Q13 Fox News
March 25, 2017

Taste of Washington highlights record 2016 grape harvest as wineries said they are trying to keep up with growing consumer demand.

“It’s fantastic for Washington wines,” said JJ Williams, who runs Kiona Vineyards and Winery with his family.

Kiona Vineyards grows grapes and produces wines in the Red Mountain AVA area of Washington, near the Tri-Cities. Kiona Vineyards was one of more than 300 wineries in Seattle for the Taste of Washington. Williams said the record year is great for businesses and farmers, but even better for customers.

“It’s really good for consumers,” he said.

Not only was grape production up 22 percent over the year prior, the grapes that were produced were some of the best the region has seen, he said. “You can have a cabernet that at any other year would have been in an $80 dollar bottle, is all of a sudden in a $20 or $30 dollar bottle,” said Williams.

For consumers, that means your $20 dollar of wine won’t be less expensive but it will taste better and be easier to find.>>>Read entire article on Q13 Fox News