Puget Sound 

  • Established in 1995
  • 121 vineyard acres of vinifera grapes planted, total AVA acreage is 2,918,765
  • 61% red to 39% white
  • 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.
  • Washington's only growing region located west of the Cascade Mountain range