MODESTO (CBS/AP) — California agriculture officials are reporting good news for wine lovers and vineyard operators alike: a record harvest of wine grapes.

Growers in the nation’s premier wine region brought in a bumper crop last year, thanks to expanded acreage and overall favorable weather.

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Wine grapes are one of California’s top commodities, a crop worth $3.16 billion last year, according to the California Association of Winegrape Growers.

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The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s preliminary figures show that the crop of red and white varieties combined weighed in at 4.23 million tons, up 5 percent from 4.02 million tons in 2012.

Wine brokers say those two large harvests will mean wine aficionados should find plenty of bargain bottles on grocery store shelves.

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