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California has too much wine, due in part to a record 4.3 million ton harvest in 2018 and a drop in demand for wine in 2019, when 3.9 million tons were harvested. Some 200,000 tons of wine grapes were not harvested in 2019 because growers could not find buyers for their wine grapes. There may be more unwanted wine grapes in 2020.
California wineries shipped 276 million nine-liter cases of wine in 2019, including 87 percent to US consumers and 13 percent abroad. In 2019, Chardonnay was 20 percent of US wine sold, Cabernet Sauvignon 15 percent, and red blends and Pinot Grigio 10 percent each. The US has been the world’s largest wine market since 2010, with total sales of $75 billion, including $44 billion worth of California wine.