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.

Table grapes part of Arkansas breeding program

By |June 1st, 2013|

This is Joy, in a photo from Idaho, where fruit breeder Esmaeil Fallahi included John Clark’s table grapes in [...]

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.

Yakima Valley AVA turns 30

By |May 15th, 2013|


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

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. [...]