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Aug 29, 2014
Experience harvest with the experts during this festive weekend. Nearly 40 wineries invite guests to enjoy vineyard tours, ceremonial grape stomps, winemaker dinners, library tastings, artisanal food pairings, live music and more.
Aug 28, 2014
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.
Aug 28, 2014
Washington State's wine industry began in the Yakima Valley. So it's no surprise that Yakima Valley vineyards pioneered the first plantings of several distinctive grape varieties in the Pacific Northwest. Take, for example, the regional roots of li
Aug 28, 2014
Washington State's wine industry began in the Yakima Valley. So it's no surprise that Yakima Valley vineyards pioneered the first plantings of several key grape varieties in the Pacific Northwest. Take, for example, the regional roots of Syrah:
Jul 29, 2014
Chef Lincoln Briney is creating inspired, sharable plates from local sources. Available at the downtown tasting room Wed-Sat, 4pm-close.
Feb 24, 2014
In celebration of Washington Wine Month, Yakima Valley growers have produced a four and a half minute video highlighting the significant touch points that make the Yakima Valley AVA the perfect "painters pallette" for Washington winemakers.
Jan 3, 2014
A weekend getaway to sunny Yakima Valley will warm the heart of your special valentine. Wine Yakima Valley is inviting wine and chocolate enthusiasts to its annual Red Wine & Chocolate event weekend February 15-17, 2014. When properly paired, the r
Oct 24, 2013
THANKSGIVING IN WINE COUNTRY
Taste to Fight Hunger
Tour wine country and help the less fortunate
Jul 27, 2013
July Event Highlights the Region's 30 Years as Washington's First Growth
Jun 12, 2013
While this year marks the 30th anniversary of the federal government recognizing the Yakima Valley as an official viticultural area, the region's roots run so much deeper.
Mar 28, 2013
Two One-Hour Seminars will be Offered Free of Charge. Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Mar 26, 2013
Thousands of wine consumers gathered at CenturyLink Field Event Center this weekend for the annual Taste Washington celebration hosted by the Washington State Wine Commission and Visit Seattle. The highlight of the two-day event was a series of semin
Mar 18, 2013
Mar 16, 2013
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.
Mar 14, 2013
It is the most popular annual event for Yakima Valley vintners and those who appreciate the fine wines coming from the Valley. It is Spring Barrel Tasting, and this year it will be held April 26-28, 2013.
Mar 12, 2013
Feb 21, 2013
Wine-grape cultivation reaches back thousands of years to ancient Eurasia, which makes the Yakima Valley's wine industry a comparative newborn. But local wineries still marked a milestone as tourists found their way last weekend to the Red Wine and C
Feb 15, 2013
I am a Yakimanian. And beyond that, I'm a Washingtonian. I escaped for a few years, but realized first that my home state, and eventually my hometown were, in fact, home. Like me, many young adults are ready to turn their back on the city they were r
Feb 8, 2013
A weekend getaway to sunny Yakima Valley will warm the heart of your special valentine. Yakima Valley is inviting wine and chocolate enthusiasts to its annual Red Wine & Chocolate event weekend February 16-17, 2013.
Jan 9, 2013
To begin with I should say that it gives me pause that 1983 was thirty years ago; the year that saw Return of the Jedi come to the theaters, Sally Ride became the first American woman to go into space and the Dow Jones closed at 1,258. That same yea

Industry Links

Washington Wine Commission
www.washingtonwine.org

Washington Association
of Wine Grape Growers

www.wawgg.org

WSU Research Center
Wine and Grape Team

www.winegrapes.wsu.edu