Statistics

Statistics

Below are statistical highlights for the California wine industry. To find historical and world figures on sales, acreage, consumption, production and more, go to: wineinstitute.org/resources/statistics

/ California Wine Industry Benefits
The State & Nation

Annual Economic Impacts*

$61.5 billion in state economic impact
$121.8 billion in national economic impact
330,000 jobs in California
820,000 jobs nationwide
$12.3 billion in state wages
$25.8 billion U.S. wages
$101.5 million given in the charitable contributions from California wineries
$14.7 billion paid in state and federal taxes
20.7 million tourists visit California wine regions
$2.1 billion tourists spent by tourists in state

Source: Wine Institute, Gomberg-Fredrikson Report, *Stonebridge Research California Impact Study 2009, California Dept. of Food & Agriculture, U.S. Tax & Trade Bureau, and U.S. Dept. of Commerce.

/ California Wine Profile 2014

America’s top wine producer

California makes 90% of all U.S. wine and is the world’s 4th leading wine producer after France, Italy and Spain.

4,400 bonded wineries

Up 93% from 2,275 wineries in 2005, nearly all family owned businesses.

224.9 million cases

California wine sales volume into the U.S. market, with shipments growing 21% since 2005’s 185.5 million cases.

$24.6 billion retail value

Estimated retail value of California wine sales in the U.S.

60% share of U.S. market by volume

Three of every five bottles sold in the U.S. is a California wine.

$1.5 billion in export revenue

U. S. wine exports, 90% from California, were the second highest on record, growing 122% in value from 2005.

California exports 49.2 million cases to 125 countries; up 14% by volume from 2005.

5,900 winegrape growers

Our partners in sustainable winegrowing.

615,000 acres/249,000 hectares of winegrapes

Winegrapes are grown in 49 of 58 counties in California; 135 federally approved American Viticultural Areas.

3.89 million tons/3.53 million tonnes harvested of winegrapes

More than 110 winegrape varieties.

$2.95 billion in farmgate value to growers

Farmgate value of California winegrapes; one of California’s top five agricultural commodities by value.