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.