About the United States Wine and Grape Industry

(General Industry Stats 2014)

Grape Facts

  • Grapes are the highest value fruit crop in the US
  • Valued at close to $5 billion
  • 32% of the value of all non-citrus fruit in the US
  • Sixth largest fruit crop in the US
  • Nearly 25,000 farms grow grapes
  • Nearly one million acres of grape bearing land (wine, table grapes, and raisins)
  • The US produced over 7,000,000 tons of grapes in 2013

Wine Production Facts

  • More than 350,000,000 gallons of wine was produced from January to July 2014
  • California produces 90% of US wine
  • US accounts for 10% of the world’s grape production and 5% of the grape acreage
  • US accounts for 8% of the world’s wine production
  • The US leads world in consumption with sales of close to $35 billion
  • As of October 1, 2014 there are 7,946 wineries in the US

Exports

  • US wine exports reached $1.55 billion in winery revenues, up 16% to previous year, a gain for fourth year (Wine Institute)
  • Volume shipments reached 435 million liters or 478 million cases (Wine Institute)
  • The top 5 markets are the European Union, Canada, China, Japan, and Mexico

Tourism

  • Nearly 30 million winery visits annually, providing employment to over 50,000 people

Sustainability

  • Sustainable practice programs lead the wine industry in practices that are environmentally friendly and that reinforce the connection between wine and the community
  • Programs exist East to West: from New York to California, Oregon and Washington

Grape and Wine Stats

Top 10 Wine Producing States

Rank State Gallons
1 California 783,047,749
2 Washington 34,712,644
3 New York 28,900,557
4 Pennsylvania 10,278,722
5 Oregon 7,964,417
6 Vermont 4,315,420
7 Ohio 3,582,902
8 Michigan 2,334,036
9 Kentucky 2,241,527
10 Texas 1,026,465
Top 10 Wineries by State

Rank State Number of Wineries
1 California 3,782
2 Washington 681
3 Oregon 599
4 New York 320
5 Virginia 248
6 Texas 204
7 Pennsylvania 182
8 Ohio 143
9 Michigan 137
10 North Carolina 129



1 USDA NASS, 2013
2 USDA NASS, 2014
3 Statistics gathered from the U.S. Tax & Trade Bureau, 2013
4 Wines Vines Analytics, 2014 http://www.winesandvines.com/template.cfm?section=widc&widcDomain=wineries