Category Archives: 52 Weeks of Wine

Red Willow Vineyard: Hallowed ground in the Yakima Valley

By Andy Perdue on September 11, 2014 This blog is re-posted with permission from Great Northwest Wine. For the complete article and podcast visit Great Northwest Wine. WAPATO, Wash. – In just about every conceivable way, the 140 acres of … Continue reading

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Deep Roots in the Yakima Valley

Roots run deep in the Yakima Valley. This is true for both the vines and the multi generational farming families that are beginning the 2014 harvest. This week’s blog is a “hats off” to those who have dedicated 30 plus … Continue reading

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Chinook Wines: Quintessential Yakima Valley

Today’s post is an excerpt of an article posted on Washington Tasting Room website. Read the full article here. “WE REALLY don’t have that in mind,” says Kay Simon, co-owner of Chinook Wines, dismissing the notion of retirement.  Her husband, Clay … Continue reading

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Next steps for the Five-Vines of the Yakima Valley

This week’s blog post offers a look at the five Cabernet Sauvignon vines we are monitoring throughout the growing season. Each of these vines is located in a different meso climate or sub AVA within the Yakima Valley appellation. The images reflect … Continue reading

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A spotlight on Yakima Valley’s Sub AVA – Rattlesnake Hills

The Yakima Valley AVA grows more than 40 different varietals of wine grapes. The success of this diversity can be attributed to the many different growing aspects within the AVA. The micro climates, heat variations, and different soils types within … Continue reading

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A spotlight on Yakima Valley’s Sub AVA – Red Mountain

The diversity of the Yakima Valley is reflected within the three sub AVAs located within its boundaries. These AVAs include Snipes Mountain, Red Mountain, and Rattlesnake Hills. The focus of today’s blog is the Red Mountain AVA located on the far eastern side … Continue reading

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Yakima Valley grapes have begun their maturation process.

This week’s blog post offers a real-time visual of the five Cabernet Sauvignon vines we are monitoring during the growing season. Each of these vines is located in a different micro-climate or sub AVA within the Yakima Valley appellation. The images … Continue reading

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