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Yakima Valley farming families and local research have cultivated Washington State’s best wine grapes

Yakima Valley farming families and local research have cultivated Washington State’s best wine grapes 0

52 Weeks of Wine , Wine Country 🕔February 19, 2018

Scientific support for viticulture, or the craft of grape growing, began in the Yakima Valley as early as 1917. It was then that William Bridgman planted a vinifera vineyard on Snipes Mountain in Sunnyside. Remarkably, those original vines are still

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The Future Looks Bright for Washington Wines

The Future Looks Bright for Washington Wines 0

52 Weeks of Wine , Wine Country 🕔January 20, 2018

Seattle Times January 19, 2018 During the past decade, the number of regional wineries has increased by 400 percent. Washington state has blossomed into the second-largest premium wine producer in the U.S., closing in on California. During the past decade,

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Yakima Valley’s next vintage of winemakers head back to school

Yakima Valley’s next vintage of winemakers head back to school 0

52 Weeks of Wine , Wine Country , Wineries 🕔September 6, 2017

September means back-to-school for most students. Among them are the next vintage of winemakers from Yakima Valley College’s Viticulture and Winery Technology program. Yakima Valley is the oldest wine region in Washington State, but until 2000, aspiring winemakers had to relocate to places

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A passion for wine

A passion for wine 0

52 Weeks of Wine , Wine Country , Wineries 🕔August 25, 2017

It’s hard to say exactly when Larry Pearson’s love of wine, vineyards, and wineries started, but he recalls a visit to Australia in the early 70’s, where he toured vineyards and wineries with several friends in the area. That experience

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Color explosion in Valley vineyards

Color explosion in Valley vineyards 0

30th Anniversary , Wine Country , Wineries 🕔August 10, 2017

A French viticulture term; veraison means “the onset of grape ripening.” It involves a number of changes in the grape. First, the grapes start to change color. Once veraison starts, the vineyards begin to explode with different shades of yellow,

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Single vineyard wines that will awaken your senses

Single vineyard wines that will awaken your senses 0

Wine Country , Wineries 🕔July 28, 2017

First published in the Yakima Herald Republic July 27, 2017 by Barbara Glover It is often said that wine is made in the vineyard. Grapes are the raw material that determines the final quality of a wine. Wine grapes are

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Sense of place  

Sense of place   0

52 Weeks of Wine , Wine Country , Wineries 🕔June 30, 2017

First published in the Yakima Herald Republic June 29, 2017 by Barbara Glover The prominence of vineyard-designated wines in today’s market place is another example of consumers’ interest in learning the “sense of place” from the wine they enjoy. A

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In the Beginning…Kiona Vineyard Winery

In the Beginning…Kiona Vineyard Winery 0

52 Weeks of Wine , Wine Country 🕔June 27, 2017

Washington State’s wine industry began in the Yakima Valley. So it’s no surprise that some of the first historians in the region reside here.  Take for example John Williams, who established Kiona Vineyards & Winery in 1975. John and his

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Yakima Valley’s next vintage of winemakers

Yakima Valley’s next vintage of winemakers 0

52 Weeks of Wine , Wine Country , Wineries 🕔March 9, 2015

Wine enthusiasts are always on the look out for the next vintage.  In the Yakima Valley, you can find the the next vintage of winemakers from Yakima Valley College’s Viticulture and Winery Technology program. Yakima Valley is the oldest wine region

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