The vineyards at Bayernmoor Cellars, near StanwoodSunset from Hightower Cellars' tasting room on Red MountainWineglasses await tasters at the 2019 Bellingham NW Wine FestivalThe Columbia River views from the Maryhill Winery tasting room are peerless.Beaumont Cellars' tasting room in WoodinvilleBrandee Slosar and Brian Grasso from Seattle's Structure CellarsFrom the Esquire Network’s “Uncorked” series, New York Sommelier Yannick Benjamin (at left) with Dan
Added note: Stephenson Cellars 2003 Cabernet received a double gold at the Tri-Cities Wine Festival on November 12, 2005. I first discovered Stephenson’s wines at the Temple Bar in Bellingham last year and was thoroughly impressed. This is a winemaker who is really on top of his game, producing some awesome red wines that are […]
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Paul Portteus has to be considered one of the pioneers of Washington winemaking. His first vineyards were established in 1981, when there were literally just a handful of wineries in the state. Portteus is rare in that he bottles wine under his own label and supplies grapes for other wineries. His reputation is so well […]
If you like Syrahs you need to give Glen Fiona wines a try. The winery specializes in this tasty varietal, with five of their six current releases either a Syrah or Rhone-like Syrah blend. Of all the wines I tried on a recent visit, the 2001 Cuvee Parallel 46 (about $25) impressed me the most. […]
Add Dusted Valley Vintners to your list of newer Washington wineries to try. They recently were named as the “Winery to Watch” by a media and trade panel at this years Washington’s Arriving Vintners Event. You can’t help but feel like one of family while visiting the winery’s Walla Walla tasting room, which is currently […]