Grapes and Wine

Rocky Reach Named Washington’s 20th AVA
Rocky Reach Named Washington’s 20th AVA
The Washington Wine Community continues to grow. On Friday, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau published the final rule, establishing Rocky Reach as Washington’s 20th American Viticultural Area, better known as AVA. “We are extremely pleased to have the Rocky Reach AVA approved,” said David and Michelle Dufenhorst, who own Rocky Pond Winery and two vineyards located within the AVA. “Thi
UC Davis Research Could Help Wine Industry Adapt To Climate Change
UC Davis Research Could Help Wine Industry Adapt To Climate Change
Scientists at UC Davis have identified new root traits that help grapevines resist drought, which could be beneficial as the western U.S. continues to face drought year after year. Viticulture and Enology Assistant Professor Megan Bartlett said the industry already has a pretty wide range when it comes to drought tolerant to drought sensitive already in existence in the in commercial root stocks

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