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Washington Wine Country harvest in full swing

Washington Wine Country harvest in full swing.

PROSSER, Wash. — Wine grape growers are in the middle of a very busy harvest season.

Four Feathers General Manager David Forsythe said the harvest season starts in September and goes until the first frost.

He told Action News 2017's harvest is a little smaller than usual, but he hopes it will make for a better quality of wine.

Four Feathers, which is able to produce over 3-million gallons of wine in its tanks, is one of 240 wineries in our area.

Forsythe said our wine country is a distant-second to California as far as volume is concerned, but said the quality of each vintage produced from local grapes is neck and neck with those ranked as best in the country,

"It's really a great place to be as a wine consumer because you have some of the best wines from around the world are made right here in your backyard. You're getting great wine that's a great value."

Forsythe said it's been fun to watch the local industry grow and gain recognition over the last 20 years and thinks the demand for Washington wine will continue to expand.

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