Wine Word of the Week: Yield

By Kori ~ August 6th, 2009.

Wine Word of the WeekThis week’s Wine Word of the Week is yield.

Official definition from Jancis Robinson’s The Oxford Companion to Wine:
Yield is an important statistic in wine production, which measures how much a vineyard produces. It has been a subject of intense interest from at least the time of classical Rome.

Yield may be measured as either a weight of grapes or a volume of wine, and is usually considered per unit area of vineyard, since this is what matters in farming economics.

Layman’s terms from Kori:
Yield refers to the amount of fruit a vineyard produces, usually described in tons of grapes per acre in the U.S.

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