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Preliminary 2023 Grape Crush Report released by USDA

For more than 40 years, the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has conducted the annual Grape Crush survey through a cooperative agreement with CDFA, and this year’s preliminary report has been released.

The 2023 crush totaled 3,728,923 tons, up 1.6 percent from the 2022 crush of 3,670,861 tons. Red wine varieties accounted for the largest share of all grapes crushed, at 1,959,024 tons, up 2.3 percent from 2022. White wine varieties crushed totaled 1,709,270 tons, up 15.3n percent from 2022. Tons crushed of raisin type varieties totaled 43,621, down 58.9 percent from 2022, and tons crushed of table type varieties totaled 17,008, down 89.9 percent from 2022.

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 2023 season, this total was 282,343 tons, 7.6 percent of the 2023 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 2023 average price of all varieties was $1,038.97, up 11.4 percent from 2022. Average prices for the 2023 crop by type were as follows: red wine grapes, $1,346.13, up 13.6 percent from 2022; white wine grapes, $733.33, up 6.4 percent from 2022; raisin grapes, $285.60, down 7.7 percent from 2022; and table grapes, $195.57, down 8.7 percent from 2022.

A final report will be released on March 8, 2024.

Read full preliminary crush report here

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