Washington yields down, Oregon up as harvest finishes (US)

Washington yields down, Oregon up as harvest finishes (US)

As harvest finishes in the Pacific northwest, vintners are pondering a season of opposites. While 2011 has been the coldest harvest in living memory for Washington, Oregon had one of the longest growing seasons ever. Lower sugar levels were a given in both states, but while Washington’s yields were down, in Oregon – which saw more rain – yields were the highest on record.

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