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About the United States Wine and Grape Industry

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Wine Grape United About Industry

(General Industry Stats 2014)

Grape Facts

Grapes are the highest value fruit crop in the US

Valued at close to $5 billion

32% of the value of all non-citrus fruit in the US

Sixth largest fruit crop in the US

Nearly 25,000 farms grow grapes

Nearly one million acres of grape bearing land (wine, table grapes, and raisins)

The US produced over 7,000,000 tons of grapes in 2013

Wine Production Facts

More than 350,000,000 gallons of wine was produced from January to July 2014

California produces 90% of US wine

US accounts for 10% of the world’s grape production and 5% of the grape acreage

US accounts for 8% of the world’s wine production

The US leads world in consumption with sales of close to $35 billion

As of October 1, 2014 there are 7,946 wineries in the US

Exports

US wine exports reached $1.55 billion in winery revenues, up 16% to previous year, a gain for fourth year (Wine Institute)

Volume shipments reached 435 million liters or 478 million cases (Wine Institute)

The top 5 markets are the European Union, Canada, China, Japan, and Mexico

Tourism

Nearly 30 million winery visits annually, providing employment to over 50,000 people

Sustainability

Sustainable practice programs lead the wine industry in practices that are environmentally friendly and that reinforce the connection between wine and the community

Programs exist East to West: from New York to California, Oregon and Washington

Grape and Wine Stats

Top 10 Wine Producing States

Rank   State   Gallons  
1   California   783,047,749  
2   Washington   34,712,644  
3   New York   28,900,557  
4   Pennsylvania   10,278,722  
5   Oregon   7,964,417  
6   Vermont   4,315,420  
7   Ohio   3,582,902  
8   Michigan   2,334,036  
9   Kentucky   2,241,527  
10   Texas   1,026,465  

Top 10 Wineries by State

Rank   State   Number of Wineries  
1   California   3,782  
2   Washington   681  
3   Oregon   599  
4   New York   320  
5   Virginia   248  
6   Texas   204  
7   Pennsylvania   182  
8   Ohio   143  
9   Michigan   137  
10   North Carolina   129  



1 USDA NASS, 2013
2 USDA NASS, 2014
3 Statistics gathered from the U.S. Tax & Trade Bureau, 2013
4 Wines Vines Analytics, 2014 ?section=widc&widcDomain=wineries

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