Category Archives: 30th Anniversary

Wine is a Time Machine to the Early 1980’s

The following blog was submitted by Tom Campbell of Tanjuli Winery. I was rummaging through my personal wine cellar looking for wines I had produced back in the early 1980’s. I came across a Quail Run Cabernet 1982 I had … Continue reading

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Sun in a Shadow, Climate of the Yakima Valley AVA

Yakima Valley is celebrating 30 years as the first official wine region in the Pacific Northwest.  The federal government designated this appellation in early 1983; but the area has been cultivating wine grapes as well as a cornucopia of apples, … Continue reading

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The Plan Was Perfect

As far as John Williams and Jim Holmes were concerned, the plan was perfect. It was an 84-acre patch of desolate sagebrush and cheatgrass nestled between Red Mountain and the Yakima River. They did their research, of course, and as … Continue reading

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Old Vine Wine from the Yakima Valley AVA

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While celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Yakima Valley AVA, it makes sense to look at the wine from some of the early vineyards planted here. Flint Nelson, winemaker for Kestrel Vintners shares his impression of wines coming from a … Continue reading

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Yakima Valley Celebrates 30 Years as Washington’s First Growth

This New Year’s Eve will be particularly special across the Washington State wine industry. As the clock strikes midnight, Yakima Valley grape growers and winemakers will start celebrating their 30th anniversary as part of the first American Viticultural Area (AVA) … Continue reading

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