Winery showcases estate fruit

By |September 1st, 2013|

Kerry Shiels began as Côte Bonneville’s winemaker in 2009, after getting her master’s from the University of California, Davis, and working harvests for five different wineries in California, Australia, and Argentina.

Winery showcases estate fruit

By |September 1st, 2013|

Hugh Shiels had one reason for expanding from wine grape grower to winery owner.

“I wanted to show what our [...]

Kestrel Wines finds value in old vines

By |August 1st, 2013|

An old Cabernet Sauvignon vine at Kestrel View Estates Vineyard near Prosser.
Photo courtesy of Wine Yakima Valley

Vines planted [...]

A sense of place

By |August 1st, 2013|

Clay Mackey says their Cabernet Franc vineyard survived the cold temperatures in late spring.
by Melissa Hansen

Clay Mackey and [...]

Trellis enhances grape quality

By |July 1st, 2013|

Wine grape pioneer Dick Boushey continues to fine-tune his viticultural practices to improve grape quality. One example is his [...]

Wine industry matures

By |July 1st, 2013|

Like many Yakima Valley wine grape growers, Dick Boushey was an apple grower first. His last apple block has [...]

AVAs get smaller

By |June 1st, 2013|

In wine marketing, an appellation or American ­Viticultural Area (AVA) is a way to differentiate your wine from others [...]

FruiTrivia: Test your knowledge of fruit varieties

By |June 1st, 2013|

1  Which of the following cherries is not an offspring of Van?
a.   Lapins
b.   Stella
c.   Summit
d. [...]

Spotlight on Yakima Valley

By |June 1st, 2013|

Wade Wolfe in the tasting room of his Thurston Wolfe Winery in Prosser, Washington.
Melissa Hansen

The thirtieth anniversary of [...]

Yakima Valley opened the AVA door

By |June 1st, 2013|

The idea to designate Yakima Valley as Washington State’s first American Viticultural Area came to Mike Wallace while he was visiting California’s wine country in the early 1980s, when northern California growers and vintners were carving out appellations and subappellations.