USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released a preliminary grape crush report for 2020. It showed a 14% drop in size from the 2019 crush.
Red wine grapes accounted for the largest share of the crush and had a 16% decline. White wine varieties were down 10%. Both raisin and table varieties were down about 30%.
The average price across varieties suffered a 17% loss. Table grapes plummeted by 38%, while red wine grapes saw a 22% decline. The average price for cabernet sauvignon was down more than 30%. The prices reflect adjustments due to smoke damage, according to CDFA.