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2014 Washington wine grape harvest begins hot, fast

August 26, 2014

Washington's growth is coming from new blocks of vines coming into production this year, particularly red varieties in the warm Horse Heaven Hills south of the Yakima Valley. It's also expected to be among the warmest on record. As of Aug. 17, the 2014 growing season was ahead of the hot 2013 vintage and well ahead of the long-term average.