Wine exports from the United States jumped 10.6% in value in 2021, reversing a four-year decline, an industry group said Monday.
The total reached $1.44 billion despite tariffs, COVID-19 and other challenges, the Wine Institute reported.
The San Francisco-based group represents California wineries, which account for about 95% of U.S. exports. Much of the volume comes from the Modesto area.
The value hit a record high of $1.61 billion in 2016, then dropped each year to $1.29 billion by 2020.
Export volume has dropped over the past decade amid a general rise in value, reaching 89.4 million gallons in 2021. This reflects a shift toward higher-priced bottles from Napa and other premium regions.
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