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FRUIT

Released February 5, 2003
Seasonal
No. 975-2-03

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
2001 2002 2001 2002 2001 2002
        American Varieties: 
Catawba 8,821 7,622 8,014 6,919 807 703
Concord 103,912 83,864 22,677 19,342 81,235 64,522
Delaware 587 812 2/ 2/ 2/ 2/
Ives 144 164 144 164 - -
Elvira 4,442 4,527 4,442 4,527 - -
Niagara 8,001 9,829 2,279 2,672 5,722 7,157
        French Hybrids: 
Aurora 2,860 4,081 2,718 3,981 142 100
Baco Noir 982 925 982 925 - -
Cayuga White 667 829 561 729 106 100
deChaunac 841 582 2/ 2/ 2/ 2/
Rougeon 679 621 679 621 - -
Seyval Blanc 644 583 644 583 - -
Vitis Vinifera: 
All 4,413 4,595 2/ 4,595 2/ -
Other Varieties: 
All 2,013 2,031 2/ 2/ 2/ 2/
TOTAL 139,006 121,065 50,901 48,465 88,105 72,600
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)

2001 2002 2001 2002 2001 2002 2001 2002 2000 2001 2002
           American Varieties: 
Catawba 1,126 794 192 196 6,447 5,666 7,760 6,680 246 252 237
Concord 4/ 91,206 92,579 2,072 1,852 13,718 13,340 107,200 107,770 263 264 233
Delaware 3/ 112 99 - 438 634 550 820 272 259 284
Ives - 3/ 3/ - 121 118 150 165 385 381 302
Elvira 644 968 - - 3,306 3,243 3,950 4,200 244 250 259
Niagara 4/ 8,425 10,994 2,645 1,938 4,063 5,895 15,100 18,880 248 240 246
French Hybrids: 
Aurora - 3/ 3/ - 2,862 4,073 2,880 4,100 240 244 245
Baco Noir - - - - 983 870 990 930 405 442 362
Cayuga White - - - - 671 767 670 830 412 398 415
deChaunac - - - - 846 584 850 590 391 375 321
Rougeon - - - - 683 625 680 625 384 382 315
Seyval Blanc - 3/ 3/ - 492 425 610 590 392 377 533
Vitis Vinifera: 
All 3/ 3/ - - 2,519 2,491 4,410 4,620 1,310 1,316 1,454
Other Varieties: 
All 3/ 223 104 - 1,902 1,912 2,200 2,200 324 425 453
TOTAL 4/  101,461 105,786 5,192 3,986 39,056 40,643 148,000 153,000 295 298 272
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.