Wine Production By State [2012-2020]

Total Wine Production: United States

The US Alcohol and Tabacco Tax and Trade Bureau regulates wine production in the United States. In that function, they produce a set of interesting wine production statistics. The format of the data is inconvenient (two PDFs with different layouts depending on the year and month), but with a bit of data science, I’ve managed to collate the data for analysis.

According to the data, the United States produced 722.5 million gallons of bottled wine in 2020. Annual wine production from 2012 to 2020 is shown in the table below.

US Bottled Wine Production by Year
(Millions of Gallons)
Data provided by the US TTB
Year Total
2012 620.7
2013 652.2
2014 686.9
2015 698.7
2016 698.8
2017 711.1
2018 661.2
2019 738.8
2020 722.5

US Wine Production by Month

The data is monthly, so we can examine wine production by month. Overall wine production has been increasing over time. Using linear regression, we estimate the annual increase in wine production is approximately 56,700 gallons per year.

Total US Wine Production
Total US Bottled Wine Production (Millions of Gallons)

California Wine Production

California is by far (shown below) most significant wine-producing state. The graphic below shows California produces 47 million gallons of wine per month, although there is month-to-month variations. The lighter blue line depicts the slope of the increase of wine production in California. Wine production in California is increasing at 643,000 gallons per year since 2012.

California Wine Production over Time
California Bottled Wine Production (millions of gallons)

California Wine Production Relative to Other States

California is the behemoth of US wine production, as shown below. No other states comes close to rivaling wine production in California. California undoubtedly has an excellent wine climate.

California Wine Production Relative to Other States
California Bottled Wine Production Relative To All Other States (millions of gallons)

The TTB wine production data indicates that all other states produce, on average, 24% as much bottled wine as California. The graphic below shows both total wine production for all other states and it’s fraction relative to California production by month.

California Wine Production: Fraction of Other States
All Other States Wine Production as a Fraction of California Wine Production

Wine Production: Other States

What are the other top wine producing states in the United States? The #2 to #7 bottled wine-producing states by month are shown below.

Rank 2 through Rank 7 Wine Producing States by Month
Wine Production by State and Month for the Rank 2 through Rank 7 Producing States

The graphic above can be simplified by examining state wine production by year.

Rank 2 through Rank 7 Wine Producing States by Year
Wine Production by State and Year for the Rank 2 through Rank 7 WIne Producing States.

Wine Production by State [and Year]

In summary, California is the dominant producer of wine in the United States, shown in the table below providing the wine-producing statistics by state and year since 2012. This US TTB wine production by state data is hopefully useful for you.

Bottled Wine Production by State by Year (Millions of Gallons)
Data provided by the US TTB
State 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
California 517.6 533.4 543.3 550.6 560.6 569.7 525.0 588.8 579.9
New York 33.2 32.2 38.2 33.9 32.5 31.3 29.0 31.2 29.1
Washington 22.5 25.2 29.3 33.2 29.9 31.3 27.6 29.1 26.8
Pennsylvania 9.3 18.9 29.1 29.0 25.5 24.9 25.3 26.8 23.1
Oregon 5.6 7.0 8.5 10.3 10.4 10.7 10.5 13.2 12.0
Texas 2.5 2.2 2.4 3.0 3.2 5.0 5.0 6.3 7.8
Ohio 3.6 5.3 7.5 9.9 8.7 7.9 5.5 6.7 5.4
Florida 1.8 1.6 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.3 2.9 2.8 4.3
Michigan 1.5 1.9 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.6 2.9 3.5 3.7
North Carolina 1.4 1.6 1.6 1.7 2.5 3.2 2.8 3.6 3.4
Vermont 8.9 9.2 7.4 6.9 4.9 4.2 3.5 4.3 3.3
Indiana 1.6 1.6 1.5 2.0 2.2 2.4 2.3 2.5 3.3
Wisconsin 1.1 1.3 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.1 3.2 3.1
Virginia 1.1 1.3 1.7 1.5 2.1 2.7 2.4 2.3 2.6
Massachusetts 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.9 1.0 1.3 1.5 1.8 2.1
Illinois 1.1 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.6 1.8 2.0 2.0
Kentucky 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.7 1.1 1.8
New Jersey 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.3
Missouri 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.5 1.2 1.1
Colorado 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.8 0.8 0.8
Minnesota 0.9 0.7 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.6
Tennessee 0.3 1.2 4.3 3.5 2.3 1.8 1.9 0.9 0.5
Maine 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.6 0.5 0.5
Maryland 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.5
Idaho 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5
New Mexico 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.7 0.4
Georgia 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3
Louisiana 1.2 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.3
Arkansas 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.2
New Hampshire 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2
Iowa 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2
Nebraska 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2
Arizona 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Connecticut 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2
Montana 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2
Kansas 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Alaska NA NA NA NA NA 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
Rhode Island NA NA NA NA NA 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1
District Of Columbia NA NA NA NA NA 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
South Carolina 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
South Dakota 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0
West Virginia 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0
Oklahoma 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0
Alabama 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Hawaii NA NA NA NA NA 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Mississippi NA NA NA NA NA 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Utah NA NA NA NA NA 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Delaware NA NA NA NA NA 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Wyoming NA NA NA NA NA 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
North Dakota NA NA NA NA NA 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Nevada NA NA NA NA NA 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0
Others 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 NA NA
Total 620.7 652.2 686.9 698.7 698.8 711.1 661.2 738.8 722.5

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