A crew mechanically harvests grapes on the western edge of the Wahluke Slope, one of the most important regions for the Washington wine industry. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine)

A crew mechanically harvests grapes on the western edge of the Wahluke Slope, one of the most important regions for the Washington wine industry. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine)

Wahluke Slope fruit plays key role for Washington’s wineries

Nearly 10,000 acres of wine grapes are planted on along the slope known for perfectly ripened fruit.

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