WA wine News

3 Feb

Live free music in Walla Walla, Guitarfest, Valentines Day Party and more!

February is in the house! Whoot Whoot! (I may be partial to it since it’s my birth month)!

What an amazing month this is going to be! If you haven’t heard the news, I won the Powers grant from the Washington Wine Industry Foundation and will be heading to Chile! The grant is for a sabbatical and I will be gone for 3 weeks. (This is hard for a control freak!) They actually recommended that I go for a month; however, I couldn’t swing that. I will be traveling with Jon Wells who will be video taping my interviews and time spent over there. My goal is to bring back and put together something that will benefit the Washington Wine Industry for years to come.

On top of that we did amazing at the judging competition for the San Francisco Wine Chronicle, and I will be in San Francisco to pour at the event on 2/17. Our 2016 Eternal Sunshine Viognier and 2015 Eternal Rocket Man Red both won gold! On top of that we won 5 silvers and 2 bronzes. From there I’m in Napa for a day and than Chile for 3 weeks.

 

More great news you ask for? If you’re a fan of Walla Walla wines you won’t want to miss out on Taste Walla Walla in Seattle! This event is Feb. 12th and proves to be a great event as this is our second year participating. We have 2 pouring events in Seattle that day and Sally Dingle, our Director of Good Vibes, will be pouring the other event. This event is at the Gunnar Nordstrom Gallery.

We had a great time pouring last month in Issaquah and will be working on more events with Capri Cellars. We have so many events and pouring’s coming up, it’s almost insane! The next 2 months I will be sleeping in other cities than Walla Walla at an almost 2:1 ratio! Not to mention we are working on bottling our wines for the spring release!

I now need to ask a favor from you. We are working hard to get the news out there about our amazing wines and staff but we cannot do it alone. I ask that you take a second and review us on any platform that you feel comfortable with. Google, Facebook, Yelp, Trip Advisor are a couple to name. I appreciate it, my friends!

Our downtown tasting room will continue to be open Wed-Sun, and our airport location Fridays and Saturdays.

 

Ivan Huera, Mari Gisele, Clarice Swanson and Robert Gomez, AKA Zemog Otrebor, are all back in the tasting room as their unique styles make them local favorites. Free live music is from 5:30-7:30pm.

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS 2018:

2/1/18- 2/28: February is for Foodies

2/3/18: Denny Sedam performs live in our downtown tasting room 5:30-7:30pm.

2/8/18 TBD performs live in our downtown tasting room 5:30-7:30pm.

2/10/18: My Sister Linoleum performs live in our downtown tasting room 5:30-7:30pm.

2/12/18: Brad Binko pours at Taste Walla Walla in Seattle, WA.

2/14/18: Seeing Red Valentines day party

2/15/18 Caden Mayfield performs live in our downtown tasting room 5:30-7:30pm.

2/17/18: TBD performs live in our downtown tasting room 5:30-7:30pm.

2/17/18: Brad Binko pours at the San Francisco Wine Chronicle Tasting, San Francisco, CA.

2/19-3/9/18: Brad Binko will be visiting Chile and Argentina to learn more about Carmenere, Syrah and Old Vines.

2/22/18: Calico Bones performs live in our downtown tasting room 5:30-7:30pm.

2/24/18: We welcome back Mari Gisele as she performs live in our downtown tasting room 5:30-7:30pm.

3/1/18-3/31/18: Washington Wine Month

3/9 – 3/11/18: Guitarfest in Walla Walla, WA. We are honored to host free live music each day from 5:30-7:30 p.m. downtown.

3/9/18: Robert Gomez performs live in our downtown tasting room 5:30-7:30pm.

3/10/18: Caden Mayfield performs live in our downtown tasting room 5:30-7:30pm.

3/10/18: Rouge Lobster unplugged performs live in our airport winery tasting room 1:30-3:30pm.

3/11/18 Calico Bones performs live in our downtown tasting room 5:30-7:30pm.

3/17/18: Debuts and Discoveries at Hanger 30 in Seattle, WA

3/21/18: Join us at Phoencia for a winemaker’s dinner. Brad Binko will be there to explain our wines. Seattle, WA

3/22/18 – 3/25/18: Taste Washington, Seattle, WA. Brad Binko pours.

4/15- 4/16/18: Reveal Walla Walla. Bid on a special collaboration from Justin Basil of Solemn Cellars and Brad Binko!

5/4 – 5/6/17: Spring Release in Walla Walla.

5/19/18: 12pm. Rising Stars event in Prosser, WA.

6/1/18: 1-4pm. Brad Binko will be pouring for a special charity event for the Washington Make a Wish Foundation at the Red Lion in Pasco, WA

6/14- 6/16/18: Celebrate Walla Walla (Merlot).

11/3- 11/5/18: Fall Release in Walla Walla.

12/7 – 12/9/17: Holiday Barrel in Walla Walla.

*Bold locations in Walla Walla

 

As always, thanks for reading.

 

-Drink Wine Be Happy

Brad Binko

 

 

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20 Jan

Viognier gaining foothold in Pacific Northwest

Our Eternal Sunshine Viognier has been highly exclaimed each vintage! Great Northwest Wines reviews Viognier in the Pacific Northwest and includes a great review of ours!

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20 Jan

Brad Binko wins the Powers Sabbatical and is off to Chile!

I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to visit Chile, visit with winemakers and growers and bring back information that can help the Washington wine industry for years! I am thankful for the Washington Wine Industry to award me the Powers Sabbatical in the first year of existence.

-Brad Binko

 

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Washington Wine Blog reviews Fall 2017 release

Washington Wine Blog reviewed our most recent release (2017 Fall):

Heres a little snippet from their review: Brad Binko is one busy guy. A certified sommelier, Binko is a recent graduate of Walla Walla Community College’s enology and viticulture program. Binko formerly ran restaurant wine programs in Charleston before making the move to Walla Walla. He has a new tasting room in downtown Walla Walla and has been receiving some very nice critical acclaim for his wines in the past year. I think he has crafted a pretty solid lineup of red and white wines. The wines are far more than colorful and fun labels — they are serious stand-alone wines that are starting to get attention. All the new wines I tried from Eternal Wine and Drink Washington State I scored 89 points and over. Binko sources from some great vineyards, including the Otis Vineyard, the Les Collines Vineyard and the Boushey Vineyard.

 

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Drink Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon 1 Dec

Snooth reviews our wines

2014 Drink Washington State Enjoy Walla Walla Carmenere

Fruit forward and fresh with black cherry and blackberry aromas and bright cherry blossom notes. This is surprisingly full and bright on the palate with loads of fruit notes, mostly mixed berry, blueberry and cherry fruit with puckering acidity, chewy tannins and a punchy chocolate cherry finish.

Read more: http://www.snooth.com/wine/drink-washington-state-carmenere-walla-walla-valley-2014/#ixzz4zyyQMuo5

2014 Drink Washington State Groovin On’ Wahluke Slope

Fruit forward and fresh with black cherry and blackberry aromas and bright cherry blossom notes. This is surprisingly full and bright on the palate with loads of fruit notes, mostly mixed berry, blueberry and cherry fruit with puckering acidity, chewy tannins and a punchy chocolate cherry finish.

Read more: http://www.snooth.com/wine/drink-washington-state-carmenere-walla-walla-valley-2014/#ixzz4zyyQMuo5

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2017 Eternal Perspective Wine 1 Dec

Eternal Perspective awarded top 50 Pacific Northwest Wines.

Andy Perdue tries something new: the Top 50 Northwest wines under $30 (You’re welcome!)

“This young Walla Walla winery crafts a delicious and rare grenache blanc.”
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30 Nov

Eternal Hosts Music in Walla Walla

By Dan Clarke

Brad Binko is just concluding harvest. Given the circumstances, he’s a very busy—and probably very tired. Nevertheless, there’s too much to do for the artisan winemaker to stop and rest. Brad makes wines for his own two labels, Eternal Wines and Drink Washington Wine. The former concentrates on single vineyard wines from Rhône variety grapes; the latter specializes in blends from individual AVAs (appellations) around the state. His tasting room is in downtown Walla Wallaat 9 So. First Street. Soon he’ll open a second tasting room at 602 Piper Ave at the Walla Walla airport.

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18 Sep

Eternal Wines and Drink Washington State Have a New Home

September 3rd, 2017 — For Immediate Release: Eternal Wines and Drink Washington State have a new home, and a return to the airport.

Since the first harvest in 2014 for Eternal and Drink Washington State, Brad Binko has moved his production each year. “This is huge for us! We will finally be able to have all our production, case storage, and equipment under one roof.” Each year they have also increased production to keep up with the demands of their customers, and this will allow them room to grow.

The incubators are a set of 5 units owned by the Port of Walla Walla that were designed to help new wineries take off. There is a maximum of 6 years that you are allowed to stay there. The rent starts low and increases each year essentially pushing you out the door.

Brad said they plan on keeping the downtown tasting room, located at 9 S 1st Avenue in Walla Walla, and will open the tasting room at the airport in the spring of 2018. The incubator that they will be moving into is currently hosting Burwood brewery. That brewery is about to move into their new facility, which was custom built for their needs, just down the street.

Brad Binko, who is also a certified Sommelier, graduated from the Enology and Viticulture program in June, 2016. Eternal Wines is focused on single vineyard Rhone varietals, while Drink Washington State is focused on blends from Washington and is AVA specific. They have received numerous awards and 90 point scores, along with being named “Wines Next Generation” by the Seattle Times and “1 of 5 Wineries to watch in Washington” by SIP Northwest.

The tasting room hours downtown are Thursday through Saturday 12-8pm, and Sunday through Wednesday 12-7pm. They feature live music at least once a week. For more information you can visit www.EternalWine.com or www.DrinkWashington.wine or call (509) 240-6258.

 

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29 Aug

Port chooses newest entrant to wine incubators As expected, Eternal Wines and Drink Washington State was chosen for the space.

A Walla Walla winery with two brands will have a new spot as a tenant at the Airport District incubator space.

Brad Binko’s Eternal Wines and Drink Washington State will slide into the space at 602 Piper Ave. currently occupied by Burwood Brewing.

This article is found in the Union Bulletin Newspaper on August 25th, written by Vicki Hilllhouse

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5 Washington Wineries to Watch!

We are so honored to be named 1 of 5 wineries to watch in Washington.  It takes a lot of hard work and planning!  We are open 7 days a week in downtown Walla Walla for tastings, glass pours and sangrias.  9 S 1st Ave Walla Walla, WA 99362.

5 Up-And-Coming Washington Wineries

 

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5 Washington Wineries to Watch!

We are so honored to be named 1 of 5 wineries to watch in Washington.  It takes a lot of hard work and planning!  We are open 7 days a week in downtown Walla Walla for tastings, glass pours and sangrias.  9 S 1st Ave Walla Walla, WA 99362.

5 Up-And-Coming Washington Wineries

 

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