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California Acreage Statistics

The Rhone grape acreage information below is taken from the California crush report for 2010 (available on the USDA's Web site in complete format at http://www.nass.usda.gov/).

Information for the principal Rhone varietals has been excerpted. Only grapes with more than 50 total acres are included in the report.

Grape Varietal Name 2000 Total
Acreage
2005 Total
Acreage
2010 Total
Acreage
% Change
vs. 2009
2010 Non-
Bearing Acres
White Grapes          
Grenache Blanc  n/a (<50)  101 266 +17% 55
Marsanne  57  69 115 +7% 14
Roussanne  194  177 362 +7% 36
Viognier  1777 2217  2993 flat 158
Red Grapes          
Carignan  7177  3986 3393 -5%  51
Cinsaut  131  129 118 +4% 6
Counoise  n/a (<50)  n/a (<50) 52 +13% 5
Grenache  11462  7578 6170 -6% 159 
Mourvedre  605  853 939 +4% 92
Petite Sirah  3682  6093 7999 +6% 455
Syrah  12699  18257 19283 flat 199