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“California Wine Month”



Think you know about California Wine… these fun facts might just surprise you!!


7 Fun Wine Facts


  • There are 2,843 Wine Grape Growers in California
    • They produce 90% of the wine made in US
    • There are 526,000 acres of wine grapes
      • These Vineyards cover less than 1% of California land
  • California is the 4th Leading Wine Producer in the World
    • The other three are Italy, France and Spain
    • In a blind taste testing, California Wines outranked some of France’s finest
  • California has been in the Wine making business for over 250 years
    • Vineyards in Napa Valley date back to 1769
  • 3,542,037 tons of grapes in California were crushed/stomped in 2020
    • That’s over 7 billion pounds worth of grapes
    • There are over 20 different Grape Stomping Festivals in California every year, up and down the coast where you can get your grape stomping on!!
  • Falcons protect the grapes
    • They’re the line of defense against smaller birds eating the grape crops
  • Chardonnay is the leading variety of wine in California
    • Followed closely by Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, White Zinfandel and Pinot Grigio
  • Under state law, wines labeled as “California” must contain 100% fruit grown in and produced in California. 

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