Wine Grape Prices in Napa Valley and Sonoma County 2022

After several years of short wine grape crops in Napa Valley and Sonoma County, wine grape prices are moving in the right direction.  As you can imagine, price increases for wine grapes bolsters regional real estate values.  The overall trend is positive.  Let’s take a look at Wine Grape Prices in Napa Valley and Sonoma County 2022.

Below is a snapshot of the weighted average grape prices paid in 2021 for 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.


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Popular varietals like Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir are in strong demand across Napa and Sonoma. Areas like the Russian River and Sonoma Coast AVA’s are seeing increased activity.  Hence, higher prices and desire for longer term grape purchase agreements.  The same can be said for Cabernet Sauvignon throughout the Napa Valley.  From the Coombsville AVA to Rutherford and up in mountain areas like Howell Mountain and Mount Veeder AVA’s Cabernet is king.

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

County AveragePrice Per Ton
Napa County
2021Trend202020192021 High2021 Low
Cabernet Sauvignon$8,082+$6,260$7,941$62,825$600
Pinot Noir$2,637-$2,647$2,773$9,517$1,500
Sauvignon Blanc$2,635+$2,453$2,485$7,250$1,000
Sonoma County
2021Trend202020192021 High2021 Low
Cabernet Sauvignon$2,728+$2,460$3,056$21,630$800
Pinot Noir$3,518+$3,147$3,949$18,634$200
Sauvignon Blanc$1,730+$1,554$1,814$5,719$800
*Source - Grape Crush Report Final 2021, California Department of Food and Agriculture

Currently, the strongest demand is for Sauvignon Blanc, a white grape that can be grown in high quantities compared to other varietals. Sauvignon Blanc has increased in popularity over the last several years.  Known as an easy drinking refreshing treat, perfect for warm summer evenings.  According to Ciatti Wine & Grape Brokers most other varietals are in demand as well.

Looking forward we are heading into another season of drought.   The multi year run of less than average rain fall has people nervous about water diversions from the Russian River and some lower producing groundwater wells.  Conversely, the dramatic rains of last fall and December has had a beneficial impact, especially to private water reservoirs.

Furthermore, we are going to focus on the positive, conserve water, enjoy the strong demand for North Coast wine grapes.   As always we will make the most of this growing season.  Last but not least we are going to enjoy wine country and everything it offers.  That’s it for now and the Wine Grape Prices in Napa Valley and Sonoma County 2022.


Curious to know what wine grape prices were in 2014?

Sonoma and Napa Wine Grape Prices 2014

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