The 2014 wine grape harvest is nearly done and new wine is flowing into barrels throughout the state. What a long, sweet road it's been. This year's crop may be the largest and one of the best in the state's history. Growing conditions were superb with a hot, dry summer that seemed to go on and on.
Vineyards have bloomed and those blossoms are now turning to beady green grapes. Vines are growing prodigiously. It's been a pretty magnificent spring with few threats from early spring frost or heavy rains that can cause mildew problems. Word is going around that it could be another great crop for Washington vintners.