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Great Northwest Wine: Regional Winemakers Continue to Embrace Italian Red Varieties

Spokesman Review By Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue at Great Northwest Wine
November 26, 2019

Among the fascinating themes to emerge from this fall’s Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition was the delicious interest in red Italian varieties among some of our region’s top winemakers.

The recent string of warm vintages has proven advantageous to those with the passion to work with grapes native to Italy. Varieties such as barbera, montepulciano, sangiovese and zinfandel now are thriving in hot pockets of Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

Red Mountain, Horse Heaven Hills, the Wahluke Slope and the Snake River Valley don’t have the history or reputation of Piedmont, Abruzzo, Tuscany and Puglia, but talented growers and winemakers are achieving success and finding an audience for their work with these varieties. Read the entire article featuring Woodinville’s newest tasting room, Maryhill Winery on The Spokesman Review.

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