wine grapes

Washington Produces Record Wine Grapes Crop in 2016
SPOKANE (AP) — The state of Washington produced a record harvest of wine grapes in 2016.
The Washington Wine Commission reported Wednesday that the 2016 harvest was 270,000 tons, up 22 percent from the previous year.
Tonnage in 2015 was down a little compared to the previous record harvest of 22…
Recent Cold Snap Didn’t Harm Wine Grapes
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The recent cold weather doesn't appear to have damaged Eastern Washington's 48,000 acres of wine grapes.
Temperatures fell to near zero for several recent nights. That compares to the historical low average for this time of year of 24 degrees...
Blankets of Snow Helpful to Grape Growers
After several tough years, local wineries are back on their feet and expecting big success in 2013. Gail Puryear, owner of Bonair Winery says an increased amount of snow has helped, which is something that does not happen every year.
The past two winters did not have enough snow on the ground and it …