2018 Wine Grape Forecast

Wine grapes on Central Coast

Our latest forecast for wine grapes for 2018 is at a record 4.5 million tons. This is assuming 562,000 bearing acres for this year. We’ve seen a slight downward trend in total acres the last few years due to old vines, replacements with new crops and damage.

2018 has seen great conditions for the most part, with average to above average outlooks. Temperature has been the driving factor for our forecasts this year.

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