The Burn of Columbia Valley AVA

Designated: 2021Vineyards: 1,500 acres (607 hectares)Top Variety: Cabernet SauvignonAverage Annual Precipitation: 8-9 inches The Burn of Columbia Valley is located in south-central Washington, west of Horse Heaven Hills. The triangle-shaped appellation is wholly contained within the larger Columbia Valley. There are three distinguishing features of the appellation. The first is its soils, which are…

Top 100 WAwine from 2021

There’s no better way to begin the new year than with a laundry list of delicious wines to explore and enjoy. We’re here to share with you the Washington wines that made national and international Top 100 lists in 2021 from James Suckling, Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Enthusiast, and Wine Spectator.

Summer Vacay Wines

When the summer sun starts cooking the city, nothing feels better than a trip to the coast. Make sure to bring WA wine with you to stay extra cool.

Vintages: 30-Year Overview

Below, you’ll find a summary of each vintage for the past 30 years. If you are looking for more information, please reach out to Heather Bradshaw, Communications Director at Washington Wine, at [email protected] 2021179,600 Tons Harvested 2021 was a warm growing season in Washington marked…
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Washington Adds Two American Viticultural Areas

SEATTLE (June 16, 2021)—Washington has two new American Viticultural Areas (AVAs). The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) will publish the final rules for White Bluffs and The Burn of Columbia Valley tomorrow, June 17, 2021, to officially define them each as designated wine grape-growing regions.“We have been anxiously…

Seeing a Future for Crop Estimation Technology

Published in Good Fruit GrowerBy Ross Courtney August 4, 2020 As Will Beightol slowly drove through a vineyard in early June, a box the size of a microwave mounted to his ATV snapped thousands of pictures. Known as the Flash, the box is a crop estimation sensor developed by…