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As he tools down the road in his 29-passenger bus, Eric Miller cultivates enthusiasm and interest for Yakima Wine Country.

Emptying a bottle of luscious Yakima Valley wine was the easiest part of this DIY bird feeder project. The hardest part was drilling two holes in the bottle to dispense the seeds. With a little practice, that part becomes almost as easy. Before you start, watch a few YouTube videos on drilli…

“Give me wine to wash me clean of the weather-stains of cares”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Growing up in High Wycombe, a commuter town 25 miles west of London, England, Jez Slowe is not your average Yakima musician. 2017 will be his 17th year living in the United States and although he calls Yakima his home and High Wycombe his “hometown,” he feels neither truly British nor Americ…

Planting a vineyard, growing grapes and making wine sounds dreamy, doesn’t it? But when you hear Kyle Welch’s story of what it takes to make wine — it may drop off your bucket list. “It’s not as simple as putting a stick in the ground, sitting back and watching it grow,” says Welch, winemake…

Vigneron Gary Cox started Cox Canyon Vineyards and Ellensburg Canyon Winery in 1999 with a long-term goal of environmental sustainability, becoming the first sustainable vineyard and winery in Kittitas County. A vineyard, after all, can have a lifespan of 120 years. The oldest known vine in …

Recently a text from local artist, Janet Buege, appeared on my cell phone, with a photo of stacked Borton Fruit apple boxes. “I never know what work comes my way,” the text said. “They’re partnering with some TV food show and these will be on the set!” Perhaps without knowing it, residents o…

I got off to a great start this year. Eating healthier, more water, frequent exercise and more sleep. But all these good new habits deserve a reward, right? Well I thought so and my treat of choice was lunch at Winey Dogs.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Welcome to 2017. A fresh new year, a fresh start. As I write this Note from Yakima Magazine for the Travel Edition, I look for quotes to accompany my letter. I have always been moved by the words of Rumi and wanted to find just the right quote from him to start the first issu…

Josey Fast never pictured herself owning a framing shop and art gallery, but when the opportunity presented itself, she realized it was actually the perfect canvas to draw together her wide range of skills.

If you’ve driven a few miles in most any direction away from Yakima, you’ve inevitably noticed a hop vine or two growing. In fact the Yakima Valley is home to 75 percent of the hops grown in the United States. And while the Valley has become synonymous with hop production, that’s hardly the …

Travel. Whether it’s for business or for pleasure, the steps we now need to take to get from point A to point B are far less glamorous than in days gone by. We tend to carry on our bags instead of dealing with the cost and time it takes to check them. We find ourselves spending hours at airp…

Is it just me or is January kind of a tough month? All the holiday hoopla has come to an end and winter stretches ahead with its foggy gray days and scratchy throats. It’s bitter cold and it seems like everyone you know (including yourself) is on a diet, isn’t drinking or just joined a gym. …

I’ll never forget that first morning we woke up in the sleepy mountain town of Myoko, Japan. Over a foot and a half of snow had fallen overnight and it was still coming down in buckets. My husband, Andy, and I had come to Japan with a film crew; to explore the mountains on skis, enjoy the lo…

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