A Closer Look at the Crop in the Interior
The Final Grape Crush Report released March 10th, shows no significant changes from the Preliminary Report. The total crop of winegrapes harvested statewide in 2010 was 3.58 million tons, down only 3% from 2009, making 2010 the third largest crop in California history. There were dramatically different results in different regions of the state, with the North Coast down 5%, the Central Coast up 5%, the Northern Interior down 22% and the Southern Interior up 5%. We’re going to look at the results from the Interior Regions of the state more closely below and discuss the changing market for Chardonnay.