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World-wide pinot production

by Jenise » Tue May 02, 2006 3:49 pm

Some interesting stats in the Wine Spectator's recent pinot article, stated in terms of how many acres are planted to pinot vs. total acres of vineyards:

Burgundy 26,000 out of 66,300
Champagne 31,300 out of 81,200
New Zealand 3,200 out of 17,800
California 24,000 out of 440,300
Oregon 7,500 out of 13,700


Too bad they didn't break California down, the areas are so disparate and California so large that it's a bit ridiculous to look at statewide totals.
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Re: World-wide pinot production

by Bill Buitenhuys » Tue May 02, 2006 4:13 pm

More interesting Cali pinot data
Total pinot acreage by year
1993 8,576
1994 8,727
1995 8,503
1996 8,264
1997 8,085
1998 8,179
1999 9,183
2000 11,769
2001 14,651
2002 16,815
2003 20093
2004 22645

but Merlot went from abouty 7,000 to 51,000 acres in this time

Cali Grape Crush Data shows total acreage growth of 300,000 acres to 440,000

Biggest pinot regions in CA - 2004 data
Mendo 1800 acres out of 16000 (round numbers)
Monterey 4000 / 40000
Napa 2700 / 43000
Santa Barbera 2800 / 18000
Sonoma 10000 / 58000

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