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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