Yakima Valley is the industry’s backbone

By |May 15th, 2013|

Two Blondes Vineyard near Zillah was planted in 2000 by Andrew Will and Chris Camarda.
PHOTO CPHOTO COURTESY OF [...]

Yakima Valley AVA turns 30

By |May 15th, 2013|

PHOTO COURTESY OF WASHINGTON WINE COMMISSION

The Yakima Valley American Viticultural Area, established by the federal government on March 23, [...]

White varieties need more water

By |May 1st, 2013|

What works well on red wine grape varieties might be too much of a good thing for whites.

Grape growers [...]

Nothing easy about organic weed control

By |May 1st, 2013|

Research in a newly planted organic vineyard showed just how difficult and labor-intensive weed control is under organic conditions. [...]

Evaluating grape sites

By |April 15th, 2013|

Michelle Moyer demonstrates how WSU’s vineyard site evaluation computer model works.
PHOTO BY MELISSA HANSEN

Dr. Michelle Moyer, Washington State [...]

The root of the matter

By |April 15th, 2013|

This excavated root system is from a 40-year-old Concord own-rooted vine.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF ALAN LAKSO

Grapes, with their flowing [...]

Cornell releases wine grape varieties

By |April 15th, 2013|

Cornell University has released two new wine grape varieties—a cold-hardy aromatic white variety and a red variety that is [...]

New grape disease reduces yields, quality

By |April 1st, 2013|

Left: A Merlot grapevine shows redleaf symptoms on mature leaves in the lower portions of the canopy. Symptoms are [...]

Grape harvesters are going high-tech

By |April 1st, 2013|

Mechanical harvesters have picked Washington State’s juice grapes and many of the state’s wine grapes for decades, though high-end [...]

Most vineyard tasks mechanized

By |April 1st, 2013|

This trunk scrubber of the vMech system is used by Ste. Michelle Wine Estates to control suckers. The device [...]