Red Mountain Turns 20 in 2021

This year, Red Mountain celebrates 20 years as an American Viticultural Area, after two pioneering spirits—John Williams and Jim Holmes—decided to plant the first vines in 1975 amid a desertous valley filled with sagebrush. Since then, a growing community of viticulturists with grit, determination and commitment to experimentation…

Red Mountain AVA

Designated: 2001Vineyards: 2,382 acres (963 hectares)Top Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, SyrahAverage Annual Precipitation: 5 inches At 4,040 total acres (1,630 ha), Red Mountain is one of Washington’s smallest appellations. It is also one of the state’s warmest, with broad, southwest-facing slopes that soak up the summer sun. Due to these…

The Five Pillars of Red Mountain with Julia Coney

Join Red Mountain AVA Alliance this fall for the “Five Pillars of Red Mountain,” a very special virtual series hosted by the inimitable Julia Coney and featuring winemakers from the Red Mountain AVA. For five Tuesdays starting October 19, they’ll explore one of the five natural elements that make…

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…

Taste Red Mountain

You’re invited for a weekend-long celebration of Red Mountain wine, taking place on June 10-12!

Red Mountain Revealed

If you’ve ever wanted to get to know Red Mountain, this is the best way to do it, aside from visiting and sipping wine in the actual tasting rooms and vineyards of course. Red Mountain Revealed is the story of Red Mountain, which is a story-in-the-winemaking. Pour yourself a bold…

Evaluating the Impacts of Early Fruit-Zone Leaf Removal in Red Wine Grape Varieties

Project Title: Evaluating the Impacts of Early Fruit-Zone Leaf Removal in Red Wine Grape VarietiesProject Duration: FY15, FY16, and FY17 (July 2014-June 2017) Principal Investigator(s): Michelle Moyer, Assistant ProfessorOrganization: WSU-IAREC, 24106 N. Bunn Rd., Prosser, WA 99350Telephone: 509-786-9234Email: [email protected] Cooperator(s): Jim HarbertsonOrganization: WSU – Wine Science CenterDescription of Participation: Dr.

Epidemiology and Management of Viral Diseases in Washington Vineyards

Project Title: Epidemiology and management of viral diseases in Washington vineyards Project Duration: July 2017 – June 2020 Principal Investigator: Dr. Naidu Rayapati, Professor, Plant Pathology (Virology)Organization: Washington State University Address: IAREC, 24106 N. Bunn Road, Prosser, WA 99350Phone: 509-786-9215Email: [email protected] Project Personnel: Dr. Sridhar Jarugula, Research AssociateDr. Chandra Thammina,…

Improving Red Wine Color and Mouthfeel Over Time

Published in Wines & VinesBy Caroline Merrell and Melissa Hansen October 2018 Formation of polymeric pigments is important for successful cellaring of red wine as they help soften wine’s astringency and provide long-lasting color. Research supported by the Washington State Wine Commission has identified factors that can maximize polymeric-pigment formation…