VineLines Dispatch: Woodinville crushes through smoke, pandemic

By on September 26, 2020

Despite the smoke and the pandemic, harvest is in full swing throughout the Great Northwest Wine region.

Resident photojournalist Richard Duval is on the road to capture harvest and crush activities for a series of photo essays on the progress of the season. Initially, he’ll focus on Washington; as travel conditions allow, he’ll venture into Oregon and Idaho as well.

Let us know what you’re picking or pressing at info@greatnorthwest.com – he’ll do his level best to get to you.

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Lisa Callan and her team at Callan Cellars in Woodinville prepare for harvest. (Richard Duval Images)
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Lisa Callan of Callan Cellars in Woodinville steams barrels preparation for harvest. (Richard Duval Images)
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Lisa Callan and her team at Callan Cellars in Woodinville prepare for harvest. (Richard Duval Images)
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Lisa Callan and her team at Callan Cellars in Woodinville prepare for harvest. (Richard Duval Images)
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Lisa Callan of Callan Cellars in Woodinville adds yeast to a lot of Cabernet Sauvignon on Sept. 12, 2020. (Richard Duval Images)
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Lisa Callan of Callan Cellars in Woodinville oversees fermentation on Sept. 12, 2020. (Richard Duval Images)
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Pomum Cellars makes some room for the 2020 vintage when winemaker Javier Alfonso empties an amphora of 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon with fruit coming in the next day. (Richard Duval Images)
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Pomum Cellars makes some room for the 2020 vintage when winemaker Javier Alfonso empties an amphora of 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon with fruit coming in the next day. (Richard Duval Images)
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Pomum Cellars makes some room for the 2020 vintage when winemaker Javier Alfonso empties an amphora of 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon with fruit coming in the next day. (Richard Duval Images)
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Pomum Cellars makes some room for the 2020 vintage when winemaker Javier Alfonso empties an amphora of 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon with fruit coming in the next day. (Richard Duval Images)
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Michael Florentino Cellars in Woodinville, Wash. empties a bin Sauvignon Blanc on Sept. 12, 2020. (Richard Duval Images)
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Sauvignon Blanc grapes are on their way to the crusher/destemmer at Michael Florentino Cellars on Sept. 12, 2020, in Woodinville, Wash. (Richard Duval Images)
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Brad Sherman shows off a cluster of Sauvignon Blanc on Sept. 12 at Michael Florentino Cellars in Woodinville, Wash. (Richard Duval Images)
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Grapes of Sauvignon Blanc are sorted quickly at Michael Florentino Cellars on Sept. 12, 2020. (Richard Duval Images)
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Everyone is masked up as Sauvignon Blanc comes into Michael Florentino Cellars on Sept. 12, 2020, in Woodinville, Wash. (Richard Duval Images)
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Michael Florentino Cellars in Woodinville works crush on Sept. 12, 2020. (Richard Duval Images)
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Woodinville winemaker John Patterson keeps an eye on crush Sept. 12, 2020 at Michael Florentino Cellars in Woodinville, Wash. (Richard Duval Images)
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Shane Howard of Pondera Winery crushes Chardonnay from Stillwater Creek Vineyard in the newly established Royal Slope American Viticultural Area on Sept. 17, 2020. (Richard Duval Images)
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Shane Howard of Pondera Winery samples Chardonnay from Stillwater Creek Vineyard in the newly established Royal Slope American Viticultural Area on Sept. 17, 2020. (Richard Duval Images)
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Woodinville winemaker John Patterson of Patterson Cellars oversees crush for Pondera Winery on a hazy Sept. 17, 2020. (Richard Duval Images)
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Grape arrive for LOVE THAT RED Winery in Woodinville, Wash. on Sept. 17, 2020. (Richard Duval Images)
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Pamela Adkins shows off a grape cluster on Sept. 17, 2020 at Adrice Cellars in Woodinville, Wash. (Richard Duval Images)
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Pamela Adkins oversees crush Sept. 17, 2020 at Adrice Cellars in Woodinville, Wash. (Richard Duval Images)
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Jeff Lindsey-Thorsen of W.T. Vintners brings in grapes on Sept. 17, 2020. (Richard Duval Images)

About Richard Duval

Contributing wine photojournalist Richard Duval captures vivid wine imagery for Great Northwest Wine, Wine Press Northwest and other regional and national wine media. His images are found in wine marketing guides throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho and used by a growing number of wineries in the Pacific Northwest. From his studio in Woodinville, Wash., Richard creates bottle shots and captures the occasional portrait of wine personalities. His “Art from the Vine” fine art exhibit has been displayed in restaurants, hotels, wineries and wine centers throughout the region. He markets wine work, which includes a line of personal greeting cards, online via WinePix — http://www.winepix.net.

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