Overview


Washington Wine Report is an independent publication focused on bringing Northwest wine to you and bringing you to Northwest wine. Our goal is:
  • To help you select Pacific Northwest wines at a variety of price levels
  • To keep you up-to-date about the Northwest’s wineries, vineyards, and individuals
  • To help you plan trips to wine country
  • To connect you to the larger wine community

Search

Loading...

Wine Blog Awards

'14 Tour Guide

Reviewed Wineries

In tough times, we continue the search for good, inexpensive wines.

In this month's Five Wines Under $15, we start off with a new Riesling offering from Ste. Michelle Wine Estates the umbrella company for Ste. Michelle’s ‘string of pearls' - called, as things would have it, Anew. As those who gathered at the recently completed Riesling Rendezvous will attest, Ste. Michelle is perhaps the world’s foremost champion of the grape as well as the planet’s largest Riesling producer.

The Anew Riesling is an interesting blend of winemaking and wine marketing. Here’s a snippet from the press release:

| edit post

The following article was written by Ryan Messer. Read other articles from Messer here.

I am frequently asked , “What’s the best way to learn about wine?” And my answer has always been, “Drink more!” While this is a simple approach, it can be an expensive way to learn more about what you like or don’t like. Instead, my answer today is more nuanced - “Start a wine tasting group”.

Over the last decade, I have participated in three separate tasting groups. I learned something from each gathering, as well as from each group. My eyes have been opened to varietals, styles, regions, even friends. And while each group has evolved or led me toward a new direction, every experience was worth the time.

| edit post

A round-up of stories on Washington wine from July 15 to July 21.  Read previous round-ups here. 

From around the country…

The Emporia Gazette (Kansas) writes about the Anew Riesling.


From around the blogosphere...

Great Northwest Wine writes about Victor Palencia returning to Walla Walla to launch a wineryThey also write about Wautoma Springs grapes

| edit post

Today, a few pictures from a trip last week to the Horse Heaven Hills. Click on the pictures for larger images. Enjoy!

| edit post

The July Virtual Tasting is tonight! The wine is the Barnard Griffin Pinot Gris Columbia Valley 2012. This wine retails for $13 and is fairly widely available. The tasting will take place from 7-8pm Pacific.

What you need to do to participate is:

1. Buy this month’s wine from a local retailer or from the winery.

2. Tweet your comments about the wine on Twitter between 7 and 8pm Pacific tonight (Wednesday July 24th) using the hashtag #barnardgriffin. For those on Twitter, follow me @wawinereport.

| edit post

In the past week, numerous vineyards have reported seeing veraison - the changing of color of the grapes - in eastern Washington. Reports include Sagemoor Chardonnay (7/16, approximately ten days ahead of last year) in the Columbia Valley, Ferguson Merlot (7/22) in the Walla Walla Valley, and Seven Hills Sangiovese (7/22) in the Walla Walla Valley, which is pictured here (photo courtesy of Sadie Drury).

It can only mean one thing - harvest is right around the corner!

| edit post

A round-up of stories on Washington wine from July 8th to July 14th. Read previous round-ups here.

From around the country...

Wines and Vines writes that Washington wine builds on diverse climates.

Harvey Steiman at Wine Spectator writes about Paul Gregutt’s Waitsburg Cellars (Note: Requires subscription).

The Detroit News writes that Buty puts on a show in Washington's Columbia Valley.

Scoop San Diego reviews L'Ecole 41 2001 Semillon in White or Red.

| edit post

Fresh Sheet July 17th 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 2 comments





Today’s Fresh Sheet – new and recent releases – includes wines from Maison BleueOwen RoeàMaurice CellarsBaer WineryDumas StationDiStefano WinerySalida, and Chinook Wines.

| edit post

The July Virtual Tasting wine is the Barnard Griffin Pinot Gris Columbia Valley 2012. This wine retails for $13 and is fairly widely available. The tasting will take place on Wednesday July 24th from 7-8pm Pacific.

What you need to do to participate is:

1. Buy this month’s wine from a local retailer or from the winery.

2. Tweet your comments about the wine on Twitter between 7 and 8pm Pacific on the specified date using the hashtag #barnardgriffin. For those on Twitter, follow me @wawinereport.

| edit post

A round-up of stories on Washington wine from July 1st to 7th. Read previous round-ups here.

From around the country...

The Kansas City Star writes that Walla Walla has had disproportionate success when it comes to wine.

The Emporia Gazette tastes wine at Seven Falls Winery.

Metro Canada says forget the Golden State, try Washington wine.

Touring and Tasting writes about big thinkers in Washington wine country.

| edit post

Pic of the Vine - July 2013

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 0 comments

This month’s Pic of the Vine comes from Westport Winery.

“I’m constantly and happily surprised at where I find our wineries,” said contributing photographer Richard Duval. “Westport Winery, though new to me, is hardly an undiscovered gem, having garnered dozens awards. Located on the highway between Aberdeen and Westport, the winery boasts over 30 wines, including a slew of surprisingly delightful (and one very potent) fruit wines. Of course what grabs my photographer’s eye are the superb grounds. Gardens, glass sculptures, bocce ball and a great vineyard of pinot and other cooler climate varietals make Westport Winery a must stop."

Click on the picture for a larger image.

| edit post

A round-up of stories on Washington wine from June 22nd to June 30thRead previous round-ups here.

From around the country...

The LaCrosse Tribune writes about the 14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon 2010.

D Magazine writes about wines of the Northwest.

Sunset Magazine writes about eastern Washington.

| edit post

My article in Washington Tasting Room Magazine on The Rocks region of the Walla Walla Valley is now available on-line. You can read it here. The article also includes pictures by contributor Richard Duval (Note: Recommended wines from the region listed separately from the article come from the magazine).

| edit post
| edit post

Follow

TN Database


Tasting Note Database Read an explanation of the fields here. Last updated 7/15/2014.

WA Wine Books

Blog Archive