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March 2016 Data Released on 04.15.2016Direct-to-Consumer Shipments Hit Seasonal HighWine club shipments and the coming of spring to make shipping safer helped boost direct-to-consumer shipments to a typical seasonal high point in March. Shipments were up by 12% from last March and kept the 12-month total over $2 billion for the second time ever.
Direct-to-Consumer Shipments » Month 12 Months March 2016 $283 mil 12% $2,052 mil 10% March 2015 $252 mil $1,863 mil
The value of DtC shipments from U.S. wineries passed $283 million in March.
The volume of DtC shipments was 509,622 cases in March.
Oregon wineries stayed ahead of Washington State wineries in DtC shipment value with more than $102 million for Oregon wines during the 12 months through March.
Oregon and Washington had only one varietal/type in common in the top four best-selling DtC shipment wines from each state. Oregon Pinot Noir led in overall average bottle price for the Northwest, but Washington Cabernet Sauvignon was close behind.
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