Wine Yakima Valley

Wine Yakima Valley is inviting
wine enthusiasts to its annual
Catch the Crush event
October 13, 14.
Each winery offers its own
celebratory events, including grape stomps,
harvest and crush activities, tours,
free-run juice, hors d’oeuvres, live
music, and of course wine

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Harvest Report ~ September 18, 2012

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Uncategorized 🕔September 18, 2012

Naches Heights Vineyard: September 18, 2012   Pinot Gris came in Monday at Naches Heights Vineyard.  This is the earliest date that we have pulled Pinot Gris from this higher elevation AVA.  What a year and compared to last year the extreme opposite. 

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Harvest Report ~ September 13, 2012

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52 Weeks of Wine 🕔September 13, 2012

September 10, 2012:  Upland Vineyards, Snipes Mountain:  Started off harvest with Sauvignon Blanc on September 5. Will start Syrah on September 14 with Merlot, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay soon to follow.  “Owner, Todd Newhouse” September 10, 2012: Recent sample from Upland

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2012 Harvest Reports

2012 Harvest Reports 0

Harvest Report , Uncategorized 🕔September 10, 2012

Harvest season is here. The following are harvest reports submitted by Yakima Valley growers within the past five days. Red Willow Vineyard September 5, 2012 Harvest Blessing and first fruit of the season Olsen Vineyards September 8, 2012 Harvest begins…

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Things are hopping at Tapteil Vineyard Winery

Things are hopping at Tapteil Vineyard Winery 1

Uncategorized 🕔September 5, 2012

Things are hopping at Tapteil Vineyard Winery as we prepare for harvest. Tapteil Vineyard sells 95% of our grapes to other notable wineries. The remaining 5% is used in our own estate wines. We are proud to say that of

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The View from Red Mountain..Hightower Cellars

The View from Red Mountain..Hightower Cellars 1

52 Weeks of Wine 🕔August 28, 2012

Things are sizzling in the Yakima Valley again.  A string of high 90 degree days pushed the grapes into veraison and toward ripening.  We expect to harvest reds here on Red Mountain around mid-September.  2012 has been a milestone filled

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A Feast in the heart of Kestrel’s Vineyard

A Feast in the heart of Kestrel’s Vineyard 4

Uncategorized 🕔August 21, 2012

 Featuring the following Northwest Chefs:  Armandino Batali of Salumi Salami; Chef Roy Breiman and Chef Mark Bodinet of Copperleaf at Cedarbrook Lodge; Chef Bob Prince of Tribunala; Chef Mike Easton of Il Courvo; Chef Walter Paisano of Tulio; and Chef

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Veraison

Veraison 0

Uncategorized 🕔August 14, 2012

August 14th observations from the Naches Heights!  We see signs of veraison in all of the grapes with some color appearing in Syrah and Tempranillo.  This is our first relatively normal year since  2009.  We still see the affects of the 2010 freeze in

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Wow, is it really the end of July? 0

Uncategorized 🕔July 31, 2012

Where o where has time gone?   Oh well, it means bottling and harvest are that much closer, so…who cares!?  As Mick Jagger once sang, “Time is on my side, yes it is.” Instead of the time gone, we concern ourselves

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Generations of Farming with Cultura Winery

Generations of Farming with Cultura Winery 0

Uncategorized 🕔July 24, 2012

Winemaker’s Tad and Sarah Fewel of Cultura Wine in Zillah, WA. grew up in the Yakima Valley. They know this sunny hill country well. Both come from orchard farming families. Sarah’s great-grandfather arrived from Scotland and immediately started the pear orchard that

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SUMMER!  A great time to visit Wineglass Cellars in the Yakima Valley to enjoy the BOUNTY

SUMMER! A great time to visit Wineglass Cellars in the Yakima Valley to enjoy the BOUNTY 0

Uncategorized 🕔July 17, 2012

SUN – Use the picnic table and RELAX.  Try our two summer wines, cold and refreshing:  2012 Chardonnay (no oak) crisp and fruity or our (New Release) 2011 Rose’ which tastes like strawberries with hints of grapefruit and honey. You

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