Art, Wine, & Heart Disease

21 Feb
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Lots of women have grand visions to be the best professional, boss, friend, mom (fill in the blank) they could possibly be. Too soon, these ambitious, beautiful women are taken away from the world by a silent, deadly disease. This disease creeps in like a magician’s trick leaving loved ones in awe. In some cases, […]

Art Uncorked! Brings Cork Artist To Tri-Cities

28 Sep
Scott Gundersen at Hedges Family Estate

We needed 10,000 corks to create a mural of a Washington Wine Legend. That’s a lot of wine! What Is “Art Uncorked!” Art Uncorked! is a two day event when an international renowned cork artist, Scott Gundersen used 10,000 corks from Tri-Cities wineries to create a mural of Chas Nagel, a Washington Wine Legend. Chas […]

Benton City Wineries Growing More than Wine Grapes

20 Sep
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I grew up in rural South Carolina running bare foot and playing outside for most of the summer. One of my favorite summers was when my family planted our first large garden. We grew cantaloupe, watermelon, okra, collards, tomatoes, potatoes, and more. My siblings and I helped to plant and harvest food. One year, our family […]

A guide to enjoying Rosé

26 Aug
2015 Red Mountain Rose

Enjoy it at a bar, in a glass or a jar Drink it at your home, near or far Birthday, anniversary, soirée, or ball Summer, winter, spring or fall Pair it with food, your boss, your kin Pair it with a coworker, a stranger or friend Drink rosé, enjoy away Drink rosé, it’s here to […]

3rd Annual Farm to Table Event

20 Aug
Farm to Table on Red Mountain

Getting lost in an amber field of wheat might seem like something from a movie, but that was a frequent activity for Greg Frichette. Riding on the combine to harvest the years bounty was one of the most exciting activities for him. His family farms wheat, garbanzo beans, lentils and peas plus raise a few […]

How Pruning Makes Great Wine on Red Mountain

13 Mar
How pruning makes great wine.

One the most important activities occurring in the Red Mountain AVA is pruning. Some might wonder what is pruning and why is it so relevant? To find out the answer, we tracked down Vineyard Manager and Vine Whisperer, Damon LaLonde. Damon oversees Scooteney Flats Vineyard, Red Heaven, Red Path Vineyard and French Creek Vineyards. Here’s […]

Red Wine & Chocolate On Red Mountain

09 Feb
Red Wine and Chocolate

Country Mercantile’s chocolate experts will be preparing wine inspired chocolates and sampling them with our wines for Red Wine & Chocolate. Enjoy newly released wines during this event at our tasting room on Red Mountain. Hours are Noon to 5pm. $10 tasting experience. Complimentary to Premier Pass holders and Frichette Cru Wine Club Members. (more…)