Veraison – the changing of color of the grapes – has begun in Columbia Valley. Brittany Komm, vineyard manager at Precept Wine, noted veraison in Dolcetto at Skyfall Vineyard in Yakima Valley on July 14th. Veraison occurred in this same variety and vineyard on July 21st in 2020, July 12th in 2019, July 18th in 2018, and July 13 in 2017. 

Veraison always means one thing: Harvest is not far off!

Picture here courtesy of Brittany Komm (@grape_lady_ on Instagram).

NB: This post was updated after publication to include the 2018 veraison date.