California’s 2011 grape acreage totaled 848,000 acres, according to the California Grape Acreage Report, 2011 Summary released by the National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Of the total grape acreage, 796,000 were bearing and 52,000 were non-bearing.
The wine-type grape acreage is estimated at 543,000 acres.Of the total acres, 506,000 were bearing and 37,000 were non-bearing.
Table-type grape acreage totaled 96,000 acres with 85,000 bearing and 11,000 non-bearing.
Acreage of raisin-type grapes totaled 209,000 acres, of which 205,000 were bearing and 4,000 were non-bearing.
The leading wine-type varieties were Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Flame Seedless was the leading table-type grape variety.
Thompson Seedless continued to be the leading raisin-type variety and was utilized for raisins, fresh market, concentrate, and wine.
The California Grape Acreage Report, 2011 Summary can be found online at www.nass.usda.gov/ca.
The more detailed California Grape Acreage Report, 2011 Crop, which includes acreage by variety and county, will be released April 17 and will also be available online.