Wash. wine-growing area expects more growth

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — The Red Mountain wine-growing region in Benton County has become an internationally known appellation with a growing number of wineries and hundreds of acres of vines.

Further growth on the ridge between West Richland and Benton City is inevitable.

The Tri-City Herald reports that Benton County commissioners last week approved a master site plan for the area.

Benton County officials, winery and vineyard operators, landowners and local agencies have been working since the mid-2000s on a plan to guide that future development.

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