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August 2012 Data Released on 09.14.2012
 
U.S. Winery Production Increasing
The U.S. winery count has grown steadily over the past 12 months. With the sale of the Mark West brand to Constellation, Purple Wine moved from the Large to the Medium level. The Limited Production winery count has dropped for two reasons. On the positive side, they move up into the Very Small group as they ramp up their production. On the downside, they are vulnerable to closure due to local economies, distribution, retirement and other pressures.
 
 
Winery Database » Month      
August 2012 7,397      
August 2011 7,211    
       
 
 
Number of U.S. Wineries
Winery Size Aug 2011 Aug 2012 Change
Large (500,000+) 50 49 -2%
Medium (50,000 - 499,999) 236 238 1%
Small (5,000 - 49,999) 1,347 1,369 2%
Very Small (1,000 - 4,999) 2,737 2,973 9%
Limited Production (< 1,000) 2,841 2,768 -3%
Total 7,211 7,397 3%

 

Annual Production (Cases)
Winery Size Aug 2011 Aug 2012 Change Production %
Large (500,000+) 263,182,100 273,662,100 4% 83%
Medium (50,000 - 499,999) 29,804,800 31,051,800 4% 9%
Small (5,000 - 49,999) 16,920,269 17,253,819 2% 5%
Very Small (1,000 - 4,999) 5,656,476 6,160,511 9% 2%
Limited Production (< 1,000) 1,195,474 1,206,487 1% 0%
Total 316,759,119 329,334,717 4% 100%
 
 
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