California Crushed About 3.9 Million Tons of Winegrapes in 2019

Feb 11, 2020

(WB) - California crushed fewer wine grapes last fall than in 2018, according to the preliminary 2019 grape crush report released Monday.

California crushed roughly 3.9 million tons of grapes in 2019 – or 8 percent less than in 2018, according to data the California Agricultural Statistics Service report. Red wine varieties totaled 2.1 million tons, down 12.8 percent from 2018. White wine varieties crushed totaled 1.75 million tons, down 4.3 percent. 

“It’s still a lot of grapes,” said Steve Fredricks, president/partner at Turrentine Brokerage, referring to the 2019 crush.

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