Oeno Files

Washington Wine’s Variety Show

A new crop of growers and makers have added sparkle, acidity, and even emerging tasting regions to the statewide mix. Meanwhile, the cabernet and syrah just ...

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan and Allecia Vermillion Illustrations by Traci Daberko Photography by Brooke Fitts and Kelly Turso

Wine Country Escape

Walla Walla: The Maiden Voyage

Make the most of your first time visiting Washington's main wine region.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

The Not-New Guard of Washington Wine

A burgeoning natural wine movement takes the state in a fresh new direction. And yet we’ve been here before.

09/14/2021 By Allecia Vermillion Illustrations by Traci Daberko

Vaunted Vintage

40 Years of Quilceda Creek

The winery Alex and Jeannette Golitzin founded in 1978 still makes some of the best cabernet sauvignon in Washington.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

Maltby’s Big Moment

Great wine in the Seattle area—JM Cellars, Gorman Winery, Laterus, and more—comes together here.

09/14/2021 Photography by Sean P. Sullivan

Wine Country Escape

Yakima Valley: Scenic and Sparkling

From bubbles to tamales, here's how to spend a day in the Yakima Valley AVA.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Wine Country Escape

Woodinville: Never the Same

How to explore the new wineries in western Washington's wine tasting epicenter.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Wine Country Escape

Lake Chelan: Vacation Plus

How to spend a day tasting wine in Lake Chelan (including a must-try Sunday brunch).

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

QR Code Terroir

Wine Tasting's New Normal

Reservations, wine flights, and zoom tastings are part of the new normal.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

3 New Wineries That Deserve a Do-Over

Devison Vintners, Virtue Cellars, and Quiddity deserve your attention.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

28 New Washington Wines to Buy Right Now

Build your cellar or bolster your dinner with some of the most intriguing local cabernet, syrah, and chardonnay released this year.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Wine Country Escape

Columbia Gorge: The Wild Frontier

A one-day itinerary—including where to stop and eat—in the Columbia Gorge AVA.

09/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Scenic & Sparkling

Where to Drink Wine in the Yakima Valley

Here are some of the best wineries in the region, from Yakima to Prosser to the Tri-Cities.

09/10/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Wine Worship

8 Seattle Wine Shops to Find the Perfect Bottle

Washington wines, natural wines, and other local and global gems fill the shelves at Esquin, Portalis, and other Seattle wine stores.

08/16/2021 By Jenni Moore

Tasting Notes

The Best Wineries to Visit in Walla Walla

From Sleight of Hand in the Southside District to tasting rooms downtown Walla Walla, here are our favorite places to experience Washington wine.

08/13/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Destination: Wine

The Best Wineries in Woodinville

The epicenter of Western Washington wine overflows with vintners. Here are the ones to try now.

07/02/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Tasting Notes

The Best Wineries in the Columbia Gorge and Southwest Washington

Along the Washington-Oregon border, a new guard redefines our local wine amid some spectacular scenery.

06/08/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Tasting Notes

A Guide to Seattle's Best Urban Wineries

From hidden-away talents to a SoDo complex full of heavy hitters.

05/14/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oneo Files

5 Cutting Edge Washington State Wines to Try This Month

From an orange gewürztraminer to clay-aged cab francs.

03/03/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan

Oeno Files

5 Wines from Exciting New Washington Vintners

From a longtime Spanish winery’s local chardonnay to a $25 Red Mountain cab.

02/03/2021 By Sean P. Sullivan