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September 2018 Data  -  Released on October 15, 2018
 
Cooler Weather Lifts DtC Shipments 14% in September
September direct-to-consumer (DtC) shipments rose 14% from a year earlier to $252 million, Wines Vines Analytics/ShipCompliant by Sovos reported. Volumes gained just 9% in the period to 537,446, pointing to shipments of more expensive wines as cooler shipping weather arrived. Napa led the channel with $1.3 billion worth of shipments in the 12 months ended September 2018. Sonoma ranks second with $622 million worth of shipments. However, Sonoma led in volume with 1,776,913 cases shipped.
 
 
Direct-to-Consumer Shipments » Month   12 Months  
September 2018 $252 mil
14%
$2,896 mil
13%
September 2017 $222 mil $2,570 mil
     
 
 

DtC shipments totaled $252 million in September, up 14% from a year ago.

 

DtC case volume totaled 537,446 in September, up 9% from a year ago.

 

Sonoma wineries posted the largest gain in shipments in the 12 months ended September 2018, rising 27% to a volume of 1,776,913 cases. Napa ranked second with 1,726,309 cases shipped.

 

Napa claims 46% of DtC shipments with a value of $1.3 billion in the latest 12 months. Sonoma ranked second at 21%, while Oregon gained a percentage point to 6% with a value of $178 million.

 

 

 
 
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