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May 2014 Data Released on 06.13.2014Value of US Winery Shipments to Consumers Reaches $1.657 BillionDirect-to-consumer shipments grew 6% in May and 10% in the past 12 months, according to the Wines & Vines/ShipCompliant Model. The value of U.S. wine shipped direct to consumers by wineries reached $1.657 billion in 12 months through May. The monthly total of $135 million reflected a slower growth rate than April.
Direct-to-Consumer Shipments » Month 12 Months May 2014 $135 million 6% $1,657 million 10% May 2013 $127 million $1,503 million
Shipments from Napa County, Calif., wineries accounted for 48% of the value of DtC shipments in the 12 months through May. This was the same percentage as a year earlier. Cabernet Sauvignon accounted for 45% by value of those shipments, which was an increase of 2%.