Puget Sound

Established 1995

  • 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.
© 2012 Washington Wine Commission

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