Wine investors help Canoe Ridge Vineyard return

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(Copyright – Andy Perdue and Eric Degerman. via Associated Press) Canoe Ridge Vineyard is back, thanks to a Seattle company that rescued the longtime Walla Walla winery. Back in the late 1980s, a group of Washington and California wine investors came together to form Canoe Ridge, led by Rick Small of Woodward Canyon Winery and …

Precept Helps Drive Northwest Wine Growth

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Thanks to a combination of acquisitions and organic growth, Northwest winemaker Precept Wine expects to pass the 1-million-case mark in 2013, co-founder and CEO Andrew Browne tells Shanken News Daily. “A rising tide lifts all boats, and in the Northwest wine industry—whether it’s Idaho, Oregon or Washington—we’ve got a rising tide,” Browne says. Seattle-based Precept’s …

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Precept Wine acquires Yamhela Vineyard in Yamhill, Ore.

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Underscoring its growth strategy and marking its 10-year anniversary, Precept Wine Chief Executive Officer Andrew Browne announced today the company’s purchase of Yamhela vineyard, located in the renowned Yamhill-Carlton American Viticultural Area in Yamhill, Ore., part of the overarching Willamette Valley AVA. Terms of the sale are undisclosed. “In pursuit of being the vineyard and …

Waterbrook annual fly-fishing fair May 18

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Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., friends of Waterbrook invite all to its fifth annual Fly Fishing Day, a casual, relaxed day on the Waterbrook pond where casters of all abilities will gather and explore this time-honored Northwest tradition. Festivities include fly-tying instruction, fly-casting classes, Dutch Oven campfire cooking by John Spain, and …

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Precept Wine announces executive promotions

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With a meteoric rise over its past 10 years and its most successful first quarter in company history, Andrew Browne, Precept Wine’s president and chief executive officer announced today three executive promotions, effective May 1: Kirk Brewer has been promoted to Chief Sales Officer spearheading sales, logistics and shipping. Reporting to Brewer are the national …