Washington State Magazine

Winter 2005


Winter 2005

Wine, Art, Chocolate

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In This Issue...

Features

Washington's Wine Crush :: From Whidbey Island to Woodinville to Walla Walla, Washington's wine industry is coming of age.

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE—Story: Grape expectations: A look at Washington's wine }

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE—Gallery: Washington's wine crush :: Photographs by Chris Anderson. }

Living with Art :: What happens when enjoyment becomes passion.

Not Your Normal Truffle :: Head Cowgirl Marilyn Lysohir followed her muse West in search of Art and Chocolate.

It's Only a Model :: Modelers don't always expect their models to be "right." But they do expect them to help explain our world.

Panoramas

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE—Gallery: Magpie Forest :: Photographs by George Bedirian. }

Departments

:: FOOD AND FORAGE: A Sweet Buzz: Honey

:: SEASONS/SPORTS: Going with the Floe

Tracking

Cover: Illustration by Peter Siu.

Winter 2005
Web Exclusives

Grape expectations: A look at Washington's wine

by Hannelore Sudermann | © Washington State University

From the biggest winery in the state to the smallest boutique producer, Washington State University alumni are making wine and growing grapes in every one of Washington's appellations. Here's the list of the wineries with WSU connections that we've been able to find, but we're sure there are more out there.

Alexandria Nicole Cellars (Rob Mercier '91, partner; Robert O. Smasne '99, winemaker)
www.alexandrianicolecellars.com

Arbor Crest Cellars (Harold Mielke '58, founder/owner; David Mielke '62, co-founder/former owner)
www.arborcrest.com

Bonair Winery (Gail '68 and Shirley Puryear '68, owners)
www.bonairwine.com

Bergevin Lane Vineyards (Annette Bergevin '86, owner)
www.bergevinlane.com

Bunchgrass Winery (Roger Cockerline '66, and Cheryl Cockerline '68)
www.bunchgrasswinery.com

C.R. Sandidge Wines (Ray Sandidge '77, winemaker)
www.crsandidgewines.com

Chateau Ste. Michelle (Stimson Lane) (Ted Baseler '76, CEO; Gordon Hill '80, winemaker, Kevin Corliss '86, Russell Smithyman '99)
www.ste-michelle.com

Claar Cellars (Crista Claar Whitelatch '72 and Bob Whitelatch, owners)
www.claarcellars.com

Columbia Crest Winery (See Ste. Michelle, of the Stimson Lane group)
www.columbia-crest.com

Cougar Crest (Deborah Hansen '79, owner/winemaker, Dave Hansen '77, owner/grape grower)
www.cougarcrestwinery.com

DiStefano Winery (Cheryl Barber-Jones '76, winemaker)
www.distefanowinery.com

Gordon Brothers Cellars (Jeff Gordon '71, owner)
www.gordonwines.com

Hoodsport Winery (Dick Patterson '64 owner)
www.hoodsport.com

Kestrel Vintners (Flint Nelson '91, winemaker)
www.kestrelwines.com

Kiona Vineyards (Scott Williams '80, winemaker, John and Ann Williams, owners)
www.kionawine.com

L'Ecole No. 41 (Jean Ferguson '46, founder, passed away in 1998. Now her daughter and son-in-law run the winery.)
www.lecole.com

Leonetti Cellar (Chris Figgins '96, viticulturalist)
www.leonetticellar.com

Maryhill Winery (Craig Leuthold '82, owner)
www.maryhillwinery.com 

Northstar Winery (Gordon Hill '80, winemaker)
www.northstarmerlot.com
Preston Premium Wines (Cathy Preston-Mouncer '82, director of PR)
www.prestonwines.com

Sagelands Vineyard (Colin Morell '85, grower)
www.sagelandsvineyard.com

Saint Laurent Winery (Laura Laurent-Mrachek '77, Michael Mrachek '74, owners)
www.saintlaurent.net

Samson Estates Winery (Rob Dhaliwal '99, winemaker/partner)
www.samsonestates.com

Silver Lake Winery (Cheryl Barber-Jones '76, winemaker)
www.silverlakewinery.com

Wedge Mountain Winery and Vineyard (Mary Ann Gates McKee '71, owner)
www.wedgemountainwinery.com

Woodward Canyon Winery (Rick Small '69, winemaker/owner)
www.woodwardcanyon.com

Categories: Agriculture, Alumni | Tags: Wine