Crop estimates from the Washington Association of WineGrape Growers put this year’s wine grapes at over 230,000 tons. This is an increase from 210,000 tons in 2013 and 188,000 tons in 2012. The crop is expected to result in a record-breaking amount of wine grapes.
The Oregon Wine Board is expecting high yields this season. Winemakers attribute this to the fact that minimum temperatures, rather than maximum temperatures were higher than usual, reducing vine stress. Many estates began harvest two weeks earlier than usual, some finishing in mid-September, compared to early November in 2010 and 2011. Grapes crushed by Oregon [...]
Early projections in California say that 2014 yields will total 3.8-3.9 million tons. This is a slight reduction in tonnage from 2013 because of smaller set and berry sizes, yet still the third-largest by volume of record. Some Sonoma growers did report larger crops than 2013. The drought brought challenges, but winemakers in Napa report [...]
Wine grape production is expected to be more substantial than usual this year. In 2013, the yield yas 2,742 tons of wine grapes; yields are expected to be about 20% higher than 2013’s yields.
Due to a late spring frost and cool summer, yields are expected to be smaller than in years past. However, the Colorado Wine Industry Development Boards expects the grapes that remain to be hearty and of high quality.