As always, contributing photographer Richard Duval roamed the wine regions of Washington during the past several months, capturing scenes from harvest. Among the thousands of images he took are two Syrah picks on the same day, though miles and hours apart.

The first, from a brisk early morning pick, was at Dineen Vineyard in Zillah, with the fruit headed for Orenda Winery in Carnation. This was followed by an early afternoon pick from the Discovery Vineyard, nestled along the Columbia River in the Horse Heaven Hills. Here vineyard Manager Oliver May ties down the bins headed to Darby Winery in Woodinville.

“Every year, I’m reminded yet again not only of the sheer size of the Columbia Valley grape growing region but its diverse terroir as well,” notes Duval. “From Wapato to the Horse Heaven Hills, the appellation grows an astounding range of superb wine grapes. Harvest is when they all get to shine.”