Pic of the Vine – August 2020

By |2023-01-20T06:00:55-07:00August 31st, 2020|

Pictured here, the last burst of summer sun pushes Whidbey Island Winery's vineyard toward harvest. “Greg Osenbach has been steadily creating wines from the island for 30 years,” noted contributing photographer Richard Duval. “His lovingly maintained vineyard – all white wine grapes -- just outside of the town of Langley has long been a favorite of mine Read more...

Harvest begins in Washington

By |2023-01-20T06:01:00-07:00August 21st, 2020|

Harvest has begun in the Columbia Valley. Fidélitas on Red Mountain started things off on August 19th, picking Sauvignon Blanc from Klipsun Vineyard. Others quickly followed suit, with DeLille Cellars and L’Ecole No 41 also picking Sauvignon Blanc from Klipsun on August 20th and 21st respectively. L’Ecole winemaker Marcus Rafanelli noted the recent hot weather accelerated the winery's decision to pick. Read more...

L’Ecole continues to carry the banner for Washington Merlot

By |2023-01-20T06:01:00-07:00August 2nd, 2020|

L’Ecole No. 41 is one of Washington’s most influential wineries, having a longer history and reach than most wineries in the state. The winery not only promotes Walla Walla and Washington across the country and around the world, it also champions varieties many others do not, including Chenin Blanc, Semillon, and the more frequently seen Merlot. Read more...

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