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Tasting Room Reader Poll Results

And the winner of our Winery Tasting room poll is… Walter Dacon Winery Walter Dacon Winery Kiona Vineyards and Winery Hard Row to Hoe tied with Icicle Ridge Winery Alexandria Nicole Cellars Benson Vineyards Here are some of the comments that our readers shared about Walter Dacon Winery tasting room: Of course the wine is fabulous, the thing is, it feels like home!  Ann & Lloyd have created a... read more

Icicle Ridge 2007 Merlot

This Washington state Merlot, from Icicle Ridge Winery, is a pleasing deep garnet color. My plans to visit Icicle Ridge Winery over the weekend fell through, so I opened a bottle of the Icicle Ridge 2007 Merlot to ease my sorrows. The aromas of this wine tantalize with dried cherry, blackberry and red plums and entice with cocoa and milk chocolate.  Predominately, I am reminded of a high quality... read more

Winter Weekend in Washington Wine Country

This holiday weekend is full of opportunities to enjoy winter AND wine in Washington Wine Country. Who says wine and snow don’t go together? In Washington state they do, especially in central Washington. Check out the activities in Lake Chelan and Leavenworth. Lake Chelan Fire and Ice Winterfest: January 15-17 The annual Lake Chelan Fire and Ice Winterfest have added a number of wine events, in... read more

Winery Tasting Room Wish List Essentials

For many small wineries, the tasting room is their public face to the world.  The winery tasting room is their primary means to entice and engage customers – a true, full-on marketing opportunity. The experience of tasting the wine can leave a longer impact on our memory and our pocketbook than the nose of a wine, no matter how enticing. Lately, there have been a number of conversations about... read more

Haunted by Exceptional Washington Wines

Some wines haunt us, they linger in our conscious even months after the bottle has emptied. In honor of Halloween and the some of the amazing Washington wines that I have sampled this year, here is a list of wines that have haunted me. Des Voigne Cellars 2007 Montreux Syrah During the September Woodinville Warehouse Wine Walk, Darren was filtering the 07 Montreux Syrah in preparation for bottling.... read more

Auction of Washington Wines Barrel Picnic 2009

Hi there …just a few notes on last night’s fun Auction of Washington Wines picnic, a fundraiser held at Chateau Ste Michelle for Uncompensated Care at Children’s Orthopedic Hospital and the Washington Wine Education Foundation. I was really impressed by the layout of the Auction of Washington Wines Barrel Picnic. There was great flow between the various fundraising games, food tables and... read more

Under the Tucson Moon: Icicle Ridge Winemaker Dinner

Last night, we enjoyed a beautiful winemaker’s dinner at Icicle Ridge Winery. Seated at tables, beside the pond, we enjoyed a bounty of delicious dishes prepared by Leo Haas of Cascade Catering. Each course was paired with an Icicle Ridge Winery wine. As guests arrived, they were greeted by Kristen and Don Wood. Under the arch, guests received a glass of Icicle Ridge Winery Sparkling Syrah. This is one... read more

Icicle Ridge Winery-June 09 Winery of the Month

Icicle Ridge Winery produces a wide variety of delicious wines, ranging from their iconic Three Blondes Gewurtzaminer, to Smooth Jazz Cabernet to ice wines  to their signature Asian Pear wine.  The winery is  in Peshastin, just outside of Leavenworth, Washington. We are pleased to be featuring Icicle Ridge Winery as our winery of the month for June 2009. This article is based on a recent interview at... read more

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