Learn About Balcom & Moe
In 2001, Balcom & Moe Wines celebrate 30 years of wine grape growing in Washington State and 15 years of winemaking. Winemaker, Maury Balcom, is third generation operator of the family farming operation which consists of more than 150 acres of wine grapes and over 3000 acres of other crops. The winery produces Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sangiovese.
Learn About Columbia Valley
Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...
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Learn About Merlot
No second fiddle
Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...
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