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Crushpad creates 1 out of 100 wines sold in U.S.

By Jessica Yadegaran
Friday, October 1st, 2010 at 3:46 pm in Corkheads.

It’s hard to believe, but the warehouse winery that started in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill in 2004 has crossed the 1 percent mark for U.S. wine production.

Crushpad, now based in Napa Valley and Bordeaux, has churched out 3,247 different wines to date, more than any winery in the history of the biz. From home winemakers to some 150 commercial brands, these are unique wines, not generic bottles slapped with custom labels.

Of the custom crush facility’s 3,000-plus wines, some were projects as small as 25 cases; others were  commercial wineries producing 10,000 cases. They specialize in making wines from 50 top vineyards in California and Bordeaux.

Now it’s time to add grapes from the rest of the world!

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  • Peter Moore

    I call shenanigans. In 2009 707,084,133 gallons of wine were produced in the United States. So you’re saying that they produce more that 7,000,000 gallons. I find that very hard to believe

  • Noah Dorrance

    Hi Peter. The stat was that Crushpad produces 1 out of every 100 wine brands sold in the US each year, not 1% of total volume of wine created. I can see how it would be confusing without the entire release.

    You can read it here:

  • Jessica Yadegaran

    Hi guys,

    I got the 1% stat from the first sentence of the press release:

    September 22, 2010: Napa, CA -­ Crushpad announced today that it has crossed the 1% mark in US wine
    production by creating more than 1 out every 100 wines
    sold in the US.

    Am I missing something?