For those who love California wines the news has not all been good lately. With moths attacking plants and potentially threatening this years harvest in some areas. Plus the economic woes that many vineyards are facing are forcing some out of the business altogether with foreclosures at an all-time high. It may seem that the good times for the wine industry in the state are completely over.
But a recent report from the California Department of Food and Agriculture gives wine lovers something to take those glasses off the wine barrel stemware holder for. Once the numbers were in for 2009 despite the financial troubles felt by just about everyone the amount of grape bearing acreage in the state actually went up. With an increase of over one percent in planted acreage this means that the wine industry in the area is still trying to grow and prosper.
While not all of these new planted acres will be producing grapes right away it does show that winemakers are continuing business as usual. With pinot noir being the biggest increase of planting wine in the state of California will continue to be some of the best and finest around.