Global supply chain issues have dominated news cycles since the start of the pandemic in March of 2020. According to WhiteHouse.gov, over 50 percent of manufactures in industries from accommodation and food services to wholesale trade and retail trade have reported supply chain disruptions. One industry however, found the opposite to be true. In 2021, U.S. wine exports surprisingly grew by over 10 percent, resulting in the largest annual gain in eight years, with over $1.4 billion in reported revenue. California remains the largest wine-producing region in the United States, producing 95 percent of exports.
According to the Wine Institute, which gathers data from Trade Data Monitor and the U.S. Department of Commerce, the United States wine export market has grown by over 16 percent since 2013. Wine Institute President and CEO Bobby Koch stated in a press release that “we are very pleased to see our exports return to growth after several challenging years, and we are grateful for the administration’s diligent work to address a number of trade irritants.”