2015 California grape crush 7 percent lighter
The preliminary estimate is in and the 2015 California grape crush totaled 3,862,385 tons, down 7 percent from 4,144,534 tons in 2014, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
As in recent years, red wine varieties were the largest share of all grapes crushed, at 2,037,083 tons, down 5 percent from 2014. The white wine variety crush totaled 1,662,159 tons, down 5 percent from 2014.
Meanwhile, raisin type variety tonnage was 92,432, down 41 percent from 2014.