ECONOMIC IMPACT REPORT

THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF PENNSYLVANIA WINE AND WINEGRAPES

Issued: August 2009
Prepared by: MKF Research
Commissioned by: Pennsylvania Wine Marketing and Research Program

In 2009, the Pennsylvania Wine Marketing and Research Program commissioned a study to review the impact of Pennsylvania wine and winegrapes on the state's economy. The following highlights were revealed (all statistics are from the 2007 calendar year):

  • $2.35 billion in total contributions to the state economy
  • 114 licensed wineries in Pennsylvania (up 8.7 percent from 104 in 2006)
  • 230 winegrape growers in Pennsylvania
  • 387,000 cases of wine produced annually
  • Fourth largest winegrape producer in the nation
  • 10,537 jobs created, with a total payroll of $472 million
  • 894,000 visitors to Pennsylvania wineries
  • $179.6 million in tourism expenditures (up from $167 million in 2006)

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