- 69 vineyard acres (28 hectares) of vinifera grapes planted.
- There are approximately 45 wineries located within the greater Puget Sound region.
- The temperate climate rarely suffers from prolonged freezes in winter and enjoys long mild and dry summers.
- The core area of this appellation has a growing season that is drier and sunnier than many classic wine grape growing regions in Europe.
- Semi-permeable cemented subsoil allows the deep-rooted vinifera vines to survive the late summer soil water deficit.
- Precipitation averages 15 inches (38cm) to 30 inches per year, mostly falling in the winter dormant season, with a growing season of over 180 days.
- Madeleine Angevine, Siegerebbe and Muller-Thurgau are the predominant varietals.
- Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir also show promise in this appellation.
Images of the Puget Sound AVA
Puget Sound Vineyard Post Puget Sound vineyard with post. /_assets/managed/images/1687_vineyard_post.jpg
Puget Sound Ferries Ferries on the Puget Sound. /_assets/managed/images/1690_ferries.jpg
Vineyard Lane Puget Sound vineyard. /_assets/managed/images/1686_vineyard_lane.jpg
View of the Seattle Skyline Another view of the Seattle Skyline from Elliot Bay. /_assets/managed/images/1691_skyline_2.jpg
Wine Bottle Wine bottle on a ledge with a view of the vineyard. /_assets/managed/images/1693_wine_bottle.jpg
Barn with Pond Puget Sound vineyard barn with pond. /_assets/managed/images/1692_farm_pond.jpg
Seattle Skyline View of Seattle skyline from Elliot Bay. /_assets/managed/images/1685_seattle_skyline.jpg
Wine Barrels Stack of wine barrels. /_assets/managed/images/1689_wine_barrels.jpg
Puget Sound Vineyard Tree Puget Sound vineyard with tree. /_assets/managed/images/1688_vineyard_tree.jpg
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