Learn about California and Wine Related Facts
Wine enthusiasts do not need an excuse to raise a glass in celebration; however, there is no finer time than the month of September - California Wine Month. September marks the beginning of harvest in California and California Wine Month celebrates the state’s ideal climate for wine, beautiful wine country landscape, our talented and ingenious winemaking families, our celebrated lifestyle and cuisine; and our commitment to sustainability and the environment.
2012 is the eight consecutive year that California Wine Month will be celebrated in September. California wine is important to California's economy, as the state is the fourth largest wine producer in the world, makes 90 percent of American wine and is responsible for $18.5 billion in retail wine sales in the U.S.
To find out more about special activities during California Wine Month,visit www.discovercaliforniawine.com to learn about winery events, tastings, poster offers and more. California Wine Month is a campaign coordinated by Wine Institute and its more than 1,000 California wineries and affiliated businesses.
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($73.3 billion generated outside California)
|California's Finished Agricultural Product||Number 1|
|Number of Bonded Wineries||2,275|
|Number of Grape Growers||4,600|
Wine Grape Bearing Acres
|Wine Produced (750ml bottles equiv.)||2.7 billion|
|Retail Value of California Wine||
|Full-time Equivalent Jobs||
309,000 in California
875,000 in U.S.
$10.1 billion California
$25.2 billion Nationwide
|Taxes Paid in California||
$3.1 billion California (State and Local)
$1.8 billion Federal
|Taxes Paid in Other States||
$2.9 billion State
$5.2 billion Federal
|Number of Visitors||19.7 million|
|Tourism Expenditures||$2 billion|
|Charitable Contributions||$115 million|