Record wine grape harvest in 2013 in Washington

Record wine grape harvest in 2013 in Washington

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Record wine grape harvest in 2013 in Washington

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 10:43 AM

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) -- A record 210,000 tons of wine grapes were harvest last year in Washington.
 
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says that's up 12 percent from the previous year's record harvest.
 
Cabernet sauvignon is king.  The report released Monday said cabernet sauvignon was the top variety in the state, with 42,600 tons; Second was chardonnay with 40,500 tons; Third, white riesling at 40,200 tons; Fourth, Merlot at 36,000 tons.
 
 All of the top four varieties increased production over 2012.

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