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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


Annual Economic Impacts*

California wine industry benefits the State & Nation

$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 2018

America’s top wine producer

California makes 81% of all U.S. wine and is the world’s 4th leading wine producer.

3,900 bonded wineries

Mainly family-owned businesses, many multi-generational. Number excludes second tasting rooms and non-production bonded wine premises.

248 million cases

California wine sales volume into the U.S. market.

$40.2 billion retail value

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

61% share of U.S. market by volume

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

$1.46 billion in export revenue

U.S. wine exports, 95% from California.

California exports 41.7 million cases to 142 countries.

5,900 winegrape growers

Our partners in sustainable winegrowing.

637,000 acres/242,400 hectares of winegrapes

Winegrapes are grown in 49 of 58 counties in California; 139 federally approved American Viticultural Areas.

4.28 million tons/3.88 million tonnes harvested of winegrapes

More than 110 winegrape varieties.

$3.66 billion in farmgate value to growers

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