These Are the 7 Most Popular Organic Wines in America

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These Are the 7 Most Popular Organic Wines in America

The American Association of Wine Economists published some fascinating figures on Twitter on Thursday afternoon. One of the most intriguing was a graph depicting the most popular organic wine grapes in the U.S.

Sourced from the USDA Certified Organic Survey, the amounts of different grape varieties utilized in U.S. wine production shook out as follows:

Cabernet Sauvignon won by a long shot, with 9,496 tons of grapes used. Second to Cabernet Sauvignon, at nearly half the amount, were Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, at 5,857 tons and 5,395 tons, respectively. Then came Merlot (2,983 tons), Zinfandel (2,375 tons), Pinot Gris (2,150 tons), and Riesling (1,701 tons). Other grape varieties comprised 24,127 tons.

In another graph showing amounts of certified organic grapes harvested by state (including wine grapes and table grapes), California shot up as the clear winner:

And yet, there was this interesting intel: Riesling, the seventh most popular grape variety, is almost exclusively produced in Washington, not California.

We consider ourselves wine patriotic. We love grapes of all regions, as long as they produce great wines.


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