Category Archives: Heard Through the Grapevine

Washington Wine Industry Launches Allen Shoup Memorial Fellowship

This release reported by the Washington State Wine Commission on January 18, 2024: The Washington wine industry is launching a fellowship for emerging writers and communicators. The Allen Shoup Memorial Fellowship is an industry-wide collaboration that brings together the Washington State Wine Commission, Auction of Washington Wines, Washington Winegrowers Association, Washington Wine Industry Foundation, individuals, wineries and […]

Matthews Releases First Wines Crafted by New Winemaking Team

WOODINVILLE, WA (December 12, 2023) – Matthews, a family-owned winery focused on expressing the purity of the Columbia Valley, has released its first wines under the new winemaking team, which joined in the spring of 2021. The releases include the 2021 Columbia Valley Cuvée, Claret, Cabernet Sauvignon and 2022 Columbia Valley Sauvignon Blanc. For the […]

Terry Doherty Joins Goose Ridge Estate Vineyards & Winery as Chief Operating Officer

Benton City, WA (December 18, 2023) – Family owned and operated Goose Ridge Estate Vineyards & Winery announced today the appointment of 20-year Washington state wine industry veteran, Terry Doherty, to Chief Operating Officer. Doherty will focus on sustainably growing the estate, its branded products and its custom services. Doherty transitioned into the role in […]

Liberty Lake Wine Cellars Named a 2023 Washington Winery of the Year

The Washington State Wine Awards has named Liberty Lake Wine Cellars one of its “Fabulous Four: Washington Wineries of the Year” in their 2023 awards program. This recognition comes as a result of the winery earning nine gold medals in the 2023 Seattle Wine Awards competition, which is the largest and most prestigious wine recognition […]

Exciting News for the Upcoming 2023 Bellingham Northwest Wine Competition

Coming in 2023: the 8th Annual Bellingham Northwest Wine Competition will move its “corporate headquarters” from Bellingham to Walla Walla, Washington and become the Pacific Northwest Wine Competition. Produced by the Whatcom Beer & Wine Foundation, the other elements of the 2023 event will remain unchanged from past years. The judged competition will be open […]