VineLines Dispatch coverage of 2019 vintage continues

By on October 29, 2019

The 2019 harvest throughout the Pacific Northwest was more panicked and compressed than in recent vintages, and Richard Duval, a photojournalist based in Woodinville, Wash., captured some of the action and emotion with his imagery.

Recently, Duval roamed the Royal Slope, Columbia Valley, Yakima Valley and Red Mountain.

He continues to roam the Northwest looking for photo opportunities as part of our expansive coverage of the 2019 vintage. Contact him at rduval@pobox.com with updates about your activities. He will make every effort to come.

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Tyler Williams, winemaker and member of “Team Merlot” at his family’s Kiona Vineyards and Winery on Red Mountain, hits a gusher during pumpovers on Sept. 26, 2019. (Richard Duval Images)
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Brittany Komm, senior viticulturist and vineyard manager for Precept Wine and Browne Family Vineyards, inspects clusters and vines at Canyon Vineyard Ranch in the Yakima Valley near Prosser, Wash. (Richard Duval Images)
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Chardonnay harvest at Stillwater Creek Vineyard is in full swing on Sept. 23, 2019. (Richard Duval Images)
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Buzz and Karen Buckingham of Sol Stone Winery in Woodinville, Wash., sample Grenache from Stillwater Creek Vineyard on Sept. 23, 2019. (Richard Duval Images)
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A picking crew works its way up the rows at Stillwater Creek Vineyard on Sept. 23, 2019, near Royal City, Wash. (Richard Duval Images)
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Chardonnay harvest at Conner Lee Vineyard, south of Othello, Wash., arrives near dawn on Sept. 24, 2019, for Arbor Crest Wine Cellars in Spokane. (Richard Duval Images)
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Chardonnay clusters hang on the vines at Conner Lee Vineyard near Othello, Wash. (Richard Duval Images)
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Charlie Lybecker, owner/winemaker for Cairdeas Winery near Lake Chelan, inspects Viognier from Lawrence Vineyard on Sept. 24, 2019. (Richard Duval Images)
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Rob Newsom of Boudreaux Cellars in Leavenworth, Wash., stops near the Vernita Bridge on Sept. 24, 2019, to check on his load of Cabernet Sauvignon from the Walla Walla Valley. (Richard Duval Images)
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Matt Rawn, winemaker for Two Mountain Winery, presses Tempranillo grapes from his family’s estate vineyard in Zillah. (Richard Duval Images)
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The final 10 tons of Tempranillo from Copeland Vineyard, an estate site for the Rawn brothers, fills the destemmer at Two Mountain Winery in Zillah, Wash. (Richard Duval Images)
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Yakima Valley Vintners, the teaching winery of Yakima Valley College, brings in Syrah at dusk on Sept. 24, 2019, in Grandview, Wash. (Richard Duval Images)
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Drake Chandler performs a late-night punchdown of Syrah on Sept. 24, 2019, at Yakima Valley College in Grandview, Wash. (Richard Duval Images)
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Dawn breaks over a mechanical harvester on Sept. 24, in 2019, at Sheridan Vineyard in Zillah, Wash. (Richard Duval Images)
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Louanne Boushey of historic Boushey Vineyards in Grandview, Wash., inspects rows of Syrah just steps ahead of her picking team on Sept. 25, 2019. (Richard Duval Images)
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Freshly snipped clusters of Syrah from Boushey Vineyards in Grandview, Wash., make their way to a bin on Sept. 25, 2019. (Richard Duval Images)
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The emergence of autumn colors frames clusters of Syrah at Boushey Vineyards in Grandview, Wash. (Richard Duval Images)
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Storm clouds in the Yakima Valley on Sept. 24, 2019, signal unfriendly weather for growers and winemakers. (Richard Duval Images)

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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