The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) approved Yakima Valley’s fourth sub AVA on September 25, 2020. This recognition acknowledges the distinctive topography and effects of the 815 acres located just four miles...

The tranquility of winter vineyards moves to a flurry of activity as crews return to the vines to begin preparing for the 2020 vintage. Grower and co-owner of Two Mountain Winery, Patrick Rawn starts the process...

Superior hillside sites shine in years like this. The finale of the 2019 wine grape harvest resulted in last-minute changes sending winemakers and grape growers scurrying to get ahead of the unseasonal weather. Although some acreage remains...

An appellation, or AVA (American Viticultural Area), is a designated geographical region that possesses unique climate, soil and physical features which distinguish it from surrounding areas.This combination of soil, slope and sunshine influences the growth...

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...

The longest day of the year is now behind us, but Yakima Valley wine grapes are still receiving more sunshine than the famous California wine-growing regions. It may surprise many that the Yakima Valley’s long summer...