VIDEO: Small California winemaker is all family

February 28, 2011 9:00pm

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There are about 2,700 licensed wineries in California

Most produce fewer than 5,000 12-bottle cases a year

A medium-size winery produces between 10,000 and 50,000 cases annually

California has about 100 medium- to large-size wineries

Wine grapes represent the single largest agriculture commodity in Amador County

Amador County wineries generate $60 million in wine sales annually, including $10 million in tasting room sales

They employ 150 full-time employees and 300 part-time and seasonal workers.

Wine tourism in Amador generates $35 million annually in non-wine expenditures.

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