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Wine Commission Spurs Winery Success

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PASCO, Wash.- It's a $3 billion industry, and on the eve of the Washington Wine Commission's 20th anniversary, wine makers are celebrating.

The Commission was started to help promote Washington wines worldwide.

Under their guidance, the state's industry has grown tenfold.

Washington started with only 19 wineries and 3,000 acres.

Today there are 500 wineries and more than 30,000 acres of vineyards.