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The Yakima Valley AVA (American Viticultural area) encompasses significant diversity of climate, topography and soil; and this diversity yields a broad spectrum of high-quality grapes and wines. Four AVAs, Yakima Valley, Red Mountain, Rattlesnake Hills,...

Originally published in Yakima Magazine May 18, 2018. Tradition. It’s a word that conjures up many feelings and emotions. At the core, the word means “transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation.” And no...

Effective July 1st retail sales tax exemption for qualified nonresident consumers will no longer be available. Now consumers will need to save their receipts and request a refund directly from the Washington Department of Revenue. What...

There is nothing fortuitous about growing, producing or selling wine. But one of Yakima’s newer wineries, Fortuity Cellars, embraces the fortuitous moments that life offers.  “Chance moments are presented to you at various times,” says Emily Fergestrom...

Weddings, birthdays, New Years. The pinnacle of our celebrations is when we raise a glass of sparkling wine to toast our joys and dreams. But according to Wine Spectator more people in the U.S. are...

The days of walking through the white wine section of your local grocery store or wine shop and choosing between two flavors -- Chardonnay and Riesling -- are gone.  Wine diversity in the U.S. is...

A wine grape grower’s year is marked by milestones beginning with bud break in the spring and culminating with harvest in the fall.  Between these two events the vines go through bloom, fruit set and shatter...