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Calif Wine Grape Acreage Continued to Decline in 2020: USDA

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California’s 2020 wine grape acreage dropped 11.1% over 2019 for a total of 620,000 acres. Of the total grape acreage, 580,000 were bearing while 40,000 were non-bearing. This according to the latest USDA 2020 Grape Acreage Report (PDF)


The leading wine-type varieties continued to be Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Flame Seedless was the leading table type grape variety.


Table-type grape acreage totaled 130,000 acres with 122,000 bearing and 8,000 non-bearing. Acreage of raisin-type grapes totaled 145,000 acres, of which 142,000 were bearing and 3,000 were non-bearing.


Thompson Seedless continued to be the leading raisin-type variety and was utilized for raisins, fresh market, concentrate, and wine.