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

Winter Weather Advisory

Issued:
7:33 AM PST on December 11, 2018
Expires:
12:00 PM PST on December 11, 2018
Chance of Rain
Tuesday 12/11/2018 40%
Chance of Rain
Considerable cloudiness. Occasional rain showers this afternoon. Some mixed winter precipitation possible. High 47F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 12/12/2018 0%
Partly Cloudy
Partly to mostly cloudy. High 48F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 12/13/2018 10%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High around 50F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly Cloudy
Friday 12/14/2018 0%
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy. High around 45F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 12/15/2018 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High around 45F. Winds light and variable.
Chance of Rain
Sunday 12/16/2018 50%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with showers. High 42F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.
Chance of Rain
Monday 12/17/2018 30%
Chance of Rain
A mix of clouds and sun in the morning giving way to a few showers during the afternoon. High 47F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.

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