In recent years, the futures have largely failed to sell to consumers, with wine drinkers instead waiting until the wines are released and hit store shelves.
While numbers like these may be boring to some, the 2018 California Crush Report was released today and the overall results are encouraging.
Already, substantial price hikes and importer headaches have begun to plague those in the industry.
The North Coast wine grape harvest last year set new records in tonnage and pricing, according to newly released numbers.
Constellation had been looking to unload the majority of its lower-end wine brands for a while, and finally found a buyer in Gallo.
Sales of Rhone Valley wines remain stable, event with yields trending downward.