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The California wine grape harvest was a record 4.5 million tons in 2018, up six percent from 2017. The 2019 crush was smaller at 4.2 million tons, but unsold wine from 2018 lowered prices for 2019 grapes, so that some Napa Cabernet sold for as little as $1,500 a ton, less than a third of 2018 prices.
There is too much wine chasing too few US consumers. A sixth of US wine consumers, some 35 million Americans, drink 95 percent of US wine. Industry leaders blame calls for Dry January and sober September as well as the popularity of fruit-flavored malt beverages such as White Claw and Truly for a one percent decline in wine sales in 2019 to 370 million 12-bottle cases. The value of wine sold in the US in 2019 was $38 billion or $104 a case or $8.60 a bottle.