2019 Washington wine grape production totaled 201,000 tons, a 23% decrease from 2018
- Cabernet Sauvignon was the top producing variety grown in the state at 53,740 tons or 27% of the total. Chardonnay was ranked second, at 33,540 tons or 17% of the total. Both varieties showed a significant decrease from prior year, with a decrease of 28% for Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% decrease for Chardonnay.
- Red varieties accounted for 60% of the total production, same as the past 3 years.
- Overall red varieties experienced a drop of 21% while white varieties experienced a 26% decrease with the most significant decrease in white varieties Gewürztraminer reflecting a 48% decrease and Riesling reflecting a 39% decrease from 2018.
- Growers received an average of $1,315 per ton for all varieties in 2019, an increase of $102 from the previous year.
- Of all the published varieties, Petit Verdot continues to receive the highest average price per ton at $1,876.
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