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Climate and Seasons

The Weather

The weather elements in Washington are important to how wine grapes grow including sun, dry growing season, water, daytime air and soil temperature, diurnal shift, different microclimates, and vital challenges.

World Class Wine Growers

The grape growers in Washington State are a progressive community that understands strength in unity, so they use global information sharing and focus on academic study and old fashioned hard work.

To learn more tactics that growers are using in Washington check out all of the Washington State vineyards, or visit wawgg.org to learn more about Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers, an entire organization exists that is dedicated to the enhancement of the quality of grapes and growers livelihoods leads.

Seasons of Wine

A wine calendar to help you decide when to buy, when to taste, and when to visit.

Planting........................January - March
Fermenting.......................August - January
Growing.......................March - September
Bottling............................February - May
Pruning........................June - September
Celebrating......................All Year Long
Harvesting....................August - November

Learn more about the ideal conditions

The Earth

Vines are somewhat choosy about their soils. A combination of lack of nitrogen, strong drainage and healthy organic nutrient matter is a consensus perfect dirt. It may be “bad” for growing almost anything else, but it is “good” for the vine.

The Vines

Rootstock and vine age are two important elements when it comes to the health of the plant and taste of the wine.