Episode 223 – Reds & Whites are Scoring Big in the Evergreen State

The Pacific Northwest has long been a region rich with wine making. This week, David Wilson introduces you to some movers and shakers behind the explosive growth of the winery scene in Western and Southeastern Washington state. Your Grape Encounter begins just a short thirty miles from Seattle, where Woodinville Wine Country Association executive director Sandra Lee gives an overview of more than 100 local winemakers. Then, meet one of the hippest vintners we’ve ever talked with. Chris Gorman, whose namesake Gorman Winery produces favorites like Evil Twin and The Bully shares the fruits of his many years of labor in a discussion with David. After another round of Sipping with Sara Schneider of Sunset Magazine, this time from boxed wines, we head to Walla Walla, Washington.

Port of Walla Walla Winery Incubators

Port of Walla Walla Winery Incubators

That’s where we learn about an innovative public-private winery incubator partnership operated by the local airport with manager Jennifer Skoglund. And, once known for its export of sweet onions, Duane Wollmuth of the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance sheds light on the incredible grown of wines from the area. Matt Dubow also checks in with more gadget chat from EpicStyle.com.

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