Released February 5, 2003
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 2002 totaled 153,000 tons (see Table 2). This represents an increase of 3 percent from the 148,000 tons delivered from the 2001 crop. The tonnage received from the Chautauqua-Erie-Cattaraugus Region was up 4 percent from the previous year. Grapes received from the Finger Lakes Region were also up 4 percent from the 2001 receipts. Tonnage originating in Niagara County was down 23 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 121,065 tons of grapes in 2002, down 13 percent from the 139,006 tons processed from the 2001 crop. Receipts from New York growers accounted for 86 percent of the total with the remaining 14 percent coming from other states and Canada. Wine crushings in New York plants decreased 5 percent from last year to 48,465 tons and accounted for 40 percent of all grapes processed. Tonnage utilized for juice and other products decreased 18 percent to 72,600 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, 2001 and 2002
|Total Receipts New York Plants 1/||Primary Utilization|
|Wine||Sweet Juice and Other|
|1/ Total receipts includes the following
amounts received from other states and Canada: 2001-23,025, 2002-16,573.
2/ Included in "Total."
Table 2. NEW YORK GROWN GRAPES PROCESSED
Tonnage by Variety and Production Area Received by Wineries and Processing Plants,
2001 and 2002; Prices Paid to Growers, 2000-2002 1/
|New York Production Areas|
|Chautauqua-Erie||Niagara County||Finger Lakes||State Total 2/||Average Prices Paid
by Variety ($ per ton)
|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/ 2001 and 2002 prices are preliminary. Estimates of future payments by cooperatives have been included based upon historical data.