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Yes Syrah, indeed: Grape gains acreage in Walla Walla Valley

Syrah acreage has overtaken merlot as Walla Walla’s second-largest grape production, according to results of a vineyard study.


Harsh winter results in reduced Idaho wine grape crop

This year’s Idaho grape crop harvest is expected to be down significantly as a result of a bitter cold winter in the heart of Idaho wine country.


UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 2:41 p.m.

Harsh winter results in reduced Idaho wine grape crop

This year’s Idaho grape crop harvest is expected to be down significantly as a result of a bitter cold winter in the heart of Idaho wine country.


UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 11:12 p.m.

Hutterites sue Walla Walla winery over $19,000 in grapes

A lawsuit claims Patit Creek Cellars, which has a wine tasting room in downtown Spokane, hasn’t paid for more than 14 tons of grapes valued at nearly $19,000.


Recent cold snap didn’t harm wine grapes

The recent cold weather doesn’t appear to have damaged Eastern Washington’s 48,000 acres of wine grapes.


Weathercatch: Thankful for our weather – here’s why

Bad weather is hitting parts of the country as millions of people are driving or flying during the Thanksgiving holiday. Here in the Inland Northwest, we’re sitting pretty. Sure, we’ve …


Idaho’s wine grape crop rebounds after 2015

Idaho’s wine grape crop is rebounding after a small harvest in 2015.


Weathercatch: Washington’s cooler nights boost flavor of wines

A little-known secret of many great-tasting wines made in Washington state is literally the difference between night and day.


Cold snap damages wine grape crops in Minnesota, Wisconsin

Vintners in southern Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota are reeling from a weekend cold snap that ruined huge swaths of their grapes.


Survey: 28 percent of Oregon wine producers report money woes

Oregon wineries expect sales to surge in 2016 but that doesn’t mean all of them anticipate a healthy bottom line.


State enjoys record wine grape harvest

KENNEWICK – Despite a year when weather rarely cooperated, the Washington wine industry still enjoyed a record harvest in 2010. Washington crushed 160,000 tons of wine grapes, up from 156,000 …


Late harvest, hungry bears hit Oregon vintners

MEDFORD, Ore. – The delay in the Oregon wine grape harvest caused by a wet spring and mild summer has given hungry birds and animals a chance to plunder vineyards …


Explore Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail

Looking to make a wine run that’s fun and off the beaten path? Time to hit the trail – the Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail in the lower Yakima Valley.