Sonoma County & Napa Valley Wine Grape Prices 2023

Overall prices remain strong as we move into the 2023 growing season.  At this stage, early spring, grape buyers are still trying discern the size of the upcoming crop.  That said, top quality continues to demand a premium.

Below is a snapshot of the weighted average grape prices paid in 2022 for some of the more popular wine grape varietals found in Napa and Sonoma Counties.  The numbers come from the California Annual Grape Crush Report.  These figures help guide pricing for grape purchase agreements between growers and wineries.

Wine grapes

Wine grapes

Wine grapes coming from areas like the Russian River Valley region, Sonoma Coast and Alexander Valley  AVAs among others in Sonoma County continue to draw high prices.  Similarly in Napa County, super premium AVAs like Diamond Mountain, Oakville, Howell Mountain and others continue to push new pricing boundaries.

Weighted Average Price Paid Per Ton For Wine Grapes in Napa Valley and Sonoma County

County AveragePrice Per Ton
Napa County
2022Trend202120202022 High2022 Low
Cabernet Sauvignon$8,813+$8,082$6,260$60,000$450
Pinot Noir$2,815+$2,637$2,647$8,500$1,000
Sauvignon Blanc$2,930+$2,635$2,453$8,000$1,000
Sonoma County
2022Trend202120202022 High2022 Low
Cabernet Sauvignon$2,966+$2,728$2,460$20,198$733
Pinot Noir$3,708+$3,518$3,147$17,062$500
Sauvignon Blanc$1,921+$1,730$1,554$6,373$900
*Source - Grape Crush Report Final 2022, California Department of Food and Agriculture

Strong demand continues for Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon.

With this winter seasons onslaught of storms we are looking at replenished reservoirs and saturated soils.  Barring any major frost events the spring or major heat spikes during the growing season we may be looking at a healthy crop size.  TBD.

So far we are off to a great start and look forward to the rest of the growing season.



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