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Northwest Wine Industry | The Next Phase | The Visionaries

"How are you going to standout? You must have a distinctive terroir. That's the story, it's about the place. It's not the producer." Steve Robertson, SJR Vineyards
The Vision for the Future of Northwest Wines Last month I attended the 2018 Wine Bloggers Conference in Walla Walla, Washington. Wines were impressive as expected, and I was introduced to many talented winemakers. What I did not expect, was to have a new jolt of excitement for and about the future of Northwest wines. There are some cool things percolating inside of the Walla Walla Valley AVA.

Mentally, my thinking towards Washington wine is merging with thinking about Oregon wine. We share three AVA’s (Columbia Gorge, Columbia Valley and Walla Walla Valley), numerous vineyards, the Columbia River and many talented and passionate growers and makers. Last month, this view was re-enforced by Steve Robertson of SJR Vineyards and backed up by the team at Force Majeure Vineyards. They spoke of coming change…

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