Lander (Chronicle) paints a grim picture of CA harvest 2024

If the sources in this article are accurate, a pall of despair could hang over California’s harvest this year.
“For five months in 2024, grape listings have hit a five-year record high. Wineries aren’t renewing grape contracts…”

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It’s interesting this is framed as an oversupply issue and not an overpricing issue, especially in Napa.

I think oversupply is the major factor in the American wine ‘situation’ we’re now in - so much planting, so many grapes, oversupply in general, then, when the market dips even a bit you are stuck with a glut of supply

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Grappa time!

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