Category Archives: 52 Weeks of Wine

Yakima Valley vineyards in various stages of bud break

The soft wool is giving way to pink-fringed leaf tips as Yakima Valley vineyards begin bud break. Many varieties of wine grapes are in various stages of bud break right now. This week’s blog post offers a real-time visual of the five … Continue reading

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What is bud break?

It’s nearly bud break time in the Yakima Valley, the season of rebirth in the vineyards.  Bud  break is when the grape starts its annual growth cycle. In the Yakima Valley this stage typically begins in mid-April. If the vines … Continue reading

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Yakima Valley, the Dawn of a New Wine.

Yakima Valley was the first winegrowing appellation established in Washington State, and the entire Pacific Northwest. The official American Viticultural Area (AVA) was designated in 1983. Pacific Northwest wine writer, Andy Perdue shares the modern day history of the Yakima … Continue reading

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The Unmistakable Typicity of the Yakima Valley

Blog posts for the month of March have focused primarily on the cataclysmic events that created a special geology and soil composition in the Yakima Valley AVA. These events allow the vineyards of the Yakima Valley AVA to grow wine grapes of such quality that … Continue reading

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Five Vines in the Yakima Valley AVA

Join five Yakima Valley grape growers as they monitor and post growing and ripening patterns of five Cabernet Sauvignon vines planted in the Yakima Valley AVA. Each grape vine is located in a different micro-climate or Sub AVA within the appellation. … Continue reading

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Getting the “Dirt” on Yakima Valley Soils

Yakima Valley vineyards support the best Washington State and Pacific Northwest wineries  in achieving excellence. Acclaimed brands that have grown to greatness showcasing Yakima Valley grapes include Quilceda Creek, DeLille Cellars, Andrew Will, Col Solare, Côte Bonneville, Betz Family, Avennia, … Continue reading

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Cataclysmic Events that Created the Soils of the Yakima Valley

The Yakima Valley AVA is blessed with a vast array of soil types offering notable depth, purity and natural complexity into its wines. A series of natural phenomenon dating back fifteen million years ago have given the soils of the … Continue reading

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Three Yakima Wineries To Follow On Instagram

As you probably know, one of the most popular social media networks over the last few years has been Instagram. We at Wine Yakima Valley have jumped on the bandwagon and taken up the medium ourselves (and we quite enjoy … Continue reading

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Pruning for the 2014 vintage

It may be winter, and the vines might be dormant, but vineyard workers are awake and bustling with winter activities in preparation for the 2014 vintage. The grape vines in the Yakima Valley are bare and the next grape harvest … Continue reading

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Sip, Click and WIN this Weekend!

What’s better than traveling through the heart of Washington wine country Valentine’s Day weekend, tasting all the decadent wine and chocolate the Yakima Valley has to offer? Getting rewarded with a trip to a day spa for doing so, that’s what! … Continue reading

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