Candy Mountain Becomes Washington 16th AVA

For the second time this month, the state of Washington has been awarded another American Viticultural Area. It was made official Friday, as the Final Rule for the Candy Mountain AVA was published, buy the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. Candy Mountain becomes the 16th AVA in Washington, and the second designation after […]

Royal Slope Designated AVA

Washington now has a 15th American Viticultural Area. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau made it official Wednesday, designating the Royal Slope area as a designated wine grape-growing region. To qualify as an AVA, a wine grape-growing region must be distinguishable by features such as climate, soil, elevation and physical features. One month after […]

Bachelors In Viticulture And Enology Now At Option At WSU

Students can now earn a bachelor’s degree in Viticulture and Enology from Washington State University. WSU officials announced last week that the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities has given the final approval to make the Bachelor of Science degree official. WSU Board of Regents approved the new Bachelor of Science degree in May. “We’re […]

Warner: 2019 Wine Harvest Numbers Lower, But Still Encouraging

Despite that early season frost was saw last year in late September and early October, it appears the 2019 Washington wine grape harvest was a good one. Washington state Wine Commission President Steve Warner said that early chill cost some growers volume, but it looks like the quality will be outstanding. “For the most part, […]