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

Partly Cloudy
Friday 01/19/2018 0%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High around 50F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 01/20/2018 10%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High around 50F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of Rain
Sunday 01/21/2018 40%
Chance of Rain
Rain showers early with overcast skies later in the day. High 48F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 01/22/2018 10%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High near 50F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Rain
Tuesday 01/23/2018 70%
Rain
Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming cloudy with periods of rain later in the day. High 42F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 70%.
Chance of Rain
Wednesday 01/24/2018 40%
Chance of Rain
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will give way to occasional showers in the afternoon. High 48F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.
Mostly Cloudy
Thursday 01/25/2018 10%
Mostly Cloudy
A mix of clouds and sun in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 44F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

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