Organic Wine Sales

Asked May 14, 2014, 6:12 PM EDT

I know that wine sales in the USA were over $34B in 2013. However, I'm looking to track down what percentage of that total was made up of organic wines. Can you help please?

Thanks!

Marin County California viticulture

2 Responses

Hello! Thank you for using eXtension and eViticulture! I tried to search for an answer and it looks like the Organic Trade Association - http://www.ota.com/index.html has some information for sale, but other articles have used their data to highlight wine sales.

  1. http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_5597.cfm
  2. http://blogs.usda.gov/2013/01/08/organic-101-organic-wine/
  3. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=17021546&show=abstract
I wasn't able to find very informative journal articles - but there are a few:- http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cb.210/pdf and http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=17014458&show=abstract. The closest I can get to a number is $24.8 billion for organic beverages AND food. I'm sorry that I can't be of more help, but I hope that there are some useful numbers in these articles. One person that might know is Paul Vossen,Fruit, Vegetable & Marketing Advisor, (707) 565-2621, pmvossen@ucdavis.edu
http://cesonoma.ucdavis.edu/SpecialtyCrops/
Take care!

Thank you for your efforts - much appreciated!