Calif. recorded bumper crop in 2013

California's 2013 grape crop, at 4.23 million tons, was even larger than the record yield in 2012. Red wine grape production was up 5% over 2012 with 2.41 million tons harvested and white wine grapes increased 6% for 1.83 million tons. In Napa Valley, 2013 grape production was down about 8,000 tons, a 4% decrease from 2012, but still netted growers $638 million, the second-highest crop value recorded since statistics have been kept and only a 1.6% decline from 2012's record value. Sonoma County reported a grape crop value of $603 million, an increase of $20 million over last year.

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