Bottling The Red Table Wine – Small House Winery

It’s time for a new video! We’re at the Small House Winery bottling the Red Table Wine today. Patrick Werry does the talking and Jon Harding does the work. (Patrick is the eye candy?) Kidding, of course. In this quick interview, we asked Patrick what’s in the red, how they went about making the blend, […]

Northwest Malbec: The Next Big Thing? Or Not?

Depending on who you believe, Malbec is either the next big thing in the Northwest or it’s … maybe it isn’t. Malbec is a red grape varietal originating in Bordeaux, France. Argentina, however, is the country that gave Malbec it’s own spotlight and brought her into the mainstream. Many wonderful wines come from the Mendoza region because […]

Northwest Rosé: Embrace the Pink

Until recently, Rosé has suffered from an image problem. It’s pink, and it gets a bad rap. But rosé isn’t just for the ladies of the 80s anymore. Rosé is often stereotyped as a white zinfandel but that’s just one varietal in the rosé genre. In reality, a rosé is made with any red wine grape – could […]

Vineyards vs. Wineries

It’s that time of year again. We’re making runs down south into Idaho and over to the Columbia Valley in Washington State to pick up grapes. Many of you have asked us how we can have a winery in Idaho – and how we grow the grapes. There’s a difference between a vineyard and a […]

Remembering The Day You Fell in Love With Wine

Last month, a few of us attended a wine dinner at Coldwater Creek hosted by Woodward Canyon. Winemaker RIck Small shared a story with us about the Meursault he tasted decades prior to founding Woodward Canyon. It proved to be an epiphany for him; it was the moment he fell in love, and knew he wanted […]

Aging the Wine and Designing the Label

Harvest was late this year due to a cooler summer that affected grape growth and had winemakers all over the country were wringing their hands worried about sugar levels. Harvest is the labor intensive time requiring many hours in the winery. Once that was done in late November, we were able to devote some energy […]

Our First Adventure: Picking Grapes For the Wine

This is typed and edited by Lisa Gerber, as told to her by Patrick over a glass of Mercer Cabernet Sauvignon.  Jon and I are often asked how we got into this whole winemaking thing. We thought we’d share our story here little by little. A lot of us dream of doing something “some day”… […]