We are VERY pleased to announce that UC Davis has released two 2021 vineyard cost studies for Crush District 11 Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon today – one (as in 2016) for a quadrilateral system and a brand new version for a high wire system, which has become more common in recent years. Sections include everything from labor and equipment to cash overhead and costs/returns per acre. Hard copies of these cost studies are available tomorrow morning at the 70th Annual Lodi Grape Day, where Dr. Brittany Goodrich will give a short presentation on how the information was collected and can be used. The morning viticulture session of Lodi Grape Day is free to attend and open to all.

Full titles and links to the studies:



Please note that some costs may have already risen in 2022.

The 25-page studies represent the efforts of:

Jeremy Murdock, Staff Research Associate, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Davis
Brittney Goodrich, PhD, UC Cooperative Extension Specialist, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Davis
Daniel A. Sumner, PhD, Frank H. Buck Jr. Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Davis

Plus several dedicated Lodi growers and leaders who provided input for Jeremy Murdock’s analyses, and Amy Blagg of Lodi District Grape Growers who coordinated these cooperative efforts. Of course, these 2021 cost studies build upon the work of many others from previous cost studies.


For a bit of fun, check out the three-page cost study for San Joaquin Valley in 1959 (pictured left):

To view all archived winegrape cost studies produced by the University of California, click here:

Current cost studies for other commodities and winegrape regions are available at:









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