2004 U.S. Wine Exports Jump 28 Percent

Published: 05/16/2005

SAN FRANCISCO - U.S. wine exports surged to $794 million in winery revenues in 2004, a 28 percent jump over the previous year, according to preliminary figures released by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Exports exceeded the previous year by $173 million - by far the largest yearly increase ever. By volume, exports increased 29 percent to 119 million gallons.