Boushey

We have long been a fan of the man, the myth, the legend, grape farmer Dick Boushey and in 2014 we were able to dip our toe into the water and partner with Dick and his better half Luanne with a couple tons of Mourvèdre. Since then we have grown our relationship and are fortunate to be able to work with Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvèdre from his eponymous vineyard in the Yakima Valley just north of Grandview, WA.

Adding to the intrigue of this cooler growing site (for Washington), the 3 varietals we work with here are grown contiguously on the mid-slope of the vineyard. This allows us to capture a truer expression of a singular place in the blend as well as when bottled as a single varietal. The Boushey vineyard’s flavors transcend varietal and offer up an elegance and depth not found in many warmer sites just a few miles away. This expression of place is at the core of our philosophy at W.T. Vintners. The soils are a mix of silt/loam topsoil over Missoula flood deposits in the lower block and transition to shallow silt/loam over fractured basalt as one climbs in elevation.

Weather at the Vineyard

Air Quality Alert

Issued:
1:42 PM PDT on August 17, 2018
Expires:
12:00 PM PDT on August 18, 2018
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Friday 08/17/2018 0%
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Mostly clear. Lows overnight in the upper 50s.
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Saturday 08/18/2018 0%
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Sunny skies. High 93F. Winds light and variable.
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Sunday 08/19/2018 0%
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Mainly sunny. High 96F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
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Monday 08/20/2018 20%
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Sunshine and clouds mixed. High around 95F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph.
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Tuesday 08/21/2018 0%
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Mainly sunny. High around 95F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
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Mainly sunny. High 96F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.
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Thursday 08/23/2018 0%
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Mainly sunny. High near 90F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

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