California Wine Shipments Hit Record In 2004

Published: 05/16/2005

SAN FRANCISCO - California wineries shipped a record 428 million gallons of wine to the U.S. in 2004, a 3 percent increase over the previous year, according to wine industry consultant Jon Fredrikson of the Gomberg-Fredrikson Report. The Wine Institute estimates the retail value of California wine shipped to the U.S. at $15 billion.