WINE QUALITY DIFFERENTIALS IN HEDONIC GRAPE PRICING

A. Golan, H. Shalit

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Abstract

The paper focuses on identification and evaluation of wine quality characteristics of grapes. A pricing schedule that rewards producers for quality attributes is developed. This quality‐based pricing schedule would serve to reduce the production of poor‐quality wines by giving farmers a correct and powerful incentive to provide better grapes. The research evaluates the proposed grape price schedule in two steps. The hedonic qualities of Israeli grapes are estimated by relating the contribution of each grape characteristic to wine quality. Then the price of wine quality is estimated, and the hedonic prices for Israeli grapes are calculated. Results show that the current pricing system pays little premium for a better‐quality product.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-321
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Agricultural Economics
Volume44
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1993

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