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Pic of the Vine - July 2017

Monday, July 31, 2017 0 comments

With the growing season hitting its stride, resident photographer Richard Duval is roaming the Washington wine community capturing the colors of summer.

“Wandering around the south section of Walla Walla, I visited one of my most dependable photos spots - Northstar winery and vineyard,” said Duval. “Meticulously maintained, Northstar always delivers a colorful scenario. Sure enough, that morning the lavender framing the rows was in full bloom, adding a splash of vivid color to this vineyard vista.”

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Veraison in Eastern Washington

Saturday, July 22, 2017 1 comments

Veraison - the changing of color of the grapes - has begun in eastern Washington's vineyards. This picture of Sangiovese comes courtesy of Seven Hills Vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley. The folks at Seven Hills report that they saw veraison in Sangiovese on this same date in 2013, a warm vintage.

Meanwhile Hillary Sjolund of Wine Boss and Sonoris Wines reported seeing veraison in Merlot at Quintessence Vineyard on Red Mountain on July 18th. Ryan Driver of Tertulia Cellars also reported seeing veraison in Tempranillo in the Walla Walla Valley on July 20th.

The start of veraison can only mean one thing - that harvest is not far off!

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