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FRUIT

Released July 7, 2005                                                     

Seasonal No. 975-2-05

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 2004 totaled 140,000 tons (see Table 2). This represents a decrease of 6 percent from the 149,000 tons delivered from the 2003 crop. The tonnage received from the Chautauqua-Erie-Cattaraugus Region was down 1 percent from the previous year. Grapes received from the Finger Lakes Region were down 18 percent from the 2003 receipts. Tonnage originating in Niagara County was down 10 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 138,255 tons of grapes in 2004, down 7 percent from the 148,713 tons processed from the 2003 crop. Receipts from New York growers accounted for 76 percent of the total with the remaining 24 percent coming from other states and Canada. Wine crushings in New York plants decreased 9 percent from last year to 46,722 tons and accounted for 34 percent of all grapes processed. Tonnage utilized for juice and other products decreased 6 percent to 91,533 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, 2003 and 2004

 

Total Receipts New York Plants 1/

Primary Utilization

Wine

Sweet Juice and Other

2003

2004

2003

2004

2003

2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  American Varieties:

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Catawba

8,508

5,199

2/

2/

       2/

       2/

     Concord

108,725

108,585

22,048

24,473

86,667

84,112

     Delaware

531

286

496

2/

35

2/

     Ives

176

198

2/

2/

2/

       2/

     Elvira

5,193

4,883

2/

4,883

2/

         -

     Niagara

12,562

8,463

2/

2/

       2/

       2/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  French Hybrids:

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Aurora

3,564

2,208

2/

2/

       2/

       2/

     Baco Noir

1,197

357

1,197

357

          -

         -

     Cayuga White

644

612

2/

2/

       2/

       2/

     DeChaunac

319

150

2/

2/

       2/

       2/

     Rougeon

520

129

2/

2/

2/

       2/

     Seyval Blanc

465

410

2/

2/

2/

       2/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Vitis Vinifera:

 

 

 

 

 

 

     All

4,438

4,872

4,438

4,872

         -

         -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Other Varieties:

 

 

 

 

 

 

     All

1,871

1,903

2/

1,823

       2/

       80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  TOTAL

148,713

138,255

51,617

46,722

97,096

91,533

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/Total receipts includes the following amounts received from other states and Canada: 2003-27,566, 2004-33,393.

2/Not published to avoid disclosing individual operations.




Table 2. NEW YORK GROWN GRAPES PROCESSED

Tonnage by Variety and Production Area Received by Wineries and Processing Plants,

2003 and 2004; Prices Paid to Growers, 2002-2004 1/

 

New York Production Areas

Chautauqua-Erie

Niagara County

Finger Lakes

State Total 2/

Average Prices Paid

by Variety

($ per ton)

2003

2004

2003

2004

2003

2004

2003

2004

2002

2003

2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

American Varieties:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Catawba

899

620

196

-

6,104

4,067

7,650

5,000

237

242

233

   Concord 4/

84,569

84,695

1,852

2,140

17,392

11,989

104,000

99,300

259

187

174

   Delaware

3/

3/

-

-

497

215

550

300

284

284

345

   Ives

-

3/

-

-

178

170

180

200

302

349

259

   Elvira

961

1,299

-

-

4,061

3,468

5,250

4,800

257

264

371

   Niagara 4/

9,514

8,011

1,938

1,707

5,879

9,914

18,000

19,800

285

207

170

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

French Hybrids:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Aurora

3/

3/

-

-

3,493

2,195

3,620

2,200

245

260

281

   Baco Noir

-

-

3/

-

1,174

347

1,220

350

362

388

483

  Cayuga White

-

-

3/

-

524

560

650

600

415

394

480

   DeChaunac

-

-

-

-

250

144

320

150

321

342

465

   Rougeon

-

-

-

-

512

129

530

100

315

313

433

   Seyval Blanc

-

3/

-

-

393

320

480

400

533

452

506

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Vitis Vinifera:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   All

3/

3/

54

3/

2,695

1,538

4,550

4,900

1,454

1,264

1,295

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Varieties:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   All

3/

145

3/

3/

1,768

1,647

2,000

1,900

453

410

532

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 TOTAL 4/

96,035

94,957

4,376

3,936

44,920

36,703

149,000

140,000

296

226

205

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/Includes New York grown grapes received at out of state plants.

2/Includes Hudson Valley, Long Island, and other areas not listed.

3/Not published to avoid disclosure of individual operations.

4/2003 and 2004 prices are preliminary.

Estimates of future payments by cooperatives have been included based upon historical data.