California’s 2013 record breaking wine grape harvest

February 17, 2014

vineyard1Amid California’s devastating drought, 2013 looks to be a record harvest year for wine grapes. [Register]

Preliminary figures from the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s show that the crop of red and white varieties combined weighed in at 4.23 million tons in 2013, up 5 percent from 4.02 million tons in 2012. The larger harvest is likely because of increased acreage and favorable temperatures.

Wine grapes, one of California’s top commodities, brought $3.16 billion in revenue last year, according to the California Association of Winegrape Growers.

 


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