If you’re the last person to still be freaked out about last year’s reported global wine shortage, this should put you at ease. California is reporting a record 2013 grape harvest, and the grapes are reportedly high quality. NPR says the abundance is due in part to good grape growing conditions and in part to growers planting more grapes. 4.23 million tons of wine grapes were crushed in 2013, an increase of five percent over 2012’s harvest.
Of course, the 2014 harvest could look much different with the severe drought that California is experiencing this year. But, for at least the next year, the wine will be flowing. As you're looking over the wealth of California wines over the next year or so, check out some of my favorites from sustainable vineyards.
- Noble Vines 337 Cabernet Sauvignon
- Rodney Strong Charlotte’s Home Sauvignon Blanc
- Vegan Vine Sauvignon Blanc
- DeLoach Pinot Noir Rose
- Bonterra’s Organic and Biodynamic Wines