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Washington State Wine Fast Facts

National rank:
2nd largest premium wine producer in the United States

Number of wineries:
1,000+

Number of wine grape growers:
400+

Varieties produced:
70+

Number of AVA's:
16

Ratio of red to white:
59% red to 41% white

Annual wine production:
Approx. 17.7 million cases

Wine grape acreage:
60,000+ acres

Record harvest:
2016 with 272,000 tons

Most recent harvest:
2019 with 201,000 tons

Total Economic Impact:
$8.4 Billion

Wine market segment:
Washington State is focused on the premium wine market segment (wines sold for $8 and higher).

Average hours of summer sunlight:
16 hours per day, about 1 more hour than California's prime growing region

Annual rainfall:
6-8 inches in Eastern Washington (the major grape growing region) 35-38 inches (96 cm) in Western Washington