Category Results for: Vineyards


Avennia Winery Continues to Impress [Wow! Alert]

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Managing partner Marty Taucher and winemaker/partner Chris Peterson founded Avennia Winery in 2010. Located in Woodinville, Washington, Avennia made an impressive debut with their first releases in the fall of 2012. The winery name was inspired by the Roman name for the city of Avignon and is a nod to Old World winemaking. Winemaker Chris […]

Filed under: American Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Five-Star Quality Wines, Red Wine, Vineyards, Washington State Wine, Wines Over $25 |


Red Willow Vineyard: 40 Years and Just Beginning!

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Humble, dedicated, innovative, smart, hard working, ethical, family-oriented, forward thinking…these are some of the words that came to my mind to describe Mike Sauer and the Red Willow Vineyard family as I participated in their 40th anniversary celebration a few weeks ago. While 40 years is not a long time when you compare it to […]

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Wine Tasting Dinner: Red Willow Vineyard Red Wines

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Red Willow Vineyard is one of the top vineyards in Washington State. Located in the northwest corner of the Yakima Valley near Wapato, Washington, Red Willow is a fourth-generation family farm, owned and operated by Mike Sauer and his family. Red Willow has one of the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon blocks in the state, planted in […]

Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Food & Wine, Red Wine, Shiraz/Syrah, Vineyards, Washington State Wine, Wine Tasting Dinners, Wines Over $25 |


Wines of Chile: Cachapoal Valley

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

During my recent media trip to Chile, I had the pleasure to visit a number of its wineries and vineyards and meet many of the movers and shakers in the Chilean wine industry. I am individually highlighting some of the wine regions we visited including reviews of wines I tasted from those regions. Today, I […]

Filed under: Carmenere, Chilean Wine, Mourvedre, Red Wine, Vineyards, Wine Travel, Wines Over $25, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |


Red Willow Vineyard continues to shine, this time at Eight Bells Winery

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Eight Bells Winery is a small urban winery located in the Roosevelt/Ravenna neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. It is jointly owned and operated by Tim Bates, Andy Shepherd, and Frank Michiels. The trio got their start as home winemakers. In 2009, they moved from their garages into a commercial space to start Eight Bells. Since their […]

Filed under: American Wine, Chardonnay, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Merlot, Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris, Red Wine, Sangiovese, Shiraz/Syrah, Vineyards, Washington State Wine, White Wine, Wines Over $25, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25 |


Adams Bench Red Willow Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Vertical Tasting

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Adams Bench Winery is a small, family-owned winery located in Woodinville, Washington. Founded in 2005 by owners and co-winemakers Tim and Erica Blue, Adams Bench produces Cabernet Sauvignon and Cab blends exclusively. After being bitten by the wine bug, Tim and Erica took enology courses at the famed UC Davis and began making home wine […]

Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Red Wine, Vineyards, Washington State Wine, Wines Over $25 |


Wines of Chile: An Overview

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Spanish settlers first planted wine grapes in Chile around 1550. However, the Chilean wine industry really got its start in the 1980’s when Spanish winemaker Miguel Torres arrived in Chile and began making wines in the Curicó Valley. He ushered in a new era of modern winemaking and was the first in Chile to use […]

Filed under: Chilean Wine, General Wine Information, Vineyards, Wine Travel |


Fall Line Winery: A Gem in South Seattle

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Winemaker Tim Sorenson and his wife Nancy Rivenburgh founded Fall Line Winery in 2003. Located in South Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood, the winery was officially licensed and bonded in 2004. Both Tim and Nancy are avid skiers and the name “Fall Line” refers to the natural line of descent on a slope. Until he retired last […]

Filed under: American Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Red Wine, Tempranillo, Vineyards, Washington State Wine, Wines Over $25 |


Oregon Wine: A Leader in Sustainable Viticulture

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

The state of Oregon is recognized across the country as being environmentally friendly. Ask any American to list the “greenest” states in the country and Oregon is likely to make their top 5. It is no wonder then, that Oregon grape growers and winemakers are committed to green practices as well. Oregon has long been […]

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Watermill Winery: Great Fruit and Great Wines from the Brown Family

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Watermill Winery is located in Milton-Freewater, Oregon, in the heart of the Walla Walla Valley AVA just 10 miles from downtown Walla Walla, Washington. The Brown family, a third generation apple-growing family and the owners of Blue Mountain Cider, founded Watermill in 2005. Rich Funk of Saviah Cellars initially oversaw the winemaking operations until Andrew […]

Filed under: American Wine, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Oregon Wine, Red Wine, Shiraz/Syrah, Tempranillo, Vineyards, Wines Over $25, Wines Under $25 |