Local Producers

May 23, 2012 9:51 PM
Washington’s wine industry is maturing into adolescence—a far cry from its infancy in the early ’70s. Back then, there were only about a...
May 23, 2012 2:09 AM
One mild day in spring, on the roof of Ballard’s Bastille Restaurant, a sweet, summery smell pulsed through the air. Was it emanating from...
May 23, 2012 12:55 AM
Second-generation farmer Steve Schuh, along with his wife, Susan, has been selling U-pick strawberries for more than 30 years. Now, the...
May 9, 2012 10:45 PM
Lucky Lake Union neighbors, you have scored quite a spring treat! The Farmboat Floating Market is happening! Every Thursday, starting this...
April 24, 2012 7:13 PM
You could say that Washington Governor Chris Gregoire has started a war of wine words.On Monday, while announcing funding for a new $5...
April 20, 2012 12:45 AM
Wilridge Winery and Vineyard’s 80-acre estate on Naches Heights near Yakima is most likely the only vineyard site in the state—maybe even...
April 20, 2012 12:01 AM
If invention is born the minute an idea pops into an unsuspecting brain, Mike Fitzgerald’s Halfpops snack was born when an idea popped,...
April 19, 2012 6:17 PM
In the April issue of Seattle magazine, I shake up five new (to me) local spirits. But they aren’t the only new local liquors or liqueurs...
April 8, 2012 6:38 PM
Reynvaan Family Vineyards 2009 Unnamed SyrahWalla Walla Valley, $55This Walla Walla winery has enjoyed a lot of buzz about its first two...
April 8, 2012 6:38 PM
The local trend toward Belgian-style beers shows no sign of slowing; however, local beer drinkers are not willing to entirely abandon their...
April 8, 2012 6:37 PM
Washington state’s spirited landscape is changing rapidly, as both new and well-established distilleries introduce a wide array of...
April 5, 2012 11:02 PM
I pity the poor souls who’ve never tasted one of Autumn Martin’s decadent molten chocolate cakes-in-a-jar, baked to an oozy middle and...
April 5, 2012 10:37 PM
Although Art Stone launched his new company, Honest Biscuits, last October, he traces its roots to his boyhood in North Carolina, where he...
February 18, 2012 1:06 AM
Hestia, the Greek goddess of hearth and home, is a fitting symbol for Hestia Cellars. Winemaker and owner Shannon Jones came up with the...
February 17, 2012 11:52 PM
With backgrounds in marketing and sales, Mhairi Voelsgen and Erin Brophy may not be your typical team of craft distillers, but then, their...