New Washington Wine Region – Ancient Lakes

Washington's Ancient Lakes AVAA new wine grape growers appellation was just approved in Washington State: “Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley.”

Unusually, the area grows almost exclusively white wine grapes, specifically Riesling. Of the 1500 acres of vineyard in the appellation, over 1000 are in the Evergreen Vineyard, owned by Butch and Jerry Milbrandt of the Wahluke Wine Company. Most of the grapes are sold to Chateau Ste Michelle for their white wines.

There’s an excellent article in by Andy Perdue in today’s paper.

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