EDITOR'S NOTE: As of February 2019, Yakima Magazine is a special publication produced monthly by the Yakima Herald-Republic News Department.

Washington state is one of the world’s great wine growing regions — on nearly the same latitude as some of the most famous French wine producing areas. We are the second-largest premium wine producer in the United States, with more than 1,000 wineries and 400 grape growers. Only California h…

Few things are as relaxing as finding a comfortable spot in the sunshine, putting together a great snack and sipping a glass of your favorite rosé. Spring and early summer in the Yakima Valley, with blossoming fruit trees bursting with the promise of fruit, is the perfect season to enjoy thi…