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 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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]