Norwegian wine in Washington

No, it’s not a Christmas donation from Norway (like the Christmas Tree in New York’s Rokefeller Plaza) to the President Elect. Erik Dahle was born and raised in Bergen, a rainy costal town in mid-Norway, but has found his way to Washington in the north west US (they’re not exactly lacking in rain there either). In 2003 he planted a small vineyard and is now making his own Norwegian-Washingtonian wine at his Tasawiki Vineyards in Walla Walla County. The size is modest, 7.5 acres planted with merlot, cabernet sauvignon, sangiovese, viognier and syrah, but the location is fabulous, overlooking the Snake River. We have not tasted the wines but maybe we will soon have the opportunity since Erik hopes to start exporting to Europe soon.

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