Washington’s Invisible Vineyard: Yakima

The Yakima Valley is Washington State’s invisible vineyard. It is the state’s oldest AVA (celebrating its 30th birthday this year), it has the largest vineyard area and is the chosen source of raw materials for many of Washington’s most celebrated wines. And yet if you ask people outside the region (and some locals, too) about Yakima wine you can get a blank stare. The most famous Yakima probably has nothing whatsoever to do with wine — Yakima Canutt, the celebrated Hollywood stunt man — you saw him in Stagecoach and Ben Hur and dozens of other films– check out the highlights video above.
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Published: Aug. 20, 2013

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