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Covey Run

Gallo: Buys Columbia Winery & Covey Run

by Shona Milne on June 4, 2012

Here is the official statement about Gallo buying Columbia Winery and Covey Run: MODESTO, Calif., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo) announced today the purchase of Washington’s Columbia Winery and Covey Run Wine brands from Ascentia Wine Estates.  Gallo has purchased the two wine brands and taken over the operation of […]


Columbia Winery: Sold to Gallo

by Shona Milne on June 2, 2012

After weeks of speculation and rumor, as of Friday afternoon, Columbia Winery and Covey Run have been sold to Gallo. Many of the employees, including myself, no long have jobs. Tweet This Post

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Covey Run: 5th Annual Run/Walk

by Shona Milne on July 5, 2011

Registration Now Open for The 5th Annual Covey Run 10K Race, 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Dash The Covey Run has raised more than $300,000 for Seattle Children’s Hospital Registration is now open for The 5th Annual Covey Run, a family-friendly event which takes place August 20, 2011 in Woodinville, WA and benefits Seattle Children’s Hospital.  […]


2011 Seattle Wine Awards: The Winners Are….

by Shona Milne on May 27, 2011

The Seattle Wine Awards are out for 2011 but there won’t be a Grand Awards Tasting this year. The plan is to reassess and come back better next year. Still, you can see how many award winners you can taste through. Dessert Styles: Fortified ~ All Prices DOUBLE GOLD NV Ded Reckoning Wine Company “ded […]


Cougar Crest: Bringing Wine to Woodinville

by Shona Milne on April 26, 2011

I received information that Cougar Crest Winery is going to move into the spot now occupied by Covey Run. They hope to be open by June 1st. Their hours will be Thursday through Monday, 11am-6pm. They will have events after they get settled in and you can follow them on Facebook and on Twitter @CougarCrest. […]

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Covey Run: Tasting Room to Close

by Shona Milne on April 2, 2011

I hear that Covey Run will close its Woodinville tasting room at the end of this month. The traffic they were getting was lower than they had expected. Ascentia has decided to take the funds used for the tasting room toward a different marketing strategy for Covey Run in this market. Tweet This Post


Taste Washington: Returns for 14th Year

by Shona Milne on February 28, 2011

Taste Washington will return for its 14th year on Sunday, March 27th.  It is the nation’s largest single-region wine and food event. IT features over 200 Washington State wineries. You will also find many of your favorite restaurants to pair your wine with. The weekend kicks off on Saturday, March 26, with a series of […]


St Nicks Weekend: Glass Pickup Begins

by Shona Milne on November 17, 2010

For those of you who have your tickets to St Nicks you can start picking up your glasses and passes this Friday. You can pick up at Columbia Winery and this year, Efeste, has been added. Save yourself some prime tasting time and get your glasses early. I’ve listed the pickup times below. Say hi […]


Bartell Drugs: Loves Washington Wines!

by Shona Milne on November 8, 2010

You may have noticed something new and exciting in your local Bartell Drug aisles. They are now selling wine and beer. I did chat with one of the checkers and she told me that since Bartell Drug is a local Washington company that they will have a focus on Washington Wines. I did see Chateau […]


St. Nick’s Weekend: Mark Your Calendars

by Shona Milne on September 12, 2010

I know St. Nick’s Weekend is about three months away but it came up in discussion and there is something new this year. Yes, there will be Saturday Only passes by popular demand. Woodinville Wine Country will only be offering a limited number of the Saturday Only passes so mark your calendars as they go on sale […]