Washington State is a premium wine-producing region located in the northwest corner of the United States. It's the nation's second-largest producer of premium wine and is ranked among the world's top wine regions. Washington is known for its consistent quality, complexity, true to varietal wines. Precept is proud to make our home in this great state for winemaking.
- The number of wineries has more than doubled in the last decade; a new winery opens every 15 days
- There are more than 40,000 vineyard acres across the state
- Washington has 350+ wine grape growers and 750+ wineries statewide
- The wine industry has an annual state economic impact of $3 billion
- Wine grape ratio: 46% red to 54% white
- Washington has 13 American Viticultural Areas (the largest being the Columbia Valley)
- The Columbia Valley covers almost 11 million acres and represents a third of Washington State's land mass; the vast size of the area allows for a number of meso and micro climates
- Low rainfall and free-draining soils enable vineyard managers to control vine vigor in order to promote flavor development
- Warm daytime temperatures ripen fruit to perfection, while cool autumn nights protect the grapes' natural acidity.