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Numbers: 2009 Napa Valley wine grape crop detailed

by TrevR on April 28, 2010

Each year the Napa County Department of Agriculture issues a crop report detailing the volume and value of the county’s various crops, including winegrapes.

This is something we look forward to examining in order to get an assessment on the overall health of the industry and this week the report for calendar year 2009 came out.

All told, 2009 saw a sizable increase in the overall value of the Valley’s winegrape crop–checking in at $495,018,745 in 2009 compared to $399,913,100 in 2008. That’s a nearly 24% increase, which isn’t too shabby given the overall health (or lack thereof) of the economy last year.

Here is a breakdown of top five most valuable black and white winegrapes from 2009.

Top five black winegrape varieties (by price per ton)
1) Petit Verdot ($5,339.12 per ton)
2) Cabernet Franc ($5,115.54 per ton)
3) Cabernet Sauvignon ($4,772.84 per ton)
4) Malbec ($4,605.92 per ton)
5) Others ($3,563.48 per ton)

Top five white winegrape varieties (by price per ton)
1) Roussanne ($3,500.00 per ton)
2) Marsanne ($3,072.99 per ton)
3) Semillon ($2,778.80 per ton)
4) Viognier ($2,732.29 per ton)
5) White Riesling ($2,360.60 per ton)

View the full report for yourself.

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has written 716 posts on The Cork Board. He was born and aged in the Napa Valley and has a passion for wine, writing and social media, which led him to co-found this blog in early 2007. Follow him on Twitter @TrevR.

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