June 7, 2024 | the wild wild (Pacific North)west

When it comes to wine, America’s Pacific Northwest
—defined as Oregon, Washington, Idaho (yeah, really!) and British Columbia, Canada—
is a wild, diverse and wonderful place. 

The country’s second-largest wine producing state, Washington boasts more than 60,000 acres of vines carved into 20 set American Viticultural Areas (AVAs), and is most known for dense cab sauvignons, plush merlots and sultry syrahs.

Oregon, meanwhile, is known to crank out knockout chardonnay and pinot noir, the latter often compared to those of Burgundy, and is gaining a reputation for its smaller boundary-pushing producers. 

Majestic British Columbia stretches from the Gulf Islands in the west, across lakes and valleys east of Vancouver, and to the heights of the Canadian Rockies, and has the fifth-highest concentration of wineries in North America.

& the tiny but mighty wine industry of Idaho has, surprisingly, been active since 1864, and the state's Snake River Valley AVA is considered a new frontier for American wine.

Today (Friday, 6.7!), we'll just be scratching the surface of what the region has to offer with a sample pack of pours from Washington and Oregon. 

The new vintage of a favorite quirky and refreshing white blend, a standout pinot gris from a benchmark producer and a tried and true cab will all be open.


Click through the links below to learn more about what we're sampling, then come over  from 4-7 to get a taste!


Ovum Wines 'Big Salt' White Oregon 2023
The Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Gris Dundee Hills 2021
The Huntsman Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2022

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