SOURCE: Turrentine Brokerage

Turrentine Brokerage

February 07, 2013 13:24 ET

Media Advisory: Release of Wine Grape Crush Report Reveals a Rebound in Yields at a Pivotal Time, Experts Explain

NOVATO, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 7, 2013) -

The California Department of Food and Agriculture's Preliminary Grape Crush Report for 2012 is a critical barometer for the wine and grape industry, containing prices and tons of wine grapes crushed during the 2012 harvest. The Crush Report provides growers and wineries insight into the inventory position for the California wine business as a whole, and influences market dynamics for the current bulk wine market as well as the upcoming 2013 harvest.

CDFA is scheduled to release the Grape Crush Report at Noon on Friday, February 8, 2013.

The Crush Report is likely to show that the total 2012 California wine grape crop increased considerably from 2011. After a challenging 2011, the 2012 growing season was nearly ideal throughout the state, providing an increase in yields over the last several years. This was especially true in the North Coast, in particular, Sonoma County Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. In the Northern Interior, it will be interesting to look at the size and continued trend of Zinfandel being harvested from white to red wine. Paso Robles and the Southern Interior suffered from extreme heat which limited production. This larger harvest comes at a time when supplies were nearing record lows, alleviating some of the upward pressure on bulk wine and grape pricing.

With 40 years of wine industry experience, Turrentine Brokerage, California's largest wine grape and bulk wine brokerage company, has a team dedicated to be trusted and strategic advisors to wineries, growers and financiers. Turrentine Brokerage is available to provide comment and analysis on this report and its probable impact on growers, wineries and consumers.

Turrentine Brokerage will have its experienced team of grape and wine brokers and analysts available all day Friday, and throughout the week, for comment and questions. 

Contact Information

    Steve Fredricks
    President / Partner
    (415) 847-0603
    specialty: grapes and bulk wine throughout California and around the world

    Brian Clements
    Vice President / Partner
    (707) 495-8151
    specialty: grapes throughout California, especially Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake Counties

    Erica Moyer
    Broker / Partner
    (209) 988-7334
    specialty: grapes from the San Joaquin and Sacramento Valleys and the Central Coast

    Audra Cooper
    Broker / Partner
    (805) 400-9930
    specialty: grapes from the Central Coast