By Ricardo Lopez
February 8, 2013, 3:43 p.m.

California’s grape wine harvest in 2012 was the largest to date, up 20% from the year earlier, according to a preliminary report released Friday.

According to the California Grape Crush Report, the wine grape crop was 4 million tons last year even though there was little new planting of grapes.

Consumer demand for wine has been growing in recent years, with exports growing to China.

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