- Washington’s 2017 wine grape production totaled 227,000 tons, a 16% decrease from 2016.
- Cabernet Sauvignon was the top producing variety grown in the state at 62,200 tons or 27% of the total. Chardonnay was ranked second, at 39,300 tons or 17% of the total.
- Red varieties accounted for 57% of the total production, compared to 58% in 2016.
- The top 3 red wines crushed, representing nearly 90% of red wines, grew 5.4% (compound annual growth rate) over the last 5 years.
- Growers received an average of $1,198 per ton for all varieties in 2017, an increase of $41 from the previous year.
- Of all the published varieties, Petit Verdot received the highest average price per ton at $1,700.
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