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Yakima Valley vineyards see rapid shoot growth and pre-bloom

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 are located in a different micro-climate or sub AVA within the Yakima Valley appellation. The images reflect what the plants currently look … Continue reading

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The balance of Yakima Valley wines

Balanced Wine: The way in which a wine’s key components including fruitiness, sweetness, acidity, and tannin co-exist. A well-balanced wine displays a harmony of components, with no single element dominating. Balance is often used in describing a wine. But what makes a well balanced … Continue reading

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DuBrul Vineyard Five-Vine Cabernet bud break

DuBrul Vineyard’s Cabernet Sauvignon vine in full bud break. Located in the middle of the Yakima Valley AVA, this vine is part of the 5-Vine Cabernet project. Picture taken 4/23/14. The was vine planted in 1992. This vine  grows in shallow … Continue reading

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What to look for in a barrel sample.

This weekend marks Yakima Valley’s annual Spring Barrel Tasting event.  It is the most popular annual event for the Valley vintners and those who appreciate fine wines. Besides enjoying the predictably sunny weather in eastern Washington, barrel-tasting weekend is an opportunity … 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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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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