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Washington tops 40,000 acres planted

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Washington’s vineyard plantings exceeded 40,000 acres in 2010 according to the United States Department of Agriculture. Plantings totaled 40,575.9 acres, up from 36,500 acres in 2009.

The majority of the increase came from plantings in the Yakima Valley (1,832.5 additional acres) and the Horse Heaven Hills (1,524 additional acres). However, the diminutive Red Mountain saw the largest percentage increase – a whopping 40% - growing from 852.4 acres to 1,199.8.

Washington is the second largest wine growing state in the nation behind California. The state is, however, a distant second. For perspective, Napa Valley is home to over 45,000 acres of grapes and California boasts more than ten times that number.

USDA numbers for 2010 are shown below. Note that these numbers do not include the sections of the Walla Walla Valley, Columbia Gorge, and Columbia Valley AVAs that stretch into Oregon.

AVA

2010 Acreage

Columbia Valley

40,050

Yakima Valley

16,042.2

Horseheaven Hills

10,129.5

Wahluke Slope

5,652

Rattlesnake Hills

1,566.6

Red Mountain

1,199.8

Walla Walla Valley

1,148

Snipes Mountain

759

Columbia Gorge

277.3

Lake Chelan

226.7

Puget Sound

69.1


Washington State Total

40,575.90

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