California grape acreage report

California’s 2009 wine-type grape acreage is estimated at 531,000 acres. Of the total acres, 489,000 were bearing and 42,000 were non-bearing.

Table-type grape acreage totaled 93,000 acres with 84,000 bearing and 9,000 non-bearing. Acreage of raisin-type grapes totaled 219,000 acres, of which 216,000 were bearing and 3,000 were non-bearing.

The leading wine-type varieties continued to be Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Flame Seedless was the leading table-type grape variety. Thompson Seedless continued to be the leading raisin-type variety and was utilized for raisins, fresh market, concentrate, and wine.

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