California Wine Harvest Produces High Quality, Large Volume (by

Posted: November 25, 2012 by wynmaker in California, Cellars, Oenology, Vinification, Vintage, Wine, Winemaking, Wineries, World wine news
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 High Quality, Large Volume!

High Quality, Large Volume!

Wine grape growers throughout California are heralding an excellent vintage coming off the 2012 harvest, prompting superlatives such as “exceptional,” “outstanding” and “idyllic.” 

The results are in sharp contrast to the grape harvest throughout most of Europe, where poor weather negatively impacted both quantity and quality in France, Italy and other regions.

The 2012 California wine grape harvest is estimated at 3.7 million tons, up from 3.3 million tons in 2011, according to The Wine Institute. Both 2011 and 2010 were considered to be of good to excellent quality, depending on the region, but were shorter in volume, so the higher tonnage in 2012 is a welcome development.


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