Appellation, Variety, and the Price of California Wines

Kwon, Oh Sang, Hyunok Lee, and Daniel A. Sumner.

from ARE Update Vol. 11, No. 4, March/April, 2008

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Abstract

Using more than 8,800 observations on California wines across 63 appellations, we show how variety and
appellation interact to affect premium wine prices, holding constant such factors as vintage and tasting score. Results averaged by grape crush district indicate clearly where variety and appellations interact positively and negatively.

Keywords

California wine, wine varieties, appellations, wine prices

Citation

Kwon, Oh Sang, Hyunok Lee, and Daniel A. Sumner. "Appellation, Variety, and the Price of California Wines." ARE Update 11(4)(2008):15-19. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
http://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2008/11/4/appellation-variety-and-t/