What Is the Impact of Wine on the American Economy?

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Created On: Monday, 21, October 2019
Modified On: Saturday, 16, November 2019

In 2017, the National Association of American Wineries measured the economic impact of wine in the United States as generating $219.9 billion dollars in 2017. Wine is produced in all 50 states, but states such as California account for the majority of all wine production. The wine industry in the United States is a major magnet for tourism, and millions of tourists each year travel to their favorite wineries, accounting for over $17 billion dollars in annual tourism expenditures. The American wine industry supplies over one million jobs, and over $35 billion dollars in wages.

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The wine industry in America is a major economic engine, which generates investment, jobs, tourism, taxes, and ancillary benefits to suppliers and local communities. In 2017, the wine industry in the United States generated over $36 billion dollars in taxes, more than $19 billion to the federal government, and over $17 billion to state and local governments. Within the United States, there are over 10,000 wineries across all the 50 states with grapes that are grown on over 677,000 acres of land.