Napa County Crop Report Shows ‘Devastating’ Drop Following Wildfires | Local News
“This (report) really puts in black and white the trauma that has been suffered by the grape industry here and the whole agricultural industry … it was truly a traumatic year,” said the supervisor of the Brad Wagenknecht County.
Wine grapes accounted for 99% of the total value of agricultural production in 2020, as usual for Napa County. There were 47,000 acres of grapes, roughly the same as in 2019, and 45,241 acres in cultivation.
Cabernet Sauvignon had by far the most tonnes among red grapes at 47,563, with a price per tonne of $ 6,261. The highest price per tonne was Cabernet Franc at $ 7,097, with 2,170 tonnes.
The price per tonne for all red grapes was $ 5,382, up from $ 6,843 in 2019.
Among white grapes, Chardonnay had the most tonnes at 14,882, with a price per tonne of $ 3,028. Next is Sauvignon Blanc at 11,289 tonnes, with a price per tonne of $ 2,453. The highest price per tonne was the Viognier at $ 3,574, with 173 tonnes.
The price per tonne for all white grapes was $ 2,781, up from $ 2,829 in 2019.
Among the various categories in the Crops report, only vegetables saw an increase from 2019, from $ 171,500 to $ 198,700. The county had 22 acres of harvested vegetables.