Wine Minute: Washington Research Projects

The Washington state Wine Commission recently announced nearly $1 million for research efforts. The Commission’s Melissa Hansen takes a look at some of the projects that will receive funding. If you have a story idea for the PNW Ag Network, call (509) 547-1618, or e-mail [email protected]

Wine License Plate Becomes A Reality In Washington

Thanks to recently approved legislation, the Washington wine industry will soon have its own specialty license plates with proceeds earmarked to support state tourism. Josh McDonald with the Washington Wine Institute said they and the Washington State Wine Commission worked with Representative Kelly Chamber a Puyallup Republican. “The license plate will represent the Washington wine industry. We’re still […]

Washington Wine Commission Launches Effort To Connect Consumers, Workers

In an effort to showcase the diverse group of people involved in the statewide wine industry, the Washington State Wine Commission has launched a new program called Breaking Ground. The bilingual ambassador program follows 14 Washington-based farmers, with each one submitting a single story that’ll be published on-line each month now through November, on the […]

Western Washington Winery Named Tops For 2022

Westport Winery Garden Resort has been named the 2022 Washington Winery of the Year by Great Northwest Wine magazine. The winery, located halfway between Westport and Aberdeen on the Washington Coast, is owned by Blain, Kim and Carrie Roberts.  Great Northwest Wine’s editor Eric Degerman said, “Our editorial team identified Westport Winery as our Washington Winery to Watch […]

Washington Wine Talks Street Food

The Washington State Wine Commission launched a new video series that pairs Washington wine with street food. Produced in partnership with Spark Creative and hosted by Walla Walla-based Chef Andrae Bopp of AK’s Mercado, The WA Wine + Food Show brings Washington winemakers to a (mobile) kitchen for a day of food prepping and wine pairing. “When […]