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Preliminary Winegrape Crush Report is 4.007 Million Tons - Turrentine Brokerage

February 12, 2018

"For the second year in a row, the total crop of Cabernet Sauvignon in District 8, of which is largely from Paso Robles, saw a record crop of 79,516 tons, a 15% increase from 2016 and a whopping 51% over the five year average. The increase in supply will give ample opportunity for growing and developing brands. ... District average price for most major varieties in District 8 increased, which is confusing to what actually occurred on the spot market. This past year was the tale of two markets, the first half of the calendar year experienced strong pricing, and as the season progressed, spot market prices decreased for almost all varieties in this district."