Fun Facts…..Did you Know? Keep these fun facts handy and impress your friends with your wine knowledge!
The Yakima Valley is the oldest, largest and most diverse wine growing region in Washington state. It produces nearly 1/2 of Washington State’s wine.
The name Yakima has been translated to mean black bear (from yah-kah, meaning black bear, and the plural ending ma), or runaway.
The following are a few tasting tips that will make you seem like a pro during your visit.
Touring and Tasting in Washington’s Wine
Winery hopping in the Yakima Valley is an unforgettable journey of delightful discovery. Across this sun-soaked region, magnificent vineyards, trellises laden with rich grape varietals, lie in the same latitude as the great wine producing regions of
There are currently more than 82 wineries in the Yakima Valley.
Wine Terminology….What does it Mean? Take note of the following terminology so you can sound like a true wine enthusiast.
Yakima Valley Press
Wine Scene: Snipes Mountain’s viticultural history shines in its wines Yakima Herald-Republic
The Yakima Valley American Viticultural Area is home to three sub AVAs; Snipes Mountain, Red Mountain and Rattlesnake Hills. Each of these sub …
Great Northwest Wine: Rhône Valley grapes thrive in Washington vineyard The Spokesman-Review
Great Northwest Wine: Rhône Valley grapes thrive in Washington vineyards … embraced Rhône-style winessince Mike Sauer of Red Willow Vineyard planted syrah as the request of the late David Lake in the Yakima Valley in 1986.
Grapes native to Rhone Valley thrive in Washington vineyards The Daily Herald
Washington state winemakers have embraced Rhone-style wines since … syrah as the request of the late David Lake in the Yakima Valley in 1986
Northwest Wine: Rhône Valley grapes thrive in our vineyards Tri-City Herald
Northwest Wine: Rhône Valley grapes thrive in our vineyards … planted Syrah as the request of the late David Lake in the Yakima Valley in 1986.
Kitsap tasting comes right in the middle of Washington Wine Month … Owner David Volmut learned his winemaker techniques at Yakima Valley …
Cabernet Sauvignon thrives in Washington The Spokesman-Review – August 6, 2019
Top Picks: Spring 2019 Issue Tasting Room Magazine – August 5, 2019
The Ice Age gives birth to a wine and adventure age in Washington state Los Angeles Times – July 20, 2019
Wine Scene: Valley grape growers excited about 2019 vintage Yakima Herald-Republic
The home stretch to harvest has begun, and there are happy faces all around Yakima Valley’s wine country. Not to jinx it, but the 2019 vintage is …
Cabernet sauvignon thrives in Washington The Spokesman-Review
It can now be argued that Washington’s signature wine is cabernet … doted on a single barrel of cab from Elephant Mountain above Yakima Valley.
Northwest vineyards track along 2017 vintage after cool July Great Northwest Wine Aug 5, 2019
During the 2017 vintage, Tempranillo at Canyon Ranch Vineyard near the town of Prosser in Washington’s Yakima Valley entered veraison on July 28 …
What We’re Drinking this Weekend Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Callan 2018 Boushey Vineyards Picpoul (Yakima Valley); $25, 90 points. A bright lemon-zest aroma leads the expressive nose of this white wine.
Washington State Wines
Homes & Style by Dave Eckart July 2019
Before I leave Washington State, I wanted to relate one more important stop-the Yakima Valley. It’s where I met Kathy and Kerry Shiels, a mother-daughter winemaking team at Cote Bonneville, which may just be my favorite Washington State winery.