|Wine Industry Metrics||Please select:||METRICS EMAIL SIGN UP|
April 2014 Data Released on 05.15.20146% Monthly Growth and 7% 12-Month Growth for Domestic WinesDomestic wine, including table wine and sparkling wine, grew 6% in off-premise locations in April compared to April 2013, while the 12-month rate of growth stayed at 7% compared to the previous 12 months. Sauvignon Blanc was the fastest growing major white wine category, according to IRI, the Chicago-based market research firm.
IRI Channels »
Month 12 Months April 2014 $595 mil 8% $7,623 mil 9% April 2013 $550 mil $7,022 mil
Chardonnay Dominates Market Share of White Wines
Chardonnay is by far the queen of white wine types, claiming more than 50% market share by value, and sales of almost $1.8 billion during the past 12 months. Pinot Grigio/Gris and Sauvignon Blanc are growing fast, while Riesling, white Zinfandel and non-vintage California chablis are shrinking.
Sauvignon Blanc Grows Fastest of Major White Wines
Sauvignon Blanc is the fastest growing major white varietal off-premise, with an increase of 13% in value during the past 12 months for wines from all regions. The category experienced double digit growth rates for every price segment from $8 per bottle and higher. New Zealand wines are No. 2 in popularity by value.
Related Articles:08.10.2016Wine Packaging Designer Encourages InnovationFounder of international design firm says 'nothing is insurmountable'07.21.2016How to Sell RieslingExecutives from Chateau Ste. Michelle, Costco uncover why the varietal still confuses consumers06.17.2016Colorado Gets Liberal with Liquor LawState lawmakers agree to phase in retail sales of wine, beer and spirits06.08.2016Pennsylvania to Allow Wine Sales in Grocery StoresWineries to benefit as governor signs bill allowing direct shipping and grocery sales06.06.2016Coastal California Pinot Noir in Short SupplyThe varietal's reputation may suffer as Central Valley grapes fill the void