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CALIF CRUSH! 2017 Preliminary Report 4.007 Mil Tons of wine grapes, down a hair from 2016. Price up slightly

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Red wine varieties accounted for the largest share of all grapes crushed, at 2,242,984 tons, down 1.6 percent from 2016. In 2017, Chardonnay continued to account for the largest percentage of the total crush volume with 14.5 percent. Cabernet Sauvignon accounted for the second leading percentage of crush with 14.2 percent.


Grapes produced in District 4 (Napa County) received the highest average price of $5,204.98 per ton, up 11.0 percent from 2016.


District 3 (Sonoma and Marin counties) received the second highest return of $2,803.52, up 8.2 percent from 2016.


The 2017 Chardonnay price of $921.77 was up 4.0 percent from 2016, and the Cabernet Sauvignon price of $1,547.94 was up 5.3 percent from 2016. The 2017 average price for Zinfandel was $589.82, down 2.4 percent from 2016, while the French Colombard average price was up 2.5 percent from 2016 at $267.39 per ton.

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Last year: 2016 Grape Crush UP 8.5% Over 2015.

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