US: California Wine Harvest, Pegged At 3.9 Million Tons
California winemakers are toasting what numerous say is an astounding 2014 vintage, notwithstanding difficulties, for example, a continuous dry weather and a seismic tremor in wine country pretty much as harvest season was outfitting. The USDA has estimate California's 2014 wine harvest at 3.9 million tons, a 8% lessening from a year ago's record crop. While its altogether more modest than 2013's grape harvest, the 2014 aggregate is still anticipated that will enlist as the third-biggest wine grape crop on record for the Golden State.
California's 2014 harvest season has likewise been noteworthy for its initial begin, with a few vintners calling it the earliest in more than 10 years. Winemakers from over the state studied by the Wine Institute—including Duckhor, Trinchero, Michael David, Wente and Coppola Winery —all reported high caliber over their vineyard possessions, raising desires for California's 2014 vintage wines