Number of acres of vineyards of chardonnay in California, the state’s most widely planted grape. Despite its status today, chardonnay was once quite rare in California. In the mid 1960s, there were fewer than 200 acres in the whole state. Today, chardonnay is also the most popular varietal wine in the U.S., accounting for approximately 20% of table wine sales at retail stores.

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