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2022 Year in Review: Wine Community Makes Strikes Toward Normalcy

The past year brought us closer to pre-pandemic normalcy, which was a welcome development after a two-year rollercoaster ride and a multitude of necessary pivots. Though our wine community continues to faceBobby Koch, Wine Institute President & CEO challenges in the marketplace and policy arena, I believe we are stronger and more united than ever. The future truly looks bright, especially given a strong 2022 harvest that promises to deliver memorable wines from across California.This outlook is also reflected in a newly released economic impact report commissioned by Wine Institute and the California Association of Winegrape Growers. It shows 27% growth in statewide economic impact and 49% growth in national impact over the past six years. This robust expansion — during a challenging period that included a devastating pandemic — shows the strength and resilience of California wine as an economic engine. I encourage you to read the full report.



Robert P. Koch
President and CEO



Wine Institute Year in Review 2022 By the Numbers Infographic