United States Wine and Grape Industry FAQS
(General Industry Stats 2019)

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Grape Production

  • Grapes are the highest value fruit crop in the US
  • Grape production is valued at over $6.5 billion
  • 36% of the value of non-citrus fruit grown in the US are from grapes
  • US has nearly one million acres of grape-bearing land (wine, table grapes, and raisins)
  • Over 7,500,000 tons of grapes were produced in the US in 2018

 

Wine Production

  • Over 900,000,000 gallons of wine produced in 2017
  • California makes 85% of all US wine
  • US accounts for 12% of the world’s wine production
  • The US leads the world in wine consumption 
  • In January 2019, there were 10,043 wineries in the US
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Exports

  • US wine exports reached $1.46 billion in value in 2018 *
  • 95% of US exported wine comes from California
  • Volume shipments reached 375 million liters or 41.7 million cases *
  • The top 5 markets are the European Union, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, and China

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Top 10 Wine Producing States (2018)

 StateGallons
1California684,864,000
2Washington35,670,000
3New York28,536,000
4Oregon10,938,800
5Texas4,280,400
6Michigan2,853,600
7North Carolina2,378,000
8Virginia2,378,000
9Illinois2,378,000
10Pennsylvania2,140,200

Top 10 Number of Wineries Per State

Rank

State

Wineries

1

California

4,501

2

Oregon

793

3

Washington

792

4

New York

403

5

Texas

352

6

Virginia

291

7

Pennsylvania

285

8

Ohio

254

9

Michigan

191

10

North Carolina

171

Top 10 State by Economic Impact 

State

Impact

1. California

$71.2 Billion

2. New York

$13.8 Billion

3. Texas

$13.1 Billion

4. Florida

$11 Billion

5. Washington

$9.6 Billion

6. Illinois

$7.0 Billion

7. Oregon

$6.5 Billion

9. Virginia

$5 Billion

10. Michigan

$4.9 Billion

* Wine Institute
Wines Vines Analytics, 2018
WineAmerica. Economic Impact Report, 2017

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