NAPA (CBS SF) – California wineries are feeling the effects of the trade war between the U.S. and China.
Chinese leaders imposed retaliatory tariffs on American goods last April.READ MORE: Mistrial In Manslaughter Case Against Danville Deputy Andrew Hall Over Laudemer Arboleda Killing; Guilty Verdict On Gun Assault
That has significantly reduced sales from California vintners in China, the world’s fastest-growing wine market.READ MORE: Legendary Comedian, Political Satirist Mort Sahl Dies At 94 In Mill Valley
A report this month from the Wine Institute in San Francisco found U.S. wine exports to China fell nearly 25-percent last year.
Wine exports as a whole fell nearly five-percent to their lowest levels since 2012.MORE NEWS: Lake Tahoe Boat Inspectors Find Record Number Of Vessels With Invasive Mussels
California wines make up 90-percent of u-s wine exports by volume.