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For Washington winemakers, 2020 was a very good year - to pivot

November 09, 2020

The biggest issue facing the Washington wine industry is one shared worldwide: supply vs. demand. The state has grown woefully out of balance to the extent of 2.3 million cases per year of unsold wine. ... Estimates for the 2020 vintage note that the crop will be down 25%, primarily because of early freeze damage that vines suffered in October 2019 and less-than-prime growing conditions this year at critical points of spring and early summer.