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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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A Yakima Valley Icon

The following article was written by Ryan Messer and originally posted on Washington Wine Report on Friday, December 13, 2013. Reposted with permission. Iconic. It is the first word that comes to mind when I think of DuBrul Vineyard. Some … Continue reading

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State Department to feature Treveri Sparkling Rose’ for the 4th of July

The State Department will be serving Treveri Cellars’ Sparkling Rose’ at an upcoming 4th of July event, according to Jason L. Larkin, Head Chef at the U.S. State Department in Washington D.C. The wine has been selected as part of … Continue reading

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Local Ingredients, A Diverse Range of Wines, and the Company of Two of Washington’s most Endearing Growers

The Auction of Washington Wine features a series of winemaker dinners as part of their wine celebration every August. This year’s series offers a new twist. As part of the Yakima Valley’s 30th Anniversary as an AVA, one of the … Continue reading

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Warm Spring Keeps Growers Busy

The Yakima Valley has experienced an unseasonably warm spring keeping wine grape growers busy. Warm weather this time of year shows the promise of another great vintage. “An early bloom usually means a good vintage,” according to Dick Boushey, Boushey … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Wine in the Yakima Valley

The Yakima Valley cultivates as much diversity and quality as any agricultural region on Earth. Apples, cherries, peaches, nectarines, pears, and more fill a rich cornucopia. Completing this bounty is a remarkable spectrum of world-class wine grapes. The first grape … Continue reading

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Yakima’s New “Wine & Dine” Enhances 2013 Spring Barrel Tasting Experience

Yakima Valley’s annual Spring Barrel Tasting weekend, set for April 26-28, now features an enhanced visitor experience. The new Spring Barrel Tasting Wine & Dine program includes wine-themed dinners at participating Yakima Valley restaurants from April 24th to the 28th. Participating … Continue reading

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Yakima Valley’s Superlative Syrahs

There has been a lot “ink” on Washington Syrah recently. Beginning with the September, November 2012 and March 2013 issues of the Wine Spectator. These three issues included a good number of Yakima Valley Syrah’s scoring 90 points and above. … Continue reading

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Fire and Ice ~ Geology of the Yakima Valley AVA

The Yakima Valley is celebrating 30 years as the first official wine region in the Pacific Northwest. As part of the celebration, the membership of the Wine Yakima Valley association has created an educational series featuring the attributes of the … Continue reading

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Vineyard Spotlight: Upland Estates’ Todd Newhouse explains Pruning 101

It’s that time of year again: Pruning. All year long the vines’ “hair” is allowed to grow to hippie-like length and then come late winter we treat them like they are reporting to boot camp by giving them crew-cuts. In … Continue reading

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