Browne Family Vineyards Goes Big With Its Large-Format Bottle Program

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Just in time for the holidays, Browne Family Vineyards Founder Andrew Browne makes a BIG impact with 1.5L and 3L runs of his Cabernet Sauvignon from the Columbia Valley Walla Walla, Wash.,—Oct. 17, 2016—Browne Family Vineyards Founder Andrew Browne recently introduced a large format bottle program, aimed at consumers’ thirsts for holiday celebration and something …

Precept Wine acquires 62-acre parcel in Yakima Valley

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Continuing Precept Wine’s pursuit of excellent vineyard land in the Pacific Northwest, Chief Executive Officer Andrew Browne announced today the purchase of 62 acres of Yakima Valley ranch land bordering its existing Skyfall Vineyard, located just south of Red Mountain outside of Benton City, Washington. Terms of the private sale are undisclosed. “This Skyfall Vineyard …

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Waterbrook 2014 Merlot wins Washington State Wine Award for best $20-and-under Merlot

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Seattle magazine’s Washington State Wine Award winners for 2016 have been announced, and the Waterbrook 2014 Merlot is the winner in the Merlot $20 and under category for its 11th annual judging. In addition, the Waterbrook 2014 Chardonnay was a finalist in the Chardonnay $15 and under category. Along with Waterbrook’s winning Merlot appearing in its …

Maurine Johnson to depart Ste. Chapelle; Meredith Smith steps up as Ste. Chapelle and Sawtooth winemaker

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After 29 years of service to Ste. Chapelle Winery, legendary Idaho Winemaker Maurine Johnson is leaving to take a new position with Hogue Cellars in Washington State. Effective July 7, Sawtooth Estate Winery Winemaker Meredith Smith will be promoted to head winemaker of both estates for Precept Wine in Idaho. “Maurine is an institution in …