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What Makes a Great Vintage?

What Makes a Great Vintage?

Our estate 2016 harvest is in, and I do not hesitate in calling it a “Great Vintage”.  While we hear this often, (“the great 1962 Bordeaux vintage”, or the “greatest vintage of the century”), what do I mean and what do winemakers mean when they use this label? While I can’t really speak for others,

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Visiting Lopez Island Vineyards- Please see our Tasting page for information on visiting, tasting and events. RECENT WINE AWARDS SAVOR NORTHWEST WINE JUDGING–  Siegerrebe 2015 GOLD, Sangiovese 2014 GOLD, Madeleine Angevine 2015 SILVER CAPITAL FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL– Rose 2016 GOLD- BEST ROSE; Siegerrebe 2016 GOLD, Merlot 2013- SILVER GREAT NORTHWEST WINE REVIEWS–...

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Raspberry Wine is Back!

Raspberry Wine is Back!

We are pleased to announce that we have bottled our 2017 Raspberry Wine and it is now available! Tastes like a handful of fresh raspberries! Crafted for celebrations, this wine pairs beautifully with ANY chocolate dessert and of course a luscious slice of cheesecake. We use only Organically Grown Raspberries produced in the Puget Sound

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Savor LIV television spot

Savor LIV television spot

Seattle Refined television crew visit’s Lopez Island Vineyards as part of their reporting on the Savor the San Juans event every autumn.  This event highlights local agriculture in the islands, which LIV has been a part of for 30 years.  Read the story and view the video at Seattle Refined. “There’s no denying that the

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Wine Reviews from 2017

Wine Reviews from 2017

Lopez Island Vineyards 2015 Sangiovese, Rattlesnake Hills • $25 Outstanding!  -Wine Press NW, October 2017 Salish Sea winemaker Brent Charnley grows some of the most stunning white wines in the Northwest, but he relies on the Columbia Valley for his red program. In the case of Sangiovese, it’s acclaimed Elephant Mountain Vineyards in the upper

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