washington wine

Washington State Wine Explained!

Steve Warner, President and CEO of the Washington State Wine Commission, comes on the show to talk about where the Washington State wine industry is at in 2018.  Over 900 wineries, 55,000 acres, and a lot of high quality wine!  Steve, comes from such a privileged perspective of knowing and representing the image of ALL wineries.  We get into what the particular regions are all about, and how their branding themselves, comparing the uniqueness of the state's growing conditions to those of other iconic regions, and so much more! 

 

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The Rocks of Rotie Cellars

On the first episode of 2018, we catch up with Maddie Richards, Sales Director, of Rotie Cellars in Walla Walla, Washington.  We talk about what makes Washington State unique and such a good value, and the relatively new AVA (wine region) of the Rocks of Milton-Freewater.  Rotie was started by geologist Sean Boyd in 2007 with the first year of fruit coming from their estate vineyard in 2013.  But, they're already making waves with their Rhone blends that reference the various styles coming from the Rhone, France.  Check out all the good stuff here!

Rotie Cellars' vineyard in the Rocks of Milton-Freewater

Rotie Cellars' vineyard in the Rocks of Milton-Freewater

Vineyard is a hybrid of head trained but then canopy is attached to a trellis wire.  Look at those  galets !

Vineyard is a hybrid of head trained but then canopy is attached to a trellis wire.  Look at those galets!