Archive for the Tag 'Walla Walla'

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Middleton Family of Wines Harvest Update from Washington and California

The following is a report from winemaker Kendall Mix of the Middleton Family of Wines. Historically, the Middleton family has been in business in Washington since the 1890s. “Our family has been working the land since 1898, when we started a lumber business in Aberdeen, on the coast of Washington State. We began with lumber […]

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Writing you don’t see, revealed… Cadaretta’s Soil Composition at Southwind Vineyard

Cadaretta Wine’s Soil Composition at Southwind Vineyard is a story that I wrote for our client. Because it’s for their Website, it’s got a copyright on it and stories like this I never put onto my blog ~ like so many other internal documents that I produce daily. But this one has just stuck with […]

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VIDEO WINEMAKER SERIES ~ Walla Walla Vintners in the Wine Cellar, Part II

On a recent trip to Walla Walla wine country, Jose and I had the pleasure of meeting with Dr. Myles Anderson of the Walla Walla Vintners, thanks to Paul Gregutt. I wrote earlier about this visit with Myles Anderson at his winery in Part I. Dr. Anderson and Jose talked about his Walla Walla Vintners […]

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VIDEO WINEMAKER SERIES ~ Walla Walla Vintners in the Wine Cellar, Part I

While on a recent trip to Walla Walla wine country, Jose and I had the pleasure of meeting with Dr. Myles Anderson of the Walla Walla Vintners. We have to thank Paul Gregutt, who’s Washington state’s most valuable wine writer resource. Staying with Paul and Karen Gregutt in their lovely and homey Waitsburg cottages gave us […]

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Winemaker Eric Dunham’s Walla Walla Wonderland ~ Dunham Cellars

UPDATE: RIP Eric Dunham, October 23, 2014 ________________________ I’m fascinated by how closely wine is aligned to art. It’s liquid art, really, when it’s a handcrafted procedure during the winemaking process. Many, like Jan Shrem of Clos Pegase, who in this instance was a publisher in his past life, has now surrounded his winery with […]

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Karen and Paul Gregutt’s Utopian Waitsburg in Walla Walla Wine County

Twenty miles from Walla Walla is a small Mayberry, American Rockwell town called “Waitsburg.” Karen Gregutt is the one who’s coined this phrase for Waitsburg… It couldn’t be more true. Picture a back porch, where folks love to gather in a small town of 1,200, like life usta-be. Imagine having a back yard so big […]