Category Archives: Heard Through the Grapevine

Candy Mountain Becomes Washington’s “Sweet 16th” AVA

As reported by the Washington State Wine Commission: The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) published the final rule for the Candy Mountain American Viticultural Area (AVA) on September 25, 2020, making it the 16th AVA in Washington. “Candy Mountain is small but mighty,” said Steve Warner, president of the Washington State Wine […]

Royal Slope is Washington’s 15th and Newest American Viticultural Area

As reported by the Washington State Wine Commission: Royal Slope is the newest American Viticultural Area (AVA) in Washington. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) published the final rule for Royal Slope on September 2, 2020, to officially define it as a designated wine grape-growing region. “Many of our wineries and grape […]

Great Article From Sean Sullivan Highlights Challenges Wineries Faced With 2019 Vintage

Check out Sean Sullivan’s recap of Washington’s 2019 vintage in a highly informative article on his Washington Wine Report web site. As consumers, we often forget that the quality of wines we drink can be traced back to prudent decisions in the vineyard. At no time was this more important than the 2019 vintage, which […]

Is Washington the Most Underrated Wine Region in the World?

A recent article in Forbes magazine asked the question. For Washington wine enthusiasts, the answer is an emphatic YES! Click on the link below to go to the article…and enjoy! https://www.forbes.com/sites/ambergibson/2019/08/22/is-washington-the-most-underrated-wine-region-in-the-world/#85ad0f443a27

Robert Hansen Named Executive Director of the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance

Muriel Kenyon, President of the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance Reports: The Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance (WWVWA) has selected Robert Hansen as its new executive director. Hansen brings 38 years strategic planning, business management, and corporate finance expertise to the position. He will join the organization August 5. As executive director, Hansen will lead […]