The 2012 wine grape crop is expected to reach 3.7 million tons, which would tie the second-largest crop production ever in California and the Pacific Northwest, according to the Woodland Hills-based Great American Group Inc.
Great American bills itself as the largest wine valuation firm in the United States.
Officials said the 2012 projection represents a 10 percent increase over the 2011 harvest and a significant increase over roughly 3.1 million tons harvested in 2010.
In its latest Wine and Spirits Monitor, Great American also said September sales of direct-to-consumer shipments increased 36 percent compared with the same month in 2011, representing $133 million in sales.
More details can be found at www.greatamerican.com.