Bud break has begun in the sleepy grapevines of Eastern Washington. This fuzzy bud is from Quintessence Vineyard in the Red Mountain AVA. Overall, we are a few weeks behind normal, but there is plenty of time for the vines to catch up. Harvest is only 4-6 months away!
Our Spring Release was a huge success thanks to all of you. We loved being able to visit with Wine Club members, neighbors and some new wine fans on April 1 and 2. The new Chenin Blanc and Rose' are perfect for the warmer weather ahead. The new Merlot is tasting big and fruity, while the chewy Petit Verdot is nearly sold out already. These wines are available online at the North Bend winery (Saturdays from 1:00-5:00 pm) or in Richland (by appointment).