20071204

Washington wine grape harvest a record

Washington state's wine grape crop hit a record 127,150 tons this year, a 5.5% increase in the harvest of cabernet, merlot, riesling and other varietals.

That puts the state's output at No. 2 in the nation, well behind California's 3.2 million tons.

Vicky Scharlau, executive director of the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers, said: "Mother Nature smiled on Washington state once again this year and provided an ideal climate for grapes. She provided us with a fast start, a slow middle and a long finish to produce a vintage to remember."

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1 comment:

Reginald T. Kronic said...

I hope that translates into great wines at resonable prices.