Monthly Archives: March 2021

Washington Wine Reports Smaller Harvest, Good Quality in 2020

As reported by the Washington State Wine Commission: Washington’s wine grape crop may have been smaller in 2020, but according to farmers and winemakers—quality is high. The Washington State Wine Commission’s annual Grape Production Report, compiled with information provided by all Washington State wineries, showed 178,500 tons of wine grapes were harvested in 2020, an […]

In Memoriam: Gregg McConnell

It is with great sadness that I write about the recent passing of Gregg McConnell: work colleague, friend, and mentor. Gregg had a long and illustrious career in journalism, most recently as President and Publisher of the Tri-City Herald and Editor of Wine Press Northwest Magazine. I met Gregg in Hood River, Oregon in 2014, […]

At Wit Cellars, “We’re in it Together” Carries a Special Meaning

This article originally appeared, in part, in the April/May, 2021 issue of Bellingham Alive Magazine When Flint Nelson, Carolina ‘Cat’ Warwick, and Gina Adams-Royer first met in 2015 to develop a plan for a new winery, they agreed that the winery name had to be simple and memorable. The three business partners decided on Wit […]

Wit Cellars Offers a Variety of Beautifully Crafted Wines That Deserve to be on Your Must-Try List

Wit Cellars, with tasting rooms in Prosser and Woodinville, Washington has a number of current releases that are certain to please. Here are several recommendations for you to consider: Wit Cellars 2019 “Unleashed” Sparkling Pinot Grigio – Delicate floral aromatics, gentle lead-off fruit flavors of apricot and apple, and notes of minerality and field grasses […]

Washington Wine of the Week – Selections for Winter, 2021

For the week of March 14, 2021: Two Vintners 2017 Syrah – This Syrah from the Woodinville winery opens with gentle floral and herbal aromas of rose hips, and the flavor profile strikes a balance between lead-off dark fruits and subsequent red fruits with juicy acidity. Italian plum and wild blackberry are accentuated with pomegranate […]