Below are statistical highlights for the California wine industry. To find historical and world figures on sales, acreage, consumption, production and more, go to: wineinstitute.org/resources/statistics
/ California Wine Industry Benefits
The State & Nation
Annual Economic Impacts*
|$61.5 billion in state economic impact|
|$121.8 billion in national economic impact|
|330,000 jobs in California|
|820,000 jobs nationwide|
|$12.3 billion in state wages|
|$25.8 billion U.S. wages|
|$101.5 million given in the charitable contributions from California wineries|
|$14.7 billion paid in state and federal taxes|
|20.7 million tourists visit California wine regions|
|$2.1 billion tourists spent by tourists in state|
Source: Wine Institute, Gomberg-Fredrikson Report, *Stonebridge Research California Impact Study 2009, California Dept. of Food & Agriculture, U.S. Tax & Trade Bureau, and U.S. Dept. of Commerce.
/ California Wine Profile 2011
America’s top wine producer
California makes 90% of all U.S. wine and is the world’s 4th leading wine producer after
France, Italy and Spain.
3,540 bonded wineries
Up 108% from 1,704 wineries in 1992; nearly all family owned businesses.
211.9 million cases
California wine sales volume in the U.S. market, with shipments growing 26% since 2002′s 168.7 million cases.
$19.9 billion retail value
Estimated retail value of California wine sales in the U.S.
61% share of U.S. market by volume
Three of every five bottles sold in the U.S. is a California wine.
$1.39 billion in export revenue
U. S. wine exports, 90% from California, reached a record high, growing 22% in value from 2010; up 153% from $549 million in 2002.
California exports 51 million cases to 125 countries; up 65% from 31 million cases in 2002.
Our partners in sustainable winegrowing.
543,000 acres of winegrapes
Winegrapes are grown in 48 of 58 counties in California; 116 federally approved American Viticultural Areas.
3.35 million tons harvested of winegrapes
More than 110 winegrape varieties.
$2.13 billion in farmgate value to growers
Farmgate value of California winegrapes; one of California’s top three agriculture commodities by value.