How climate change is affecting Washington winemaking

It’s getting warmer. The Washington wine industry has a plan to do something about that, including planting different varieties of grapes, and more of them, in new locations.

WHEN ROB GRIFFIN started his career as a Washington winemaker 40 years ago, it was cooler in the Columbia Valley. In fact, he recalls that the 1977 harvest began the second week of October. In 2014, Washington’s wine grape harvest began Aug. 7. Last fall, Griffin brought in his first few tons of grapes on Aug. 18.

Pacific NW Magazine: Outdoor Living 2017 edition

Pick up a hard copy on Sunday, Feb. 19 for a Great Plant Picks poster on the inside cover. 

The “cityscape” at the dining-room end of the deck features year-round grasses, rushes, ferns and a small maple tree in a cluster of gray urns. The dining table is from Crate and Barrel. (Mike…

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