a number of wines particularly well, with white varietals the clear-cut leader in terms of quality and variety. I attended both […]