In 1980 there were just 19 wineries and 5,000 acres of vines in Washington State, compared to the 40,000 of today.
A Canadian company outbid rivals to buy nearly 700 acres of unplanted vineyard sites in Washington State at an auction earlier this week.
Bob Bertheau, senior director of winemaking at Chateau Ste Michelle, reveals the Chardonnay producers who have inspired his own effort to show how this grape variety expresses itself in Washington state.
Washington State Wine Commission has stressed it is “committed for the long-term” as the body seeks to bolster its UK presence following the collapse of two major importers.
The top 10 wines featured in the US press this week, including labels from Roussillon, Washington State and New Zealand.
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