- Dry pink wines extend rosé trend in Pacific Northwest
- Oregon wine leader King Estate promotes winemaker Brent Stone to COO
- Metropolitan Grill in Seattle receives rare Grand Award from Wine Spectator
- Maryhill Winery preps for final concert at its amphitheater
- Washington wine research seminar set for July 11 in Woodinville
- Taste of Cascadia gathers 20 top winemakers to The Lodge at Columbia Point
- Brian Carter rosé rises to top of Washington State Wine Competition
- Tiny Grantwood Winery tops Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition
- Savor Idaho serves as delicious barometer for Idaho wine industry
- 2018 vintage for Northwest wine growers tracks ahead of hot 2015
A look at August in Northwest wine country
As we take a look at August through photos we took, one thing becomes clear (as if it already wasn’t): Harvest is hot and heavy.
One of the earliest starts to harvest in the history of Washington took place when Treveri Cellars brought in Chardonnay on Aug. 7 from a small vineyard near the Rattlesnake Hills town of Zillah.
Harvest never, ever starts before the annual Auction of Washington Wines, but this year’s event was filled with winemakers shaking their heads while also helping to raise a record $2.5 million.
We also got out the Great Northwest Wine quadcopter and headed over to Barnard Griffin in Richland, Wash., as grapes came in.
And a couple of trips through the Yakima Valley yielded many interesting visual perspectives.
Here are a few of our favorite pics we snapped off throughout August. Click those little arrows above to see them for yourself.