2021 Washington wine grape production totaled 179,600 tons, an 1% increase from 2020.
- Cabernet Sauvignon was the top producing variety grown in the state at 50,865 tons or 28% of the total. Chardonnay was ranked second, at 25,675 tons or 14% of the total. Both varieties showed a decrease from prior year, with a decrease of 2% for Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% decrease for Chardonnay.
- The top six varieties represented 84% of the overall tonnage. Several varieties experienced a significant increase, specifically Syrah which grew by 15% and Sauvignon Blanc which grew by 8%.
- Overall red varieties experienced an increase of 5% while white varieties experienced a 5% decrease. Red varieties accounted for 62% of the total production.
- Growers received an average of $1,460 per ton for all varieties in 2021, a decrease of $35 from the previous year. Cabernet Sauvignon saw the largest average price decrease at $190, representing a decrease in average price per ton of 9%. Sauvignon Blanc increased the most, by $120 per ton or 12%.
- Mourvèdre received the highest average price per ton at $2,447, reflecting the most significant increase of 47% over 2020.
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