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Northwest Wine Radio is a weekly, hour-long show featuring interviews with those part of the local wine industry. Winemakers, industry reps, chefs with great food pairings and recipe ideas — all these people telling the stories behind the bottle. We’ll also introduce you to the brewers, distillers, and cider makers of the region in this light-hearted show that makes wine and other craft beverages more approachable and fun!
 
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[2022 - Season 9 Episode 357] For the third time this season, we share the stories of a couple of female winemakers. And their unique perspectives on wine, the industry, and supporting each other are definitely worth raising a glass over! This week's guests share the stories of Ita Wines of Walla Walla, and Chehalem Winery of Newberg. Join host Bri…
 
[2022 - Season 9 Episode 356] Man, talk about a history lesson! One of our stories this week dates back to the time when Lewis and Clark made that big trek out west! This week's guests share the stories of Colter's Creek Winery of Lewiston, and Wenatchee Valley Brewing of Wenatchee. Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our "Wine and Booze in …
 
[2022 - Season 9 Episode 355] We take you on a journey this week, visiting two extreme corners of the Northwest, and discovering that even the same types of wines can pack a completely different punch. This week's guests share the stories of Five Star Cellars of Walla Walla, and Brooks Wine of Amity. Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our "…
 
[2021 - Season 9 Episode 354] You've likely heard of a cocktail "on the rocks," but it doesn't sound like a great idea with wine. Unless you're growing it among the rocks, and it has some of the most unique flavors in the world! This week's guests share the stories of Ducleaux Cellars of Milton Freewater, and Vin du Lac Winery of Chelan. Join host …
 
[2021 - Season 9 Episode 353] It's time to brush-up on some really interesting wine terms like "Native Fermentation," and "Extended Maceration." And the winemaker helping us out allows us to drink wine in class! This week's guests share the stories of Eternal Wines of Walla Walla, and Boedecker Cellars of Portland. Join host Brian Calvert for all t…
 
[2021 - Season 9 Episode 352] On this show, we take you to a place that's part desert and part oasis, and it produces some of the tastiest wines in the Northwest. This week's guests share the stories of Paradisos del Sol of Zillah, and Wooden Shoe Vineyards of Woodburn. Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our "Wine and Booze in the News" fea…
 
[2021 - Season 9 Episode 351] What a wine destination. This place has everything...views, good wine, dogs, and even an AirBnb on the property. Now you can sit, stay, and drink! This week's guests share the stories of Los Rocosos Vineyard of Milton Freewater, and DAMA Wines of Walla Walla. Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our "Wine and Boo…
 
[2021 - Season 9 Episode 350] We celebrate our 350th episode by sharing a wine story with origins in France. This story involved a chicken farm, and a hillside so full of pea vine, its a miracle anything would grow. This week's guests share the stories of Lenne Estate Winery of Yamhill, and Yakima Valley Vintners of Yakima. Join host Brian Calvert …
 
[2021 - Season 9 Episode 349] A fourth generation of grain farmers take what they know about the land and the weather, and plant an orchard that's now thriving in one of the Northwest's youngest wine-making regions. This week's guests share the stories of Lindsay Creek Vineyards of Lewiston, and Cairdeas Winery of Manson. Join host Brian Calvert fo…
 
[2021 - Season 9 Episode 348] It's fun to present another story of a farming family that decided one day to add some vines. Two brothers roll the dice, and end up with a great operation with majestic views of Mount Rainier and Mount Adams. This week's guests share the stories of Two Mountain Winery of Zillah, and Great Notion Brewing of Seattle and…
 
[2021 - Season 9 Episode 347] An engineer and an attorney walk into a bar together, and take home the prize for some really magnificent Bordeaux-inspired wine! As you can tell, this is certainly no joke. This week's guests share the stories of Cadence Winery of Seattle, and Fujishin Cellars of Caldwell. Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus ou…
 
[2021 - Season 9 Episode 346] The stories behind the bottle are SO interesting...like one of our guests this week. We learn more about a winery's founder that dates back to World War Two, and his love of wine that was sparked by his year of studies in Bordeaux, France. This week's guests share the stories of Browne Family Vineyards of Walla Walla, …
 
[2021 - Season 9 Episode 345] Not only are we going to introduce you to a winery producing some spectacular wine, but they've also become very well known for the art you can appreciate while tasting. Then we take you to the Willamette Valley to meet some winemakers adding a foreign flair to their bottles. This week's guests share the stories of Fou…
 
[2021 - Season 9 Episode 344] Ever visited a wine "utopia?" You will on this week's show, plus we visit a distillery where they specialize in just one product...and are finding huge success doing things this way! This week's guests share the stories of Utopia Vineyards of Newberg, Four Lakes Winery of Manson, and Aria Dry Gin of Portland. Join host…
 
[2021 - Season 9 Episode 343] On this week's show, we're taking you to TWO different beautiful wine valleys here in the Pacific Northwest. The stories of both operations vary, and each produces some very unique tastes! This week's guests share the stories of Pepper Bridge Winery of Walla Walla, and Hat Ranch Winery of Caldwell. Join host Brian Calv…
 
[2021 - Season 9 Episode 342] You're about to meet a couple who has quite the love story that began in college, and ended-up in the vines! And, lets get the table ready because we're going to sit down with a winemaker who really takes food-pairing seriously. This week's guests share the stories of Bonair Winery of Zillah, and Parejas Cellars of Cla…
 
[2021 - Season 9 Episode 341] You're about to meet a producer who says making wine is just as much fun as drinking it, and a brewer who started out experimenting, and ended-up building quite the operation. This week's guests share the stories of Barnello Winery of Tualatin, and Varietal Beer Co. of Sunnyside. Join host Brian Calvert for all this, p…
 
[2021 - Season 9 Episode 340] They have traveled around the world, tasting and making wine, and it's all brought them to the Willamette Valley and a "project" that is simple their latest incarnation. This week's guests share the stories of Project M Wines of McMinnville, and Canvasback Wine of Walla Walla. Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus…
 
[2021 - Season 9 Episode 339] This week, we share the story of a grape grower and a winemaker teaming up for some unique boutique wine, as well as the tale of this year's "Idaho Winery of the Year." This week's guests share the stories of Wautoma Springs Winery of Prosser, and Vine 46 Wines of Lewiston. Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus ou…
 
[2021 - Season 9 Episode 338] We get a little rustic on this episode, first with a trip out west to a beautiful, wine producing canyon. Then we head out to the barn for some beer (well, at least we open the barn door for these delicious suds). This week's guests share the stories of Wawawai Canyon Winery of Uniontown, and Barn Door Brewing of Dunde…
 
[2021 - Season 9 Episode 337] We have some really fun stories to tell this week, including the story of a woman from England who found herself starting over...in wine and in life. Her story will both inspire, and make you laugh at loud a time or two! And we'll share the story of a longtime winery being hnded over to the "kids." This week's guests s…
 
[2021 - Season 9 Episode 336] A historic air field is the setting for delicious wine these days. We visit this unique spot in central Washington this week, plus we share the story of one of Seattle's first urban distilleries. This week's guests share the stories of Airfield Estate Winery of Sunnyside, and 2Bar Spirits of Seattle. Join host Brian Ca…
 
[2021 - Season 9 Episode 335] On this week's show, we go on another fun wine tour here in the Northwest. Our first stop lands us a top a beautiful ridge, and our second story takes place where you get a new take on some French and Italian varieties. This week's guests share the stories of Raptor Ridge Winery of Newberg, and Jovenea Cellars of Lewis…
 
[2021 - Season 9 Episode 334] A Viking and Voldemort (from Harry Potter) walk into a bar. And the beverages they order are so unique, we'll spend this episode telling you about them. r promise, the jokes get better in the actual show! This week's guests share the stories of Valdamar Estate Wine of Walla Walla, and Oppegaard Meadery of Tukwila. Join…
 
[2021 - Season 9 Episode 333] How about a front row seat to a distilling operation run by women how not only know how to have fun, but make a delicious product? Then we'll meet the winemaker who strives for a "classically styled" wine while being real and down to Earth. This week's guests share the stories of Freeland Spirits of Portland, and Co Di…
 
[2021 - Season 9 Episode 332] We meet some new friends in one of the younger wine regions of the Northwest this week for a wine story that takes place in a canyon. And we enjoy some wine "island style" in a place you'll want to visit soon. This week's guests share the stories of Clearwater Canyon Cellars of Lewiston, and Eagle Harbor Wine Company o…
 
[2021 - Season 9 Episode 331] You would normally associate this place with lots of color besides purple! You'll enjoy the flower farm that's also a full service winery, and meet a group of spirit producers that claim to put the "power of the sun in every bottle." This week's guests share the stories of Wooden Shoe Vineyards of Woodburn, and Solar S…
 
[2021 - Season 9 Episode 330] We make a return visit to one of the best known wine schools in the state, where students are learning every aspect of wine production...from stem to bottle and beyond. And then we're off to learn what an all-female production team is putting in their bottles. This week's guests share the stories of Yakima Valley Vintn…
 
[2021 - Season 9 Episode 329] You'll sit, stay, and even bark after hearing the story of how some lovable labs became the inspiration for a wine operation. And well take you to a beautiful estate winery in central Washington to share its unique story. This week's guests share the stories of Two Bad Labs Vineyards of Lewiston, and Whitman Hill Winer…
 
[2021 - Season 9 Episode 328] On this episode of the show, we're going to take you to one of the busiest urban winery centers on the west coast, where we meet some really "hip" chicks. We also explore the world of hard seltzer for the first time in show history! This week's guests share the stories of Hip Chicks Do Wine of Portland and San Juan Sel…
 
[2021 - Season 9 Episode 327] It may seem like the desert, but this place is more of like an oasis! One this episode, take a tour of a wine country destination! Also, we take you to one of Oregon's most beautiful vineyards, where we hear about the opportunity to become an owner. This week's guests share the stories of Desert Wind Winery of Prosser,…
 
[2021 - Season 9 Episode 326] Are you ready for some football? We kick off the 9th Season of Northwest Wine Radio with a very familiar face to the game...and the grapes. This week's guests share the stories of Bledsoe Family Winery of Walla Walla, and Great Notion Brewing of Portland. Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our "Wine and Booze i…
 
[2021 - Season 8 Episode 324] History, heritage, and a lot of ladies await you when you visit a unique wine operation that's been around in some form or another since the 1850s. This week's guests share the stories of Lady Hill Winery of St. Paul, Baer Winery of Woodinville, and Terramarr Brewstillery in Edison. Join host Brian Calvert for all this…
 
[2021 - Season 8 Episode 323] Our first guest on today's show tells the story of a family who moved from Tennessee to the Wenatchee Valley over 100 years ago, with the idea of growing fruit. Fortunately for all of us, that fruit eventually included grapes! This week's guests share the stories of Fielding Hills Winery of East Wenatchee, Kerry Hill W…
 
[2021 - Season 8 Episode 322] Whether you like 'em medium or full bodied, there's a red for you waiting in a unique, central Washington orchard. This week's guests share the stories of Stemilt Creek Winery of Wenatchee and Williamson Vineyards of Caldwell. Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our "Wine and Booze in the News" feature. Master o…
 
[2021 - Season 8 Episode 321] Let's head to the farm to meet a trio of favorites: Noir, Blanc, and Gris. And watch out for that winemaker who's crazy like a fox! This week's guests share the stories of Fox Farm Vineyards of Dundee, Tertulia Cellars of Walla Walla and Abbalone Vineyard of Eugene. Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our "Wine …
 
[2021 - Season 8 Episode 320] When you head to Washington's Lake Chelan for wine tasting, keep in mind there are many different wine towns around the perimeter of the lake. One of those fun places to visit is Manson! This week's guests share the stories of Tipsy Canyon Winery of Manson, Brian Carter Cellars of Woodinville, and members of the Cascad…
 
[2021 - Season 8 Episode 319] This week on the show, we explore some of the first vines to produce wine here in the Northwest, and get a fun history lesson in the process! This week's guests share the stories of Sagemoor Vineyards of Pasco, HV Cellars of Winston, and Goose Ridge Vineyards in the Columbia Valley. Join host Brian Calvert for all this…
 
[2021 - Season 8 Episode 318] Our first guest used his vacation time early-on for internships in California, before building his own wine homestead here in the Northwest. This week's guests share the stories of Hat Ranch Winery of Caldwell, Baer Winery of Woodinville, and Dion Vineyard of Cornelius. Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our "W…
 
[2021 - Season 8 Episode 317] Ready to get away? Actually, many of us are feeling safe getting outside and sipping wine, and have we found a few perfect places to do just that! This week's guests share the stories of Brigadoon Vineyards of Junction City, JB Neufeld Wine of Yakima, and Flying Bike Coop Brewing of Seattle. Join host Brian Calvert for…
 
[2021 - Season 8 Episode 316] Our first stop on today's show is a vineyard with quite a history. When the first plantings were put in the ground, no one knew what might actually grow, so they planted a little of just about everything! This week's guests share the stories of Sagemoor Vineyards of Pasco, Hightower Cellars of Benton City, and Rivers E…
 
[2021 - Season 8 Episode 315] One of our guests on this week's show is doing her best to simply offer the best wine she makes. It's because she only makes one red, and one white wine! This week's guests share the stories of One Wines of Chelan, Mount Si Winery of Snoqualmie, and Skagit River Brewing of Mount Vernon. Join host Brian Calvert for all …
 
[2021 - Season 8 Episode 314] For this week's show, we take you to downtown Portland, Oregon. That's where we find a fairly new winery operation. Where do they grow grapes in the Rose City? You'll have to listen for the official explanation! This week's guests share the stories of Battle Creek Cellars of Portland, and Fremont Mischief of Seattle. J…
 
[2021 - Season 8 Episode 313] It's "Taste Washington Wine Month" and this week we discuss how the signature wine event of Washington will have a new feel during this pandemic year, and how you can still participate! This week's guests share the stories of Holeinsky Winery of Buell, and Watt's Brewing of Bothell. Join host Brian Calvert for all this…
 
[2021 - Season 8 Episode 312] It's a "Wine Extravaganza" this week on the show as we take you to TWO different wine regions in the Northwest growing by leaps and bounds...or by vines and barrels! This week's guests share the stories of Nefarious Cellars of Chelan, and Hells Canyon Winery of Caldwell. Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our "…
 
[2021 - Season 8 Episode 311] What happens with a Northwest producer dabbles a little in two different worlds? They come up with one of the most unique malt brews you're going to taste! This week's guests share the stories of Walnut Ridge Winery of Junction City, Wolf Spirit Distillery of Eugene, and Tin Dog Brewing of Seattle. Join host Brian Calv…
 
[2021 - Season 8 Episode 310] It's fun to share the story of how a family is passed down some land from generation to generation, and how the newest generation is taking over and shaping the future for a heritage label. This week's guests share the stories of J Bookwalter Winery of Richland, Utopia Vineyards of Newberg, and Triple Oak Vineyard of O…
 
[2021 - Season 8 Episode 309] This week's show is quite the road trip...from the desert of eastern Washington, to downtown Seattle, and then north to Vancouver! This week's guests share the stories of Cadaretta Winery of Walla Walla, 9 Hats Wines of Seattle, and The Liberty Distillery of Vancouver. Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our fea…
 
[2021 - Season 8 Episode 308] For the first time ever, we sit down with a "matchmaker" of sorts, and learn more about the concept of matching certain vineyards and grapes with certain Northwest labels. This week's guests share the stories of Kendell Farms Grape Growers of Sunnyside, William Rose Wines of Eugene, and Freed Estate of Winston. Join ho…
 
[2021 - Season 8 Episode 307] If you haven't had a chance to experience it yet, there are some great things being brewed and distilled in central Oregon. This week's guests share the stories of Oregon Spirit Distillers of Bend, and Rivers Edge Winery of Elkton. Join host Brian Calvert for all this, plus our features "Wine and Booze in the News" and…
 
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