Naches Heights All Organic AVA

12/14/12 UPDATE: NACHES HEIGHTS OFFICIALLY APPROVED AS WASHINGTON’S 12TH VITICULTURE AREA While looking at a map of Washington State’s American Viticultural Areas with a couple of customers at Nectar Tasting Room the other night, I came across a soon-to-be AVA just northwest of the city of Yakima called Naches Heights. Due to Washington’s abundance of distinctive microclimates, landscapes and soils, eleven official AVAs have been added to the state’s map since 1983. One thing intrigued me about Naches Heights: it will be the first 100% organic AVA in the entire United States. Being the secret Hippie that I am (I buy organic […]

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Nectar Spokane Wine Events August

The patio is open, the patio is open! After about 6 weeks of delays (mostly due to waiting for the fence), we’re finally excited to celebrate on the patio. With temperatures soaring close to 90 degrees, grab a bottle or two of Rose, bubbly, or Sauvignon Blanc and head out with friends to enjoy the weather and the wine. As the hot summer nights continue, don’t miss out on a single sip at Nectar Tasting Room. Two Important Announcements: Do you own a home based business (jewelry, candles, cosmetics, etc)? We have a deal for you. Contact us for an […]

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Nectar Quarterly Cheers for Charity

“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more” ~ Tony Robbins Nectar Tasting Room is pleased to announce a quarterly non-profit sponsorship, Cheers for Charity, to assist select charities in their fundraising efforts. “We’re happy to donate our space and our staffing costs,” says owner Josh Wade. “This allows the various causes to maximize their fundraising potential.” In addition to donating the space and staffing costs, Nectar will donate 10% of the total receipts for the evening. Nectar Tasting Room has space to accommodate 30-99 people in various […]

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Virginia’s Breaux Vineyards Beauty Meets Quality

About an hour outside of Washington DC sits an amazing wine destination to rival those of Sonoma, Napa, Walla Walla and even France. Breaux Vineyards is on 404 acres among the beautiful backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Producing 18 grape varieties and over 10,000 cases of wine, husband wife team, Christopher and Jennifer Blosser (owner’s daughter) oversee the operations of this beautiful facility. Paul Breaux, a local real estate broker, found himself captivated with the 404 acres of property and in 1994 purchased the land (which included 3 acres of planted grapes) to fulfill the vision of Breaux Vineyards. […]

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Virginia Here I Come For WBC11

I bet I taste over 100 wines this weekend! What will you be doing? This coming weekend I will be attending the 2011 Wine Bloggers Conference in Charlottesville, VA. Having been born in Roanoke, I’m excited to get back to my roots and sample the grapes grown in the one of the oldest planting regions in the country. Thomas Jefferson tried for years to establish Virginia as a wine growing region and with several failed attempts, Virginia is now the 7th largest wine producing region in the country. After last year’s wine bloggers’ conference, I made note of five things […]

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