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California Wine Data

Excerpts from Jim Budd Author of “Appreciating Fine Wines”

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There are at least 847 "bricks and mortar" commercial California wine producers. Roughly half of the 847 commercial wineries in California sell less than 5,000 cases, and the largest 25 ship 90 percent of all California wine to markets worldwide.

Commercial Wineries In California by County

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

El Dorado County - 17

Riverside County - 16

San Joaquin County - 14

Santa Clara County - 12

San Diego County - 11

San Mateo County - 11

Humboldt County - 8

Marin County - 8

Los Angeles County - 7

Nevada County - 7

San Benito County - 7

Ventura County - 7

Yolo County - 7

Lake County - 6

Calaveras County - 6

Kern County - 6

Mariposa County - 4

Solano County - 4

Tulare County - 4

Stanislaus County - 4

Butte County - 3

Tuolumne County - 3

Madera County - 2

Sacramento County - 2

San Bernardino County - 2

Contra Costa County - 1

Glenn County - 1

Lassen County - 1

Merced County - 1

Modoc County - 1

Placer County - 1

Shasta County - 1

Trinity County - 1

Yuba County - 1

Total - 847

California wine data from: Motto, Kryla & Fisher Research



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