US Wine Exports is bringing the very best United States wines to the world. Our company has a particular emphasis on Northern California wines in the Napa and Sonoma areas. US Wine Exports’ has wineries at various levels of the production scale. We have large-scale wineries that produce millions of cases per year; middle-sized wineries that produce between 10,000 to 60,000 cases per year; and we have small, boutique winemakers who have a unique, high quality, limited production product to offer to the global wine market. We produce high quality wines at affordable pricing.
U.S. Wine Exports, 90 Percent from California, Reach Record High of $1.4 Billion Setting a new record, U.S. wine exports, 90% from California, reached $1.43 billion in winery revenues in 2012, up 2.6% compared to the previous year, a gain for the third consecutive year. Volume shipments reached 424.6 million liters or 47.2 million cases.
“The majority of our shipments are for California wines, however, we do ship our wines from Washington, Oregon, New Jersey, Ohio, New York, Michigan and other states as well,” said US Wine Exports Company, Ltd. Managing Partner Craig Zamary. “We’ve worked to create more opportunities to export our wines by focusing on emerging markets, working with our US Embassy locations, and opening markets with Free Trade Agreements and other strategic partnerships and negotiations.
Of the top markets for California Wines, the European Union’s 27-member countries are the largest accounting for $485 million, up 1.7%; followed by Canada, $434 million, up 14%; Hong Kong, $115 million, down 30%; Japan, $111 million, up 6%; China, $74 million, up 18%; Vietnam, $27 million, up 22%; Mexico, $20 million, up 4%; South Korea, $16 million, up 26%.
“Our global presence for our US Wine Exports, communicates US wines are on the rise and are competing against the historical top producing countries. The global market has a strong interest in California Wines and inquisitive about our other award winning wines that come from various states throughout America,” said US Wine Exports Company, Ltd. Managing Partner Joseph Bica. “Additionally, all of our marketing activities in these countries create awareness to consumers and traders around the world”.