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2022 California Grape Crush Report Misses Mark by 20,000 Tons

USDA/CDFA representatives have published an Errata to the Final 2022 Grape Crush Report as recent findings have shown that statistics published in March 2023 were off by over 20,000 tons.  The 2022 crush actually totaled 3,670,861 tons (20,718 tons higher than what was reported in March), down 5.4% from the 2021 crush of 3,880,141 tons. Red wine varieties accounted for the largest share of all grapes crushed, at 1,914,060 tons, down 5.9% from 2021. White wine varieties crushed totaled 1,482,793 tons, down 7.4% from 2021. Tons crushed of raisin type varieties totaled 106,237, down 23.0% from 2021, and tons crushed of table type varieties totaled 167,772, up 55.5% from 2021.

The Grape Crush Report includes the total number of tons crushed for concentrate production. In determining grape tonnage crushed for concentrate production, each processor was required to report the estimated equivalent tons of grapes crushed for grape concentrate. For the 2022 season, this total was 239,906 tons, 6.5% of the 2022 grape crush total. This report provides only the aggregate figure for grapes crushed for concentrate production and does not include information by district, type, or variety.

The 2022 average price of all varieties was $932.54, up 8.2% from 2021. Average prices for the 2022 crop by type were as follows: red wine grapes, $1,185.40, up 10.4% from 2021; white wine grapes, $689.45, up 2.1% from 2021; raisin grapes, $309.50, up 6.2% from 2021; and table grapes, $214.13, up 17.1% from 2021.  View the full Errata Report HERE.

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