Featured stories about grapes appear in this issue.
In planting orchards for the future, growers must think about the possibilities of field sorting, harvest assist and mechanical harvesters, and [...]
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 [...]
The controversial Lou Dobbs was often labeled as an opinionated, biased, and outspoken television news anchor who had the stage to spread lies and [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The harvester has four suction tubes for each worker to use. Fruit travels up the tube to an electronic scanner on the platform. Packable [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]