BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Raise your glasses! The price of wine is expected to drop thanks to a grape surplus across the country.
How does this impact Butte County? Action News Now reached out to a local winery to find out.
Action News now visited the Almendra Winery & Distillery in Durham.
The owner says the cheaper prices are thanks to 1,000 vines planted in 2016 and a drop in demand for wine.
The owner says they're worried those grapes are going to waste.
The winery uses the extra grapes they grow to make it into either brandy or vodka.
Action News Now asked the owner if he's worried cheaper prices will discourage restaurants to buy local.
"There's only so many wineries up here. They're not going to start dropping some local wines just because maybe they can get a better deal. Maybe wine sales might slow down because price points are better or something. Restaurants usually are pretty good at not dropping something because its a cheaper price," said Berton Bertagna, the owner of Almendra Winery & Distillery.
Bertagna also says fine end wineries are not in their market.
He says his winery isn't going to reduce prices anytime soon, considering his winery sells bottles at an average price of $18.
That doesn't mean other wineries in Northern California won't lower prices.
CNN reports that wine consumption has dropped for the first time in a quarter of a century with more Americans turning to liquor or cocktails.