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*
|$57.6 billion in state economic impact|
|$114 billion in national economic impact|
|325,000 jobs in California|
|786,000 jobs nationwide|
|$17.2 billion in state wages|
|$34.9 billion U.S. wages|
|$101 million given in charitable contributions in California from the California wine industry|
|$15.2 billion paid in state and federal taxes|
|23.6 million tourist visits to California wine regions|
|$7.2 billion spent by tourists in state|
Source: Wine Institute, Gomberg-Fredrikson Report, *John Dunham & Associates California Impact Study 2015, California Dept. of Food & Agriculture, U.S. Tax & Trade Bureau, and U.S. Dept. of Commerce.
/ California Wine Profile 2015
America’s top wine producer
California makes 85% of all U.S. wine and is the world’s 4th leading wine producer after France, Italy and Spain.
4,600 bonded wineries
Up 102% from 2,275 wineries in 2005, nearly all family owned businesses.
229 million cases
California wine sales volume into the U.S. market, with shipments growing 23% since 2005’s 185.5 million cases.
$31.9 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.
$1.6 billion in export revenue
U. S. wine exports, 90% from California, reached an all-time record, up 7.6% from 2014 by value.
California exports 51.2 million cases to 135 countries.
5,900 winegrape growers
Our partners in sustainable winegrowing.
608,000 acres/246,000 hectares of winegrapes
Winegrapes are grown in 49 of 58 counties in California; 138 federally approved American Viticultural Areas.
3.7 million tons/3.4 million tonnes harvested of winegrapes
More than 110 winegrape varieties.
$2.5 billion in farmgate value to growers
Farmgate value of California winegrapes; one of California’s top five agricultural commodities by value.