Interpreting Grape Acreage Statistics
Learn how statistical estimates can contribute to better planting and grape sourcing decisions that account for pullouts, and the lag factor between planting and production.
Jun 2005 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Grape acreage statistics are readily available in great detail but, unfortunately, are difficult to decipher for meaningful insight. The California Department of Agriculture annually publishes a report in the spring of each year that indicates, by variety, region and year, plantings of grapevines. This extensive report has a wealth of content. The difficulty is in analyzing and trending the information so as to gain an overview and/or insight into what are the transcending factors and perceivi...
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