California wineries: Growth and change in a dynamic industry
George M. Cooke, University of California
Edward P. Vilas, University of California
California Agriculture 43(2):4-6. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v043n02p4.
George M. Cooke is Extension Enologist, Department of Viticulture and Enology, University of California, Davis. Edward P. Vilas is Staff Research Associate, Department of Viticulture and Enology, University of California, Davis.
A preliminary analysis of the geographic distribution, age, and size of California wineries shows that three-fourths of them were founded in the past 15 years. More than half of the new wineries are in north coastal counties and are rated as “mini” to small in size.
The authors are grateful to Philip Hiaring for use of the data in the Wines & Vines Directory of the Wine Industry in North America.