Tag Archives: Yakima Valley AVA

Stomp, Run, Taste

Enjoy a full spectrum of activities during Catch the Crush weekend Harvest in Yakima Valley’s wine country is a time of excitement. It is the culmination of hard work and a glimpse into the promise of the new vintage. Catch … Continue reading

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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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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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Cabernet Sauvignon vine in bloom at DuBrul Vineyard

  The warm Yakima Valley weather is keeping the grape vines happy and growing. This Yakima Valley Cabernet Sauvignon vine from DuBrul Vineyard (one of the later grape varieties to bloom) is entering the next phase of development with the … 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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