2015 Washington Wine Grape Production Decreased 2%
February 08, 2016
• Washington’s 2015 wine grape production totaled 222,000 tons, a 2% decrease from 2014.
• Cabernet Sauvignon was the top producing variety grown in the State at 47,400 tons or 21% of the total. White Riesling was ranked second, at 44,100 tons or 20% of the total.
• Production of red varieties increased 5% compared to an 8% decrease in the production of white
varieties. Red varieties accounted for 51% of the total production, compared to 47% in 2014.
• Cabernet Sauvignon showed the largest growth with a 5,200 ton increase.
• Growers received an average of $1,145 per ton for all varieties in 2015, an increase of $35 from the
• Of all the published varieties, Grenache received the highest price per ton at $1,722.
Note: The 2015 production and price for all wine grapes is preliminary and is subject to revision in July 2016.