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California Winery Statistics

Source: 1999 Statistics from MFK Research Report

The 847 wineries and 4,400 wine grape growers in California produce more than 2.6 billion bottles of wine with a $12.3 billion dollar retail value according to an MFK Research report that was commissioned by the Wine Institute and the California Grape Growers Association.

California is responsible for 91% of all wine produced in the United States and 72% of all wine sold in the U.S.A.  There are 427,000 acres of land planted to the wine grape varieties. 


The number of wineries in the state is a bit confusing since the BATF listed 1056 winery licenses in the state of California in 1999.  Not all of these are physical wineries, though.  Many wine companies will produce more than one brand of wines in the same facility.  There are 847 actual wineries in the state.  The following chart gives a breakdown of the location by county for those wineries.

California Wineries by County

County: Wineries
Napa County 232
Sonoma county 172
San Luis Obispo County 63
Mendocino County 41
Santa Cruz County 35
Santa Barbara County 35
Monterey County 23
Alameda County 22
Fresno County 19
Amador County 18
Top Ten Counties 660
All Other Counties 187
Total in California 847

California Wineries by Cases Produced

Cases Produced Wineries
Over 10,000,000 7
1,000,000 - 10,000,000 19
500,000 - 1,000,000 10
100,000 - 500,000 33
50,000 - 100,000 194
25,000 - 50,000 73
Under 25,000 511
Total Wineries in California 847