It's wine grape harvest time in the Yakima Valley. Barb Glover with Wine Yakima Valley says the fruit has great color and she looks forward to the vintage in the coming year. And while it's harvest time there's still another big event coming up for area wineries next month called Catch The Crush. "You can view the harvest process and see the grapes that'll be used in the coming year."
Glover says a preliminary forecast from the Washington Winegrowers Association, which represents growers across the state, puts the 2018 crop at a potential 268,255 tons. that's on par with the 2016 record of 270,000 tons but 17% above last year’s harvest of 229,000 tons.