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FRUIT


Released January 24, 2002
Seasonal
No. 975-2-02

SURVEY OF WINERIES AND GRAPE PROCESSING PLANTS
NEW YORK

New York grown grapes delivered to wineries and processing plants (both in and out-of-state) in 2001 totaled 148,000 tons (see Table 2). This represents a decrease of 3 percent from the 152,000 tons delivered from the 2000 crop. The tonnage received from the Chautauqua-Erie-Cattaraugus Region was down 7 percent from the previous year. Grapes received from the Finger Lakes Region were up 4 percent from the 2000 receipts. Tonnage originating in Niagara County was up 65 percent from a year ago. New York grapes grown by variety, major growing area, and varietal prices paid by processors are accounted for on the reverse side of this release.

Wineries and processing plants located in New York State crushed a total of 139,006 tons of grapes in 2001, down 4 percent from the 144,230 tons processed from the 2000 crop. Receipts from New York growers accounted for 83 percent of the total with the remaining 17 percent coming from other states and Canada. Wine crushings in New York plants increased 6 percent from last year to 50,901 tons and accounted for 37 percent of all grapes processed. Tonnage utilized for juice and other products decreased 8 percent to 88,105 tons. Data for this publication was provided by New York and out-of-state wineries and processors who crushed New York grown grapes. Their cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Table 1.  GRAPES PROCESSED IN NEW YORK STATE
WINERIES AND PROCESSING PLANTS
Tonnages Received by Variety and Primary Use, 2000 and 2001

Total Receipts
New York Plants 1/
Primary Utilization
Wine Sweet Juice
and Other
2000 2001 2000 2001 2000 2001
American Varieties:
Catawba 7,132 8,821 5,205 8,014 1,927 807
Concord 106,028 103,912 21,600 22,677 84,428 81,235
Delaware 633 587 2/ 2/ 2/ 2/
Ives 135 144 135 144 - -
Elvira 4,176 4,442 4,176 4,442 - -
Niagara 11,549 8,001 2,287 2,279 9,262 5,722
French Hybrids:
Aurora 4,020 2,860 3,764 2,718 256 142
Baco Noir 711 982 711 982 - -
Cayuga White 731 667 581 561 150 106
deChaunac 654 841 654 2/ - 2/
Rougeon 525 679 525 679 - -
Seyval Blanc 647 644 647 644 - -
Vitis Vinifera:
All 4,688 4,413 2/ 2/ 2/ 2/
Other Varieties:
All 2,601 2,013 2/ 2/ 2/ 2/
TOTAL 144,230 139,006 48,094 50,901 96,136 88,105
1/  Total receipts includes the following amounts received from other states and Canada: 2000-20,987, 2001-23,025.
2/  Included in "Total."

Table 2.  NEW YORK GROWN GRAPES PROCESSED
Tonnage by Variety and Production Area Received by Wineries and Processing Plants,
2000 and 2001; Prices Paid to Growers, 1999-2001 1/
New York Production Areas
Chautauqua-Erie Niagara County Finger Lakes State Total 2/ Average Prices Paid
by Variety
($ per ton)
2000 2001 2000 2001 2000 2001 2000 2001 1999 2000 2001
American Varieties:
Catawba 1,820 1,126 71 192 4,503 6,447 6,400 7,760 243 246 252
Concord 4/ 97,929 91,206 1,720 2,072 13,542 13,718 113,300 107,200 261 263 264
Delaware 3/ 3/ - 99 592 438 630 550 279 272 259
Ives 3/ - - 3/ 126 121 140 150 384 385 381
Elvira 816 644 - - 2,839 3,306 3,660 3,950 238 244 250
Niagara 4/ 8,182 8,425 1,298 2,645 4,394 4,068 13,900 15,100 271 248 240
French Hybrids:
Aurora 3/ - - 3/ 4,040 2,862 4,060 2,880 248 240 244
Baco Noir 3/ - - - 704 983 720 990 409 405 442
Cayuga White 3/ - - - 692 671 740 670 401 412 398
deChaunac - - - - 659 846 670 850 285 391 375
Rougeon - - - - 529 683 540 680 404 384 382
Seyval Blanc 3/ - - 3/ 490 492 550 610 346 392 377
Vitis Vinifera:
All 3/ 3/ 57 - 2,592 2,519 4,670 4,410 1,290 1,310 1,316
Other Varieties:
All 58 3/ - 104 1,780 1,902 2,020 2,200 322 324 425
TOTAL 4/ 108,932 101,461 3,146 5,192 37,482 39,056 152,000 148,000 283 295 298
1/  Includes New York grown grapes received at out of state plants.
2/  Includes Hudson Valley, Long Island, and other areas not listed.
3/  Quantities less than 50 tons not published.
4/  2000 and 2001 prices are preliminary.
     Estimates of future payments by cooperatives have been included based upon historical data.