Crush report: Average California winegrape price sets record

03/09/2012 09:05:00 PM
The Grower Staff

The National Agricultural Statistics Service estimates that California's wineries crushed 3.874 million tons of winegrapes, down 3 percent from the 3.986 million tons crushed in 2010.

The information was contained in the state's final grape crush report issued earlier this week.

The white wine crush totaled 1.426 million tons, down 7 percent from 2010, whereas the red wine crush totaled 1.92 million tons, down 6 percent from 2010.

The average per-ton price paid for all varieties in 2011 topped $591, up 9 percent from 2010 and a record high, according to the report.

The average per-ton price for red types was $706 and for whites, $542.

View the complete report at www.nass.usda.gov.



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