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Washington has some outstanding AVAs

Washington has some outstanding AVAs

The state of Washington in the United States has several American Viticultural Areas and we shall briefly dwell on them here. You will learn about the wine producing regions of the state and their unique features.  Each region has interesting soil types and microclimates that allow the winemakers there to produce premium wines that possess amazing character and solid characteristics of their terroir. In addition to holding some amazing AVAs, the state of Washington is home to some of the best wineries and vineyards in the country.  While California still holds the torch where sheer volume is concerned, Washington is […]

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Jul 18, 2017

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Heitz Cellars, History and Excellence

Heitz Cellars, History and Excellence

At Heitz Cellars they believe both in tradition and in innovation. After all, what good is a great history of wine making if you cannot improve upon it over time? Producing wines that outdo the previous bottling is one of the goals at this outstanding vineyard and you’ll definitely want to pay them a visit to try some of the delicious vintages they have to offer. Whether you enjoy a lovely Chardonnay or a Cabernet Sauvignon, the cellar is sure to have a wine that will set your soul on fire. Heitz is about history and excellence The cellar and […]

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Jul 13, 2017

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A little bit of wine knowledge can make all of the difference

A little bit of wine knowledge can make all of the difference

Varietals are wines produced from a single grape and they are considered classics with a unique flavor. There are some vital elements that should be taken into account anytime you consume wine and it’s necessary you have this knowledge for your benefit.  This helps to understand the nature of the wine.  The more you know about the basics, the more likely you are to be able to select a wine that truly suits you or your event.  Below we have outlined a few important facts that you will need to remember. Alcohol content in Red wine: The debate on the […]

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Jul 6, 2017

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Take a walk through Switchback Ridge

Take a walk through Switchback Ridge

If you haven’t heard of Switchback Ridge, you certainly need to.  Whether you’re a fan of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, or Merlot, you’ll find a vintage that is just right for you at this lovely winery.  The history of the winery dates back 100 years and is full of family, hard work, and dedication.  That dedication is the reason the location has survived ten decades of industry changes, prohibition, and of course, trend changes. From start to finish, Switchback Ridge has held its ground Switchback Ridge already had established vines on the land when it was purchased nearly one hundred […]

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Jul 5, 2017

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This Family of Wines will steal your heart

This Family of Wines will steal your heart

Every vineyard has that one family of wines that truly represents their values.  Whether it is a Reserve Wine Collection that simply oozes luscious aromas or a lovely rose that piques the interest in a more delicate manner, there is something to be said for a great collection, or even single wine, that showcases an estate.  That has never been truer than it is for the Von Strasser Family of Wines. How did Von Strasser start? Von Strasser could very nearly have been a hard cider operation instead of an outstanding collection of wines.  Rudy Von Strasser chose to spend […]

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Jul 5, 2017

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Washington Wines are gaining popularity

Washington Wines are gaining popularity

Washington wines are made from grapes grown in the United States and sourced from a variety of vineyards.  The state currently ranks second in United States wine production, following behind California which is known as the entryway for the majority of vintners throughout history. The state has over 43,000 acres of vineyards based on figures in 2011 with the presence of over 80 wineries in the state and these numbers keep growing. Columbia AVA is the largest of 14 individual viticultural areas within the state and this AVA reaches just over the border into the state of Oregon, where more […]

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Jul 3, 2017

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Calafia Cellars is producing amazing wine!

Calafia Cellars is producing amazing wine!

At Calafia Cellars in the Mount Veeder AVA they don’t worry about speed or how many cases they can produce each year. Instead, they focus on the intense quality of their wines, producing amazing wine that catches the attention of wine lovers everywhere who visit their lovely location. We heard about these outstanding vintners and simply had to pay them a visit. What we found was nothing short of paradise. Amazing wine comes from solid roots and a bit of mystery Calafia Cellars name comes from a very old history recorded by Christopher Columbus during his journeys about an Amazon […]

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Jun 13, 2017

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Make it a Merlot

Make it a Merlot

For those who truly love wine, there are often specific wines they have come to cherish over time. These wines have accompanied the most treasured events in their lives and hold special places in their hearts as a result. The variety of wines in these lists range as broad as the seas, as each person has their own taste when it comes to premium wines. While some may love a lovely Chianti, others desire something with a much headier style like Cabernet Sauvignon with its strength and character. Where one meal may call for a beautiful Rose, another may need […]

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May 29, 2017

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McKenzie-Mueller Vineyards and Winery

McKenzie-Mueller Vineyards and Winery

If you imagine a smaller vineyard and winery to be the place where you will find down-to-earth people who simply love people and wine, then McKenzie-Mueller is exactly where you want to visit. These folks have a very down-home view of the world and they put their heads and hearts together over the very grapes that they now grow and harvest to produce 2,500 cases of wine per year. From the beginning, Bob Mueller has been a man who loved to farm, making his transition to winemaking as easy as slipping on a pair of boots. His wife, Karen, already […]

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May 27, 2017

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Lamborn Family Vineyards

Lamborn Family Vineyards

At Lamborn Family Vineyards they believe that the soil, climate, and nature of the vines are the most important part of creating outstanding premium wines. Their dedication to producing only the best possible results from their harvests is part of what makes their followers remain loyal, year after year and the wines they produce are certainly worthy of that loyalty. Excellent wines come from outstanding soils Howell Mountain happens to be the very first sub-appellation named by the BATF, a standing which goes back to 1983 and has since proven itself to be a really great area for growing grapes. […]

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May 27, 2017

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