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Grapes

Featured stories about grapes appear in this issue.

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Choosing an orchard system and density

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An example of a highly organized V trellis system used by Washington’s Auvil Fruit Company

With the site, rootstock and variety selected, the next major decisions

Don’t worry about the system

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Eye on
technology
In planting orchards for the future, growers must think about the possibilities of field sorting, harvest assist and mechanical harvesters, and remote sensing for

Good Point – Jim Allen

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The controversial Lou Dobbs was often labeled as an opinionated, biased, and outspoken television news anchor who had the stage to spread lies and conspiracy

Good Point – Robin Pollard

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Washington State’s wine community is gathering in Kennewick early this month to discuss a range of industry topics: from pest management and ­composting to label

Good Point – Sharlau: Democracy isn’t dead in ag

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Government by the people seems to be alive and well in the agricultural community. And unless you’re a member of an organization with a lobbyist

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A grand dream

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Grand Rêve Estate Vineyard sits high above Col Solare Winery on Washington State’s Red Mountain, as seen in the background on the left.

As if planting

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Last Bite – A double-duty fruit box label

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The ranch house still exists but the sign identifying the property, which was unusual for an area fruit ranch, is long gone.

Ordinarily, this column begins

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Growing tomorrow’s leaders

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Noel Mathison (with beard) makes a point during a Class 32 seminar.

What does Washington State Senator Linda Evans Parlette have in common with Dain Craver,

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Time to test drive WA2

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WSU selections available for tasting, during a new variety showcase at the Washington State Horticultural Association’s annual meeting.

Washington apple growers are being offered the opportunity

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Next-generation harvester

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The harvester has four suction tubes for each worker to use. Fruit travels up the tube to an electronic scanner on the platform. Packable fruit

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New AVA has historic roots

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One of the original vines planted in 1917 by William Bridgeman, still in production today.

by Chelan David and Melissa Hansen
The Newhouse family always knew they

Washington wine industry should tell its story

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Although Washington State’s wine industry is well positioned in the current ‘value-driven’ wine market, a wine consultant from Napa, California, offers some suggestions to help

Wine market trends

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 About 250,000 wine SKUs (store keeping units) must funnel through fewer than 700 distributors to reach 450,000 wine-selling locations.

Wine producers are learning that in this

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Turn tasting room visits into sales

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Winery owners must have solid financial management in place, says Barbara Insel, and that would include cutting out wines that are not profitable.

With a backlog

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Matching trellis to variety and site

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Rocks are plentiful in this block of Syrah that will be trained to the vertical shoot positioned bilateral cordon.

Bringing out the terroir of Grand Rêve

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Creating brand identity

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Pacific Rim’s wine portfolio includes dry and sweet Riesling, Chenin Blanc, Gewürztraminer, and a few blends, but the brand identity of “Riesling Rules” pervades all