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Texas Ranks Second in U.S. Wine Industry Economic Impact

Texas’ wine industry has the second-largest impact on the U.S. economy with over $20.3 billion generated last year from production, distribution, sales, and consumption

By Amy Durham

California might be the first state people think of when they’re perusing U.S. wine selections, but Texas is gaining ground. According to the 2022 National Economic Impact Study of the Wine Industry by John Dunham & Associates, Texas’ wine industry has the second-largest impact on the U.S. economy, with over $20.3 billion generated last year from production, distribution, sales, and consumption.

Patio at Lost Draw Cellars in Fredericksburg || Courtesy of Fredericksburg Convention and Visitor Bureau

The study, commissioned by WineAmerica, the National Association of American Wineries, shows a $276 billion impact on the economy across all 50 states. Categories measured include jobs, wages, tourist visits, tourist expenditures, and combined state and federal taxes. The 443 Texas wineries in the study accounted for 141,235 jobs and $6.7 billion in wages last year. The Texas Hill Country vineyards are the most visited by groups, with more than 100 wineries in the region. Many others throughout the state accommodate groups.

California takes the top spot on the list, generating $88 billion for the U.S. economy, while Florida comes in at third place, generating $15 billion. 

wineamerica.org

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