Monthly Archives: August 2012

The View from Red Mountain..Hightower Cellars

Things are sizzling in the Yakima Valley again.  A string of high 90 degree days pushed the grapes into veraison and toward ripening.  We expect to harvest reds here on Red Mountain around mid-September.  2012 has been a milestone filled … Continue reading

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A Feast in the heart of Kestrel’s Vineyard

 Featuring the following Northwest Chefs:  Armandino Batali of Salumi Salami; Chef Roy Breiman and Chef Mark Bodinet of Copperleaf at Cedarbrook Lodge; Chef Bob Prince of Tribunala; Chef Mike Easton of Il Courvo; Chef Walter Paisano of Tulio; and Chef … Continue reading

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Veraison

August 14th observations from the Naches Heights!  We see signs of veraison in all of the grapes with some color appearing in Syrah and Tempranillo.  This is our first relatively normal year since  2009.  We still see the affects of the 2010 freeze in … Continue reading

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