What a difference a year makes.
That's the sentiment that has permeated California's wine sector this fall, as growers ship their final gondolas of grapes to wineries to be crushed.
Steve Fredricks of Turrentine Wine Brokerage in Novato sums it up this way: "At this time last year, especially on the North Coast, we were actually looking for sellers. We had plenty of buyers, the market was good and the prices were up for most of the major varieties. Now it is basically the opposite. We have all of the sellers we need and the buyers are mostly absent from the market."