Mid-June temperatures were hot, however, ground water levels helped the vines. Coastal regions saw temperatures of 100 F (37 C), along with 110 F (43 C). Vines overall did manage to do well due to good canopies and healthy ground water; both byproducts of above average rainfall this winter and melting snow from the Sierras.
- 2017 (prediction): 4M tons.
- 2016: 4M tons.
- 2015: 3.7M tons.
- 2014: 3.8M tons.
2017 harvest looks good, but we will have to see how the weather plays through September.
- Pinot Grigio -- big crop.
- Cabernet -- additional acreage, caused market to soften slightly.
- Pinot Noir -- supply could use an increase.
- Sauvignon Blanc -- low quantity for 2017
- Malbec -- due to increase in Argentinian pricing, domestic product would see some movement.
(Information from Ciatti.)