USA: Signs Point to a Great Start for 2000 Vintage in Washington

By just-drinks.com editorial team | 17 April 2000

With the 1999 vintage still Topic A in Washington state's Columbia Valley, viticulturists and winemakers already like what they see about the 2000 vintage, which at this stage is just a gleam in the winemaker's eye. This is the time of "budbreak," which in the vineyards means "spring has sprung." Winter dormancy is over as tiny shoots emerge from the buds.

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With the 1999 vintage still Topic A in Washington state's Columbia Valley, viticulturists and winemakers already like what they see about the 2000 vintage, which at this stage is just a gleam in the winemaker's eye. This is the time of "budbreak," which in the vineyards means "spring has sprung." Winter dormancy is over as tiny shoots emerge from the buds.

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