New data from the Wine Institute shows that California’s wines continue to perform well in export markets around the world. Total U.S. wine exports in 2022 reached $1.463 billion, a slight increase of 0.4% in value from the previous year. Despite a challenging market environment, California wines showed impressive growth in several key markets. Japan, South Korea and Mexico were standout performers, with growth rates of 28%, 18% and 25%, respectively. The European Union and its 27 member states saw strong performance with growth rates of over 8%. Those four large regions represent more than 30% of the global market share and have become increasingly important for California wineries.