Muscat grape production in Madera, Calif. — photo galleryJun 6, 2012
Several thousands of acres of Muscat grapes have been planted in California due to the growing popularity of Moscato. According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, about 3,100 acres of Muscats were planted in California in the last three years including about 720 acres which are non-bearing. Will Moscato mirror the popularity that Chardonnay and White Zinfandel wines hold today after gaining notoriety in the 1990s, or be a flash in the pan?
For more, see: California Muscat grape grower shares learned wisdom