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New Lewis-Clark Valley appellation established on Washington, Idaho border

June 3rd, 2016|2 Comments

Lewiston, Idaho winemaker: ‘An amazing place to grow and make wine’

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WAVE program to be held July 14

June 1st, 2016|0 Comments

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The inaugural Washington Advancements in Viticulture and Enology (WAVE) program will be held July 14

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Piece-rate pay guidelines

May 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Officials working to provide practical advice following last year’s Washington state Supreme Court ruling.

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Hansen: Research leads to better control for grape disease

May 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Saved fungicide sprays for powdery mildew keep $2 million-plus in grape growers’ pockets.

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SWD – How to stop a proliferate pest?

May 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Growers and researchers are struggling in efforts to control the spread of spotted wing drosophila.

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Neil Garrison, a young grower from Sunnyside, Washington

May 19th, 2016|1 Comment

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family background / Neil studied business and worked with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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The cost of vineyard labor

May 12th, 2016|1 Comment

Project in early stages to help wine grape growers find ways to mechanize.

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Time to say goodbye for Mimi Nye

May 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Canoe Ridge Estate manager Mimi Nye retires after 35 years with Chateau Ste. Michelle.

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A spray-plus education (Video)

April 29th, 2016|1 Comment

Farm worker teaching team leads the nation in preparing workers for safe use of pesticides.

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Wine grape growers weigh in on Cabernet Sauvignon clones

April 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Clonal choices

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Herbicide resistance a growing concern

April 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Researcher offers tips for helping to control weeds in vineyards.

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Feds approve Lewis-Clark Valley AVA

April 20th, 2016|0 Comments

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The federal government has approved a new wine grape appellation in the Northwest: the Lewis-Clark

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Nick Mackay, a young grower from Pasco, Washington

April 20th, 2016|0 Comments

After originally pursuing a degree in history and law, Nick pursued a more hands-on career through Washington State University’s viticulture program.

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Mike McLaren, a young grower from Salem, Oregon

April 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Mike is a first-generation grower who pursued a degree in winemaking before getting his start working in wine sales, distribution and learning to make wine at Corliss Estates

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Hansen: Test for nutrients before spending big money

April 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Wine industry funded research can save growers money and lead to healthier vineyard soils.

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Watering whites

April 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Research shows growers can conserve water while still maintaining quality grapes.

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Going deep when watering grapes

April 12th, 2016|0 Comments

WSU study shows that applying drip irrigation deep beneath the soil surface holds promise.

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Concords on deficit

April 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Subsurface irrigation shows potential for Concords, too.

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How to attract workers

April 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Workers go where they can make the most money.

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Hopes dim for demise of lanternfly

March 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Researchers are no longer optimistic that bug first detected in 2014 can be quickly eradicated.

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6 tips for healthier bees

March 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Beekeeper offers tips for healthy bees, hearty pollination.

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Uncorked potential with wine on tap

March 23rd, 2016|1 Comment

Companies cater to restaurants that don’t want to waste a whole bottle on a single pour.

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Finding cold damage

March 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Recognizing the signs of cold damage in grapevines is critical for growers in northern regions.

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2016 Sparkling Wine Symposium

March 16th, 2016|0 Comments

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Experts from Oregon, California and Champagne, France, will lead a one-day symposium for members of

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Meet the stinkbug’s worst nightmare

March 10th, 2016|0 Comments

A wasp no bigger than a flea could be the best tool against brown marmorated stinkbug.

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Allan Brothers expands, purchases Gamache Vineyard

March 6th, 2016|0 Comments

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One of Washington’s earliest commercial vineyards has been purchased by one of the state’s oldest

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WSU begins historic Ravenholt Lecture Series

March 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Posthumous donation makes wine science lecture series possible.

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Controlling crown gall disease

March 1st, 2016|0 Comments

Keys to combating crown gall disease in wine grapes are clean plants, avoiding freeze damage and pairing appropriate varieties to sites.

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Hansen: Wine grapes — An IPM success story

March 1st, 2016|3 Comments

Integrated pest management research has saved Washington’s wine grape growers millions in pesticide costs.

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Wine Foundation scholarships deadline is March 15

February 24th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Washington Wine Industry Foundation is offering over $30,000 in scholarships for undergraduate and post-graduate students studying

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Knowing Washington’s trunk diseases

February 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

As Northwest vineyards age, trunk diseases become more of a concern.

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Concerns about Xylella fastidiosa, Pierce’s disease

February 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Oregon investigates finding of bacterium that causes Pierce’s disease in wine grapevines.

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Washington grape growers honor industry members

February 10th, 2016|0 Comments

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The Washington wine industry honored several long-time industry members for their pioneering involvement and advancement

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U.S. wine export market ripe for growth

February 10th, 2016|0 Comments

Wine grape growers' state of industry panels highlight positive market trends.

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Grape canopy control

February 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Juice grape growers can manage size of vines with pruning, irrigation and maybe some thinning.

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Grape seed color has little effect

February 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Study upends thinking that wine’s taste depends heavily on color of the grape seed when harvested.

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Digging into the roots of a vineyard

February 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Volume of fine and coarse roots varies during season.

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Canvasback puts down roots

February 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Brian Rudin practices a vineyard-focused approach to winemaking.

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California winery at home in Washington

February 4th, 2016|0 Comments

A blind tasting of wines brought Duckhorn Wine Company to Washington.

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Hansen: Building a world-class wine research program

January 29th, 2016|0 Comments

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It’s a new era for viticulture and enology research in Washington.

Washington’s wine industry has started

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Gamache Vineyard sold to Allan Brothers

January 27th, 2016|0 Comments

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Naches, Washington-based Allan Brothers Incorporated announced the purchase of Gamache Vineyard near Basin City, Washington,

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Remarkable Marquette

January 27th, 2016|1 Comment

The Minnesota variety could be nice addition for cooler-climate vineyards.

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Key to watering Concord grapes

January 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

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Low water years pose additional challenges for Pacific Northwest Concord growers, who are already dealing

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Table grape potential in Washington

January 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Table grapes grow well in eastern Washington and could be popular in niche markets.

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Elevating Idaho table grapes

January 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Researchers will study new varieties and canopy management for table grapes in the Gem State.

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Wine growth stays strong

January 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Acreage, production and prices continue to increase in Washington.

  • Julia Kock at Klipsun Vineyard

Big supply of juice grapes = low prices

January 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Juice grape prices are likely to remain flat this year, but 2017 could be brighter for growers.

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Nick Plath, a young grower from George, Washington

December 30th, 2015|0 Comments

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grower / George, Washington
age / 26
crops / Apples, cherries, and wine grapes
business / Washington Fruit

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Stinkbug taint in wine

December 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Researchers studying BMSB in wine have found mixed results.

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New York wine varietal debuts

December 17th, 2015|0 Comments

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Goose Watch Winery became the first in the nation to offer the new wine varietal