WAVEx coming to Lake Chelan March 30!
WAVEx-Lake Chelan – March 30, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Tsillan Cellars, Chelan The Lake Chelan Wine Alliance is teaming up with WSU and the Wine Commission to bring WAVEx to north central Washington. The morning program, designed for growers, will share recent research on grape powdery mildew resistance and new sprayer technologies, with the goal of helping growers optimize spray programs. The afternoon session “Dealing with Funky Fruit” will share practical winemaking information to help wineries coax the best out of their fruit. Target audience: Washington wine grape growers and wineries. Register here.
March is Taste Washington Wine Month!
March is Taste Washington Wine Month! Washington is known for producing premium award winning wines, with many of those delicious hidden gems coming from right here in Cascade Valley Wine Country. Come visit us for the month of March to celebrate Taste Washington Wine Month with participating winery specials. From new release discounts, to case sales, there is never a better time to enjoy a glass of your new favorite wine, and bring home the memories with a few bottles to share. For a list of a few of the events and specials happening here check our events page, or for a broad summary of the events taking place around the state check out the Washington State Wine Month website here With spring just around the corner, come soak up some sun and the last bit of winter to experience a unique wine country escape in all three primary cities. There are always new wines to be discovered and plenty of outdoor recreation, shopping destinations and delicious local restaurants to help you build memories that will last a lifetime and keep you coming back for more whether your visiting Lake Chelan, Wenatchee, or Leavenworth’s many new and well loved tasting […]
Wine Flies Free with Alaska Airlines
Flying to CVWC? Take home your favorite wines on your next flight with Alaska Airlines, Wine Flies Free Program! Alaska Airlines has now included Pangborn Memorial Airport of Wenatchee in their Wine Flies Free Program. This program is now extended to 29 West Coast cities throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and California when you fly with Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air, and SkyWest Flights. That means Mileage Plan Members can visit our 70+ wineries to sip and shop your way through without worry of additional fee’s for checking you newly discovered favorite wines. Simply securely package up to one case (that’s 12 bottles!) and receive a free voucher to check your wine! For more information and instruction on how to prepare your wine for take off, visit their website here.
Washington State reports lighter wine grape harvest, excellent quality in 2017
Via :Washington State Wine- Washington State’s wine grape harvest totaled 227,000 tons in 2017, which equated to a 16-percent decrease compared to the record-breaking 2016 harvest of 270,000 tons. The Washington State Wine Commission’s Annual Wine Grape Crush Report, compiled with information provided by all Washington State wineries, showed that the 2017 harvest was slightly larger than the 2015 harvest. “2016 was an exceptionally large harvest in terms of grape cluster size and weight, and as such the vines had a natural response in 2017 to produce more normal yields,” explained Steve Warner, President of Washington State Wine. “In addition, wine is an agricultural product so normal variations in weather and environmental factors impact the crop every year.” Although a smaller crop, winemakers and wine grape growers are thrilled with the quality of the 2017 fruit. “The growing season started off cool, warmed up nicely throughout and then cooled off again toward harvest time,” Warner explained, “which created near-ideal conditions for wine grapes.” Cabernet Sauvignon was the top producing variety grown at 62,200 tons or 27-percent of the total, followed by Chardonnay at 39,300 tons or 17-percent of the total. Riesling (33,000 tons), Merlot (32,700 tons) and Syrah (20,800 tons) […]
Be our Valentine, it’s Red Wine and Chocolate!
There is still time to join us for “Red Wine and Chocolate” in Leavenworth, Wenatchee, or Lake Chelan for a special treat with your sweetie! February’s special event has arrived and wineries are pairing their delicious hand-crafted red wine, with artisanal chocolates! What could better than Chocolate and Wine with your Love? Although the big day is tomorrow, stop by anytime this week and through the weekend to experience the tasty treats waiting for you. Check our events page and facebook for more information on what your favorite wineries and tasting rooms are doing to celebrate this special time of year! <3
2017 Seattle Wine Awards Top 100 Wines
Top 100 Red, White, and Pink in CVWC Congratulations to all the Cascade Valley Wine Country wineries listed below for earning recognition in the 2017 Seattle Wine awards Top 100 Red, White, and Pink Wines ! Karma Vineyards Jones of Washington Rio Vista Wines Mellisoni Vineyards Cairdeas Winery Tsillan Cellars Villa Monaco Rocky Pond Winery Crayelle Cellars Ryan Patrick Wine Girl Wines Check out the full list here!
Used Barrels for Sale!
Fielding Hills has an assortment of used barrels we are looking to sell. All are SO2 gassed and stored indoors at 55F. All French oak, 2013-2015 vintage barrels, Demptos and Seguin Moreau. Contact Tyler@fieldinghills.com
Save the date for WAVEx 3/30/2018 in Lake Chelan!
SAVE THE DATE FOR WAVE AND WAVEX! WAVEx: March 30, 2018 in Lake Chelan WAVEx, the condensed research seminar, will come to Lake Chelan in partnership with the Lake Chelan Wine Alliance. The morning session will feature findings from an industry-supported sprayer technology research project. The afternoon will be focused on winemaking. WAVE: April 4, 2018 at the Walter Clore Center The third annual all-day WAVE will include a full lineup of research presentations, lunch and a wine social! More details on WAVE and WAVEx to come. Please reach out to Melissa Hansen, email@example.com, with questions.
2017 Grape and Wine Issues Caucus
The Washington Wine Institute and the Washington Winegrowers Invite You to Attend: 2017 Grape and Wine Issues Caucus Tuesday, November 14th, 10 AM – 4 PM Yakima Sun Dome, 1301 S. Faire Ave, Yakima Presented By: Keynote Speaker for the 2017 Grape and Wine Issues Caucus: Former Attorney General Rob McKenna http://files.constantcontact.com/46e57589001/05e1461f-5d1f-4389-a614-b00bb909a73e.jpg Rob McKenna, former Attorney General for Washington State, will be the keynote speaker for the Grape and Wine Industry Issues Caucus presented in partnership by the Washington Wine Institute and the Washington Winegrowers Association on Tuesday, November 14 in the State Fair Room on the Yakima State Fair Park campus, in Yakima. As our former Washington State Attorney General and President of the National Association of Attorneys General, Rob is accomplished in all areas of public policy, appellate law, and investigations. He is now partner in the law firm Orrick which serves the technology, energy & infrastructure and finance sectors with offices around the world. He is co-head of the firm’s Public Policy Group and co-founder of Orrick’s Cyber Security & Data Privacy Group. The 2017 Grape and Wine Issues Caucus is a day-long event created for owners, managers, and staff of winery and grape growing operations as […]
WWI News and Updates: California Wine Region’s Tragic Fire Devastation: How You Can Help
Want to help with the devastation facing California wine regions fire devistation? Here are some ways to take action courtesy of our friends with the Washington Wine Institute. Our friends and peers in the California wine regions around Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma, and the surrounding areas have been in our thoughts and prayers over the past several weeks as devastating fires tore through their beautiful countryside and left lost lives, homes, buildings, and businesses in its wake. Many wineries have asked how to they can help support families and businesses impacted in each county. Here are three disaster relief funds for consideration if you would like to make a direct donation in support of one or multiple impacted areas: Napa Valley Community Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund Community Foundation of Sonoma County’s Resilience Fund Community Foundation of Mendocino County