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 Stagnation Advisory

Issued:
9:03 AM PDT on October 22, 2018
Expires:
10:00 AM PDT on October 23, 2018
Clear
Monday 10/22/2018 0%
Clear
Lots of sunshine. High 66F. Winds light and variable.
Clear
Tuesday 10/23/2018 0%
Clear
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 67F. Winds light and variable.
Mostly Cloudy
Wednesday 10/24/2018 0%
Mostly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 64F. Winds light and variable.
Chance of Rain
Thursday 10/25/2018 60%
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy in the morning. Increasing clouds with periods of showers later in the day. High 62F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 10/26/2018 10%
Partly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 64F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 10/27/2018 0%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 63F. Winds light and variable.
Chance of Rain
Sunday 10/28/2018 50%
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will give way to occasional showers in the afternoon. High 62F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

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