2016 Preliminary Crush Report

2016 Preliminary Crush Report

2016 Preliminary Crush Report


In 2016, Crush District 3, Sonoma and Marin Counties, experienced a better than average harvest with a total of 221,379 tons. This is a 22% increase in tonnage compared to 2015. In 2015, growers experienced a significant loss in yields versus the prior year. The 2016 harvested tonnage saw a price increase of 6% (Table 6) resulting in gross grape revenues of $572,219,259, which is up 29% versus 2015. The average tonnage price in 2016 was $2,585/T (Table 6). This $144 average price increase versus 2015 does not reflect bulk wine production.

The table below provides 2016 tonnage, percentage change from 2015, average prices (Table 6), dollar value for the six leading varieties and percentage change in tonnage and price/ton from 2015. These varieties account for 90% of grape sales.
 

Variety

Tons

% Change

Average Price

% Change

Dollar Value

Chardonnay

73,427

14.7%

$2,155

3.5%

$158,216,437
 

Sauvignon Blanc

16,119

32.8%

$1,686

4.7%

$27,182,122
 

Cabernet Sauvignon

41,321

25.8%

$2,961

8.9%

$122,368,306
 

Merlot

13,571

13.3%

$1,816

5.9%

$24,648,878
 
 

Pinot Noir

40,357

32.6%

$3,669

4.0%

$148,093,424
 
 

Zinfandel

14,835

14.0%

$2,924

7.8%

$43,378,120
 
 


Information on all varieties and crush districts can be downloaded from 
http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/California/Publications/Grape_Crush/Reports/


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