Melissa Hansen

Premium wine sales still growing

By |February 10th, 2015|

Growers need to focus on quality and target fruit for the $15 and up price point, say wine marketers.

Hands-on winemaking: Owen Roe

By |February 5th, 2015|

O’Reilly’s minimalist approach to winemaking is labor intensive.

Story of the soil: Owen Roe

By |February 5th, 2015|

Volcanic and glacial soils at Union Gap Estate help create different flavor profiles in wines.

Story in a bottle: Owen Roe

By |February 5th, 2015|

Each wine bottle at Owen Roe Winery tells a story. It may be about deciding on the location of [...]

Stories are plentiful at Owen Roe

By |February 5th, 2015|

Irish-born winemaker helps share the story of Yakima Valley wines.

Fruit growers seek strategies for November freeze damage

By |February 4th, 2015|

Responding to fruit tree damage from cold temperatures

First Washington wine research program in the works

By |February 2nd, 2015|

Wine Commission will spend $250K on research this year.

Big export year for Northwest cherries

By |January 27th, 2015|

The 2014 season was not only a record year for Northwest cherries, it was one of the best years [...]

China’s cold chain is improving

By |January 27th, 2015|

Though China’s lack of cold-chain facilities and logistics for perishable products has been its Achilles heel, improvements are expected [...]

Strategies for Honeycrisp

By |January 26th, 2015|

Scientists respond to questions about harvest and storage practices.