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The Washington State wine region encompasses the entire state and is the second largest premium wine producer in the United States. Bisected by the Cascade Mountain Range from north to south, areas west of the Cascade crest have a maritime climate, whereas areas to the east have a semi-arid climate. Over 99% of vineyard plantings are in eastern Washington where warm, dry temperatures allow a wide variety of grapes to ripen. Vineyard soils are largely defined by their relationship to the Missoula Floods. Warm, dry weather and the use of irrigation lead to minimal vintage variation and consistently high-quality wines.

Region

55,000+ acres of growing area

14 viticulture areas

People

900+ wineries

350+ wine grape growers

Production

270,000 tons crushed

16 million cases produced

40% growth in the last five years

Impact

Economic Impact Study, August 2015

 

$4.8 billion USD contributed annually to the state’s economy

25,900 jobs created

$193 million USD spent by more than 800,000 tourists each year

Primary Grape Varietals

Washington Produces Nearly 70 Different Varietals

 

Cabernet Sauvignon

Merlot

Syrah

Cabernet Franc

Chardonnay

Riesling

Sauvignon Blanc

Gewurztraminer

Semillon

Pinot Gris

Viognier

Unique Fact 
Eastern Washington is one of the northernmost wine regions in the world and is dry enough to be categorized as a semi-arid climate. Due to its unique climate, Eastern Washington is remarkably fungus free; as a result, very few chemical based anti-fungicides are required, leading to sustainable vineyard practices that leave vibrant, healthy, lively soils and water sources.

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1615 L Street NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20036

 

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