VineLine Dispatches from Harvest 2019

By on September 17, 2019
The Quintessence Vineyard team with Cabernet Sauvignon for Fidelitas Wines. (Richard Duval Images)

Harvest 2019 is running full steam. Throughout the Great Northwest wine community, grapes are being picked, transported, crushed and stored.

It’s the height of activity so where better to send photojournalist Richard Duval but to a different region each week to capture slices of this most frantic of seasons.

Last week, he roamed the Yakima Valley and Red Mountain for harvest action, ending the week with crush in Woodinville.

Duval is roaming the Northwest looking for harvest and crush photo opportunties as part of our expansive coverage of the harvest season. Contact him at with updates about your harvest and crush activities. He will make every effort to come.

Part of the Quintessence Vineyard team with Cabernet Sauvignon for Fidelitas. (Richard Duval Images)
Force Majeure Vineyards pulls in Syrah off its estate planting on Red Mountain. (Richard Duval Images)
A slow descent from the steep Force Majeure Vineyard on Red Mountain. (Richard Duval Images)
Chardonnay from French Creek Vineyard in the Yakima Valley is destined for Chelan’s Karma Vineyards. (Richard Duval Images)
Antonio Bravo shows off a fistful of Chardonnay from French Creek Vineyard in the Yakima Valley, a harvest destined for Chelan’s Karma Vineyards. (Richard Duval Images)
Shae Frichette, co-owner of Frichette Winery on Red Mountain, rakes a bin of Merlot. (Richard Duval Images)
Cleaning the bins at Sheridan Vineyard in Zillah. (Richard Duval Images)
Dineen Vineyards in the Yakima Valley supplies grapes for a score of Washington wineries. (Richard Duval Images)
A bin of Syrah, topped by a layer of Viognier, awaits the de-stemmer at Two Vintners in Woodinville. (Richard Duval Images)
Buzz Buckingham, owner/winemaker of Sol Stone Winery in Woodinville, checks Sauvignon Blanc in the press. (Richard Duval Images)

About Richard Duval

Wine photographer Richard Duval captures vivid wine imagery for Great Northwest Wine and other regional and national wine media such as Wine Spectator and Wine Business Monthly, wine marketing organizations and an ever-growing number of wineries in the Pacific Northwest. Chateau Ste. Michelle selected his image of its iconic chateau for the cover of its commemorative 50th anniversary book. Signature Wines and Wineries of Washington chose his image of Sagemoor Vineyard for its cover. His images are used extensively in marketing guides for Walla Walla, Woodinville, Yakima Valley, Cascade Valley and Red Mountain wine regions as well as the annual Washington Wine Guide. From his studio in Woodinville, Richard creates bottle shots and captures portraits of wine personalities. He also markets his wine work via WinePix, a line of personal greeting cards, and his “Art from the Vine” fine art exhibit which he stages in wine venues around Washington. View more of his work at

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