September is "California Wine Month"! And each year, for the last 13 years, the incumbent governor has signed a proclamation describing the deep and rich history of wine in California, and how the industry as a whole, shapes the California, national and international economies. (Read the 2017 Proclamation here)
Two years ago we published a blog post celebrating California Wine Month and included some industry statistics and facts through 2014. These numbers focused on domestic and worldwide economics, domestic consumption by population and variety, and vital viticultural estimates and reports. We know a lot can change in two years, and we thought it would be fun to revisit some of these facts and figures. With the 2017 harvest just kicking off, we’ll have to wait a bit to get some of those numbers, but I predict they will be fantastic. For now, let’s take a look back to 2016 and see just how far how things have changed.