Walla Walla

Northwest Wine
8:25 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Northwest Wine Industry Hits Milestone As Wine Grape-Growing Regions Turn 30

This August 2012 photo shows vines spilling down toward the Willamette Valley at Amity Vineyards in Amity, Ore.
Joseph B. Frazier AP Photo

The Northwest wine industry and the region’s grapevines are both getting older.

Many of the distinct wine grape-growing regions are now celebrating 30 years since the federal government recognized them as distinct growing areas also known as “appellations.” And Walla Walla will be the next to celebrate the milestone birthday.

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Northwest Wines
5:01 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Walla Walla Winemakers Go On Tour To Woo Urban Drinkers

FILE - In this photo taken Monday, April 27, 2009, assistant wine maker Bill Mansker adjust a barrel of a white blend wine at the L'Ecole No. 41 winery in Lowden, Wash., near Walla Walla, Wash.
Elaine Thompson AP Photo

Washington winemakers are hitting the road in an effort to court upwardly mobile city dwellers while they’re still developing their taste for wine. And they’re taking their show on the road in increasingly flashy style.

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1:24 pm
Wed March 23, 2011

Walla Walla's L'Ecole Winery grows up with a new label

L’Ecole winery is debuting its new lables. They’re a bit sleeker and more gown up than the popular child’s painting of the school house used for more than 20 years.

One of Washington's oldest and most recognizable wine brands, L’Ecole, is growing up a bit with a new, sleeker label.

L'Ecole is French for "the school" and that's because the winery operates out of a nearly 100-year-old school house. The old label was a child's colorful drawing of the facility. The new label sports a sepia-toned oil painting of the historical school house soon after it was constructed in 1912.

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