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Brandon St-Martin
February 1, 2017 | Brandon St-Martin

2013 Vintage Report: Washington And Oregon In Review

Harvest. For winemakers, no other word is loaded with so much potential and anticipation. After a long growing season of endless work in the vineyards, it's time to see what nature delivered. On the West Coast in 2013, most vintners are reporting a great year, a twin to the promising 2012...American winegrowers in the Pacific Northwest are reporting a long, pleasant growing season. The only dim spot was Oregon’s Willamette Valley, where late rains threatened the Pinot Noir. As for final quality in the bottle, it's too early to know, but here's a sneak peek...  Continue »

Time Posted: Feb 1, 2017 at 10:32 AM
Brandon St-Martin
February 1, 2017 | Brandon St-Martin

2014 Vintage Report: Washington and Oregon in Review

In the second of five 2014 vintage reports, American vintners report good harvests on both the East Coast and the Pacific Northwest. In Washington and Oregon, sunshine was abundant and harvest came early. In Virginia and New York state, winter was brutal, but most vines survived and produced good fruit.  Continue »

Time Posted: Feb 1, 2017 at 6:54 AM
Brandon St-Martin
January 30, 2017 | Brandon St-Martin

Greg Koenig: The Wine Wizard of Sunnyslope

Greg Koenig has been one of the the most steady and innovative vintners in the region. If you’re drinking Idaho wine from the area, there’s a pretty good chance it was made by Koenig. He handles winemaking for Koenig Vineyards, plus Williamson Vineyards, Bitner Vineyards and 3 Horse Ranch up in Eagle. Including his 4,500 cases, he’s responsible for making about 60 different wines that add up to around 20,000 cases.  Continue »

Time Posted: Jan 30, 2017 at 8:59 PM
Brandon St-Martin
January 30, 2017 | Brandon St-Martin

Viticultural Area To Boost Eagle Vineyards

Hiding behind the foothills north of Eagle is an area filled with poor soil, sandy loam, and few marks of a prime agricultural area. Despite an environment that would be hostile to many varieties of agriculture, it’s just what many varieties of popular wine grapes love, and they’re thriving at 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards. The resulting wines have been stellar, with the winery capturing about a dozen awards for the different varieties made from the grapes growing on this unlikely fertile plain. But the secret of this hidden gem — and about a dozen other vineyards in the region — is about to be revealed...  Continue »

Time Posted: Jan 30, 2017 at 7:31 AM
Brandon St-Martin
January 25, 2017 | Brandon St-Martin

Idaho Wine Couple Puts Eagle On The National Wine Map

Martha & Gary Cunningham of Eagle Idaho have successfully petitioned for the creation of America's newest winegrowing AVA, Eagle Foothills...  Continue »

Time Posted: Jan 25, 2017 at 11:42 PM
Brandon St-Martin
January 25, 2017 | Brandon St-Martin

Winemaker Greg Koenig And 3 Horse Ranch Wines

Greg Koenig, who owns and operates Koenig Vineyards in Idaho’s Sunnyslope Wine District, also heads up the winemaking program for 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards...  Continue »

Time Posted: Jan 25, 2017 at 10:21 PM
Martha Cunningham
January 24, 2017 | Martha Cunningham

Establishment Of The Eagle Foothills AVA

Establishment and Announcement of The Eagle Foothills AVA (American Viticultural Area) winegrowing district within the Snake River Valley AVA Appellation of Eagle Idaho...  Continue »

Time Posted: Jan 24, 2017 at 8:13 PM
Martha Cunningham
August 6, 2016 | Martha Cunningham

New Wines At 3 Horse Ranch

Announcement of the Vivacious 2014, the Syrah Eagle Foothills 2014, and the Sangiovese Eagle Foothills 2014!...  Continue »

Time Posted: Aug 6, 2016 at 3:18 PM
Taylor Cunningham
May 3, 2016 | Taylor Cunningham

Vines : Wine Culture Spreading to Eagle

If you missed it, here's your chance to review an article I wrote for Eagle Magazine back in the Spring of 2016! Cin Cin!...  Continue »

Time Posted: May 3, 2016 at 6:39 PM