At more than 50,000 tons harvested annually in Oregon, Pinot Noir is one of the dominant red grape varieties in the Pacific Northwest, trailing only Washington Cabernet Sauvignon, which weighed in the past two vintages fall at more than 60,000 tons.
Hagen Kruger and Wild Goose Vineyards in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley are doing their best to make sure Pinot Gris does not get overlooked in the Pacific Northwest or at the Cascadia Wine Competition.
With nearly 33,000 tons harvested in Washington last fall, Merlot, one of the noble red grapes of France’s Bordeaux region, particularly on the right bank of the Gironde River, where it is most prevalent, remains popular in Washington wine country.
Dagupan Grill, the first Filipino restaurant in the Tri-Cities and possibly Eastern Washington, debuts on Valentine’s Day. It reflects owners Theresa and Jubert Javonillo’s passion for Filipino food and culminates a love story that began in the Philippines 20 years ago.