The California Department of Food and Agriculture partners with the Pacific Regional Office of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to conduct an annual acreage survey of California grape growers.
California’s 2019 grape acreage totaled 918,000 acres. Of the total grape acreage, 860,000 were bearing while 58,000 were non-bearing. The table-type grape acreage totaled 130,000 acres with 121,000 bearing and 9,000 non-bearing.
Acreage of raisin-type grapes totaled 153,000 acres, of which 149,000 were bearing and 4,000 were non-bearing. 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.