WSU Viticulture and Enology

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Juice and Processing Grapes

Juice grapes grown in Washington are typically those derived from Vitis labrusca, a grape species native to North Eastern North America.

Classically, purple grape juice in North America is made from ‘Concord’ grapes and white grape juice is made from ‘Niagara’ grapes.  Washington State’s grape juice industry production value in 2006 was at $470 million. Washington is the #1 juice grape producer in the USA.

Vineyard Establishment

Common to all vineyard types, learn what needs to be considered when establishing a new vineyard.

Economics of Production

Use published cost-of-production calculators and statistics to help improve vineyard profitability.

Washington State Juice Grape Sustainability Report Card

Sustainability is the key to the longevity and profitability of the juice grape industry.

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