The history of wine in Washington State goes back to 1825, when the first wine grapes were planted by French, German, and Italian immigrants and […]
Based in Vancouver, Washington, Susan O'Hara moved to the Pacific Northwest from California in 1976 and never looked back. Her love of travel and discovery soon evolved into a love affair with the roads and destinations of the region. While her interest in wine took root in California, it budded, then blossomed in the wine regions of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia. An innate curiosity and love of learning soon resulted in an extensive knowledge of Pacific Northwest wine country, and in 1997 Susan created a full-time avenue for sharing what she learned with others; that avenue today is known WinesNorthwest.com. The comprehensive nature of the site reflects not only Susan's keen interest and understanding of the wine industries she covers, but also her professional background in writing, communications, program management, and development work.