Contact Us

Wine Lovers and Other Visitors Experience Summer Vinyard Tours and Expected Higher Gas Prices for Summer Driving Season


Did you enjoy Wine Tourism day on Saturday? So what’s next for wine lovers? As the Yakima Valley continues to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the valley’s Appellation, Wine Yakima Valley is giving consumers insider access to some of the oldest vineyards and most experienced grape growers in the state. The Summer Vineyard tour takes place on July 27, and will feature Kestrel View Estates, Dubrul Vineyard, and Kiona Vineyards. Barb Glover with Wine Yakima Valley says the valley’s success is rooted in talented grape growers. She says generations of these innovative, hard-working people collectively refine their experience of the land and support world-class, local viticulture research to make Yakima Valley central to Washington State’s winegrowing industry. For more information and tickets at


Average retail gasoline prices in Yakima have risen 16.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.73/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 91 gas outlets in Yakima. This compares with the national average that has increased 6.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.57/g, according to gasoline price website

Including the change in gas prices in Yakima during the past week, prices yesterday were 39.6 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 16.0 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 5.0 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 15.4 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.

“The national average has perked up again in the last seven days across the nation,” said Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. “Many motorists remain skeptical of the so called reasons that we blame higher prices on: refinery production and maintenance, tightening supply, and the now completed switch over to EPA mandated cleaner summer gasoline. Tight gasoline supply exists especially along the West Coast, and other factors are coming into play in some of the bigger metro areas where more expensive reformulated gasoline has hit pumps.”

Best of KIT

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KIT VIP quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KIT VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.