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Wine Grape Harvest Winding down Next Big Event in October
The next big wine event in the valley is called Catch The Crush. It's set for October 12 and 13 at area wineries. You can stomp grapes, check those juicy sugar levels and do comparative tastings from grapes to juice to the bottle. for more information check
Wine Grape Harvest Underway in Yakima Valley
Washington state’s wine grape harvest grew by 14 percent in 2018, for a grand total of 261,000 tons crushed. It was the second largest harvest in Washington’s history, behind the record-breaking total of 270,000 tons in 2016.
Washington Produces Record Wine Grapes Crop in 2016
SPOKANE (AP) — The state of Washington produced a record harvest of wine grapes in 2016. The Washington Wine Commission reported Wednesday that the 2016 harvest was 270,000 tons, up 22 percent from the previous year. Tonnage in 2015 was down a little compared to the previous record harvest of 227,000 tons in 2014...
Recent Cold Snap Didn’t Harm Wine Grapes
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The recent cold weather doesn't appear to have damaged Eastern Washington's 48,000 acres of wine grapes. Temperatures fell to near zero for several recent nights. That compares to the historical low average for this time of year of 24 degrees...
California Wine Crop Bringing Higher Prices; Slickspot Peppergrass Threatened Species
Slickspot peppergrass a plant that lives on about 60,000 acres of sagebrush-steppe habitat in southwestern Idaho, will once again be considered a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Gov. Butch Otter, R-Id., challenged that decision in federal court, and in 2012, a judge threw out the listing after finding that FWS had not properly defined the phrase “foreseeable future” with respe

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