Friday, March 8, 2013
WINE: March is Washington State Wine Month
March is Washington State Wine Month! It is an annual celebration of Washington State's wines. Throughout the month, participating restaurants, wine shops, winery tasting rooms and hotels will be offering wine promotions. Check out the calendar of events at the Washington State Wine Commission's website.
Washington State Wine Facts
- Ranked the 2nd largest premium wine producer in the U.S.
- Washington State has over 750 wineries.
- Washington State has over 350 grape growers.
- Over 30 varieties of wine are produced in Washington State.
Leading White Varietals
3. Pinot Gris
4. Sauvignon Blanc
8. Chenin Blanc
Leading Red Varietals
1. Cabernet Sauvignon
4. Cabernet Franc
6. Pinot Noir
Ratio of White to Red
55% White to 45% Red
12 million cases
Wine Grape Acreage
160,000 tons in 2010
Info from washingtonwine.org
Posted by Chow Down Seattle at 11:08 PM
Labels: WA State, Washington State, Wine, Wine Month
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