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
1. Riesling
2. Chardonnay
3. Pinot Gris
4. Sauvignon Blanc
5. Gewurztraminer
6. Viognier
7. Semillon
8. Chenin Blanc

Leading Red Varietals
1. Cabernet Sauvignon
2. Merlot
3. Syrah
4. Cabernet Franc
5. Malbec
6. Pinot Noir
7. Sangiovese
8. Lemberger

Ratio of White to Red
55% White to 45% Red

Wine Production
12 million cases

Wine Grape Acreage
43,000+ acres

Record Harvest
160,000 tons in 2010

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