Average price (in U.S. dollars) for a ton of chardonnay grapes in California (by comparison, the average price for a ton of cabernet sauvignon is $1,468). At nearly 100,000 acres, chardonnay is California’s most planted wine grape, followed by cabernet sauvignon (#2) and pinot noir (#3). You might think that Sonoma would be the county with the most chardonnay in the state, but it’s Monterey.

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