Share

8

Inches of rain annually in eastern Washington, the major grape growing region in that state. By comparison, western Washington gets 35 or more inches of rain a year. (Ever wonder why Seattle is home to so many coffee chains? Everyone’s inside drinking coffee and staying out of the rain).  Eastern Washington’s desert-like dry climate is made possible by the Cascade Mountain Range which effectively blocks the wet, marine influences of Puget Sound and the Pacific Ocean.

Get WineSpeed

Join tens of thousands of other wine lovers. Get each week’s edition of WineSpeed delivered to your inbox every Friday. It’s fast. It’s free. It’s the smartest way to stay up to speed on wine.
Email address
First Name
Last Name
Be sure to check your inbox to confim your subscription.