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|
|$249 million given in charitable contributions nationwide 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|
Sources: U.S. Tax and Trade Bureau; BW166; The Gomberg, Fredrikson Report; Global Trade Information Services; and California Dept. of Food & Agriculture. The number of bonded wineries includes multiple facilities of single wine companies, bonded wine cellars and alternating proprietorships.
/ California Wine Profile 2017
America’s top wine producer
California makes 81% of all U.S. wine and is the world’s 4th leading wine producer after France, Italy and Spain.
4,800 bonded wineries
Up 79% from 2,687 wineries in 2007, mainly family-owned businesses, many multi-generational.
241 million cases
California wine sales volume into the U.S. market, with shipments growing 22% since 2007’s 198 million cases.
$35.2 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.
$1.53 billion in export revenue
U. S. wine exports, more than 90% from California.
California exports 42.2 million cases to 138 countries.
5,900 winegrape growers
Our partners in sustainable winegrowing.
599,000 acres/242,000 hectares of winegrapes
Winegrapes are grown in 49 of 58 counties in California; 139 federally approved American Viticultural Areas.
4 million tons/3.6 million tonnes harvested of winegrapes
More than 110 winegrape varieties.
$3.2 billion in farmgate value to growers
Farmgate value of California winegrapes; one of California’s top three agricultural commodities by value.