In 2018, Yakima Valley restaurant, Los Hernandez Tamales, was given the culinary trophy award by the James Beard Foundation.

This year, the Yakima Valley strikes again with a nominee for the highly-coveted tribute.

Congratulations to Mike Sauer at Red Willow Vineyard in Wapato(1001 Stephenson Rd) for being a semi-finalist in the Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Producer category! The vineyard is one of the oldest vineyards in Washington state and is recognized by its distinctive and photographic chapel.