Photojournalist looks back at 2016 vintage in Northwest wine

By on January 2, 2017

Clean and ripe grapes could be mistaken for black currants or blueberries as they take another step toward their transformation into wine at Tranche Cellars in Walla Walla, Wash. (Photo by Richard Duval Images)

From bud break to punch down, contributing photographer Richard Duval traverses the Pacific Northwest wine industry to capture the vibrant community through all its phases.

Ranging from a riveting sunset over a vineyard, the swirling splendor of the pour to a winemaker’s fierce passion around the clock during crush, the Woodinville, Wash., photojournalist finds the moment that becomes magic in a glass for our readers.

Here are some of his – and our – favorites images from the 2016 vintage.

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Articles credited to Great Northwest Wine are authored by Eric Degerman and other contributors. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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