Do you follow us on Twitter? It is a great place to get current information on what is going on at the winery. Follow us (@HardRow) and other notable twitter accounts written by women. Here is a great list to get started with written by Amber LeBeau, find her on twitter @SpitbucketBlog.
Sustainable Wenatchee is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and promoting a culture of environmental stewardship. They asked us to write a guest post about our Salmon Safe and Sustainable vineyard practices. Read it here.
Scores for some of our 2016 red wines have been published by Rand Sealey’s Review of Washington Wines in the February edition. Burning Desire Cabernet Franc 19/20 points, Cabernet Sauvignon 19+/20 points, S&M 19/20 Points and Bordello Blanc 18.5+/20 points. Subscription required to read online Review of Washington Wine
Margot Savell writes about Washington State wine in her blog ‘Write for Wine: It’s Wine O’Clock Somwhere’. She has been writing about wine since 1997 and really knows her stuff. She only writes about wines she loves and here she weights in on our 2016 Burning Desire Cabernet Franc as ‘one of her favorite Washington State Cab Franc”. Read the review here.
We have to brag about the great scores received for our 2016 red wines from Jeb Dunnuck who says of Hard Row to Hoe : "This estate makes a bevy of beautiful wines from the Lake Chelan AVA". 93-95 pts for Estate Burning Desire Cabernet Franc, 91-94 pts Lake Chelan Syrah, 91 pts Barbera, 91 pts Lake Chelan Pinot Noir, 90 pts Estate Tempranillo and 88 pts Primitivo. Our winemaking team is crushing it! Read reviews at jebdunnuck.com ( subscription required). Of the Cab Franc, Mr. Dunnunck says "It's possibly the finest wine I've tasted from this appellation" and of the Pinot Noir "You don't find many noteworthy Pinot Noirs from Washington, but this is one of them"
Over Red Wine and Chocolate weekends (Feb. 10, 11 and 17, 18) we will be previewing the new vintage of Primitivo. Come out and taste this delicious wine, which is always quick to sell out. It is a wine very similar to California zinfandel, big, rich, spicy and full of flavor. We love this wine and think you will too! This wine is a perennial gold medal winner and always a tasting room favorite. You may order online here
We want to let you know of an exciting new wine that we just released, 2015 Petite Sirah from the Heart of the Hill vineyard on Red Mountain, managed by Kiona Vineyards. This is one of the most exciting wines we have ever produced. Only 225 cases, so head over to the wine store to order.
Wine Press Northwest devotes itself to wines made in Washington, Idaho, Oregon and British Columbia. There is no one that knows this wine region better than Andy Purdue and Eric Degerman, so we are honored but have our wines do so well in their recent Platinum awards. In this 18th Platinum Awards, they judge 'the best of the best', only including wines that have received gold medals in the past. Our 2014 Primitivo wins Platinum, and Gold and Double Gold for Cabernet Franc, Barbera, S&M and Rumours
We have received a permit from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board that allows us to ship wine directly to their residents. If you live there you may now receive up to 36 cases of wine per year (so get yourself over to our Wine Store and discover the best way to enjoy great wine!) Pennsylvania was one of the last last northeast states to allow this and we have had lots of people on the wait list for the wine club waiting for this to happen. So now it has!