Although Washington’s wine history is not the oldest, the state’s 900+ wineries with over 50,000 acres of vineyards, produce more wine than any other US state, second to California.
Nearly all wine is produced in the state’s hot, eastern area while there are some grapes grown in the Puget Sound, which is in the colder, more moist west.
White wines such as Riesling and Chardonnay, and reds like Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, are the most commonly grown varieties in the state. Although, the region still produces very nice wines by way of over 60 different varieties.
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During grape growing season, warm daytime temperatures in the air and within soils are vital to Washington States varieties. These ideal variables assist with the skin and seed color, along with the skin and pulp texture, flavor compounds and tannins. The cold winter months are perfect for grape vines dormancy, allowing plants to rest, while restoring for the grow season.