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Wine Press NW - 2016 Id Winery to Watch Vizcaya

KUNA, Idaho — Tempranillo has emerged as a hot grape around the Pacific Northwest, and Vizcaya Winery is keeping the trend rolling in Idaho’s Snake River Valley.

Last year, Larry and Kay Hansen used fruit from their Windy Ridge Vineyard to win a double gold medal at the Idaho Wine Competition with their 2011 Tempranillo, which means the judges’ vote was not a consensus but unanimous. In 2014, the Hansens’ winemaker, Mike Crowley, earned a double gold for Tempranillo at the state competition under his Syringa brand.