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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Record U.S. Wine Exports

The data is in on 2015 U.S. wine sales abroad and it's good news. Compared to 2014 sales dollars where up over 7.5% and volume up over 4%. That's 1.61 billion dollars. The dollar growth between 2009 and 2014 grew 64%.

California makes 90% of all American wine and 90% of the overseas sales are California wines.

The biggest market is the UK. Europe takes 40% of our exports followed by Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, and China. As you can see Asia is a very important market for California wines.

Article from the Press Democrat on exports from local wineries.