Connecticut Wine Industry

Connecticut
Economic Impact Study
2022

WineAmerica, the National Association of American Wineries in Washington, commissioned a 2022 National Economic Impact Study of the Wine Industry by John Dunham & Associates. The study shows that the Connecticut wine industry generated over $2 billion for the American economy in 2022. Since all 50 states produce and consume wine, the study includes detailed data for each state. Below is the information for Connecticut.

Connecticut Wine Industry Highlights

Total
Output

The wine industry generates close to $2.09 billion in total economic activity in the State of Connecticut, dramatically illustrating that wine is the ultimate value-added beverage. The broader economic impact flows throughout the state, generating business for firms seemingly unrelated to the wine industry. Real people, with real jobs, working in industries as varied as farming, banking, accounting, manufacturing, packaging, transportation, printing, and advertising depend on the wine industry for their livelihoods.

State
Reach

The Connecticut wine industry includes a total of 56 wine producers¹ as well as 185 acres of vineyards.

Job
Creation

The Connecticut wine industry directly employs as many as 7,266 people, and generates an additional 2,321 jobs in supplier and ancillary industries which supply goods and services to the industry, and whose sales depend on the wine industry’s economic activity. Ultimately, 12,940 jobs are created and supported by the wine industry

Wage
Generation

The Connecticut wine industry provides good jobs, paying an average of $60,800 in annual wages and benefits. The total wages generated by direct, indirect, and induced economic activity driven by the wine industry are $787.37 million.

Tourist
Activity

The Connecticut wine industry is a major magnet for tourists and tourism-driven expenses. Connecticut’s “wine country” regions generates 53600 tourist visits and $18.19 million in annual tourism expenditures, benefiting local economies and tax bases.

Tax
Revenue

The Connecticut wine industry generates sizeable tax revenues on the local, state, and national levels. In 2022, the industry will pay nearly $85.21 million in state and local taxes, and $139.77 million in federal taxes for a total of $224.97 million. In addition, the industry generates approximately $13.13 million federal consumption taxes and $88.30 million in state consumption taxes which include excise and sales taxes. 

1 – Throughout this study, the winery count refers to the number of winery facilities. A single winery may have multiple facilities throughout the state or country. Each of these facilities is included in the winery count.

Economic Impact of the Connecticut Wine Industry in 2022

Direct Economic ImpactJobsWagesOutput
Winery 362 $ 11,833,800 $ 107,953,700
Vineyard 8 $ 112,900 $ 323,800
Wholesale 463 $ 55,225,900 $ 178,899,900
Retail 6,262 $ 258,816,300 $ 517,177,600
Association 4 $ 423,400 $ 952,200
Research and Education 2 $ 224,800 $ 471,400
Tourism 165 $ 6,041,700 $ 13,822,400
Total Direct Impact 7,266 $ 332,678,800 $ 819,601,000
Supplier Impact JobsWagesOutput
Agriculture 69 $ 1,257,700 $ 3,299,000
Business and Personal Services 790 $ 79,292,900 $ 133,770,300
Construction Jobs 21 $ 1,683,400 $ 4,563,100
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate 480 $ 26,591,200 $ 132,653,600
Government 58 $ 5,991,400 $ 10,925,200
Manufacturing 236 $ 23,677,700 $ 93,850,500
Mining 2 $ 56,400 $ 690,500
Other - $ - $ -
Retailing 40 $ 2,027,900 $ 4,749,500
Transportation and Communication 348 $ 32,232,400 $ 107,191,100
Travel and Entertainment 133 $ 5,153,900 $ 9,418,700
Wholesaling 144 $ 15,392,200 $ 44,438,200
Total Supplier Impact 2,321 $ 193,357,100 $ 545,549,700
Induced Economic ImpactJobsWagesOutput
Agriculture 28 $ 668,400 $ 1,777,300
Business and Personal Services 1,346 $ 101,447,200 $ 171,240,700
Construction 22 $ 1,709,900 $ 4,973,300
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate 629 $ 68,714,800 $ 286,877,500
Government 37 $ 3,934,900 $ 9,975,900
Manufacturing 151 $ 16,466,000 $ 70,205,900
Mining 1 $ 29,200 $ 493,000
Other 72 $ 3,861,100 $ 4,820,900
Retailing 383 $ 18,143,900 $ 42,335,900
Transportation and Communication 212 $ 21,760,000 $ 70,676,600
Travel and Entertainment 386 $ 14,498,000 $ 31,691,300
Wholesaling 86 $ 10,102,500 $ 32,124,000
Total Induce Economic Impact 3,353 $ 261,335,900 $ 727,192,300
Total Economic Impact
Total Jobs 12,940
Total Wages $ 787,371,800
Total Output $ 2,092,343,000
Tourism Impact
Visits 53,587
Tourists16,277
Spending $18,186,000
Grape and Wine Production
Winery Count 56
Vineyard Acres 185
Taxes
Federal Excise Taxes $ 13,128,000
State Excise Taxes $ 11,911,900
Sales Tax $ 76,386,600
Control State Markups $ -
Other Taxes $ -
Total Consumption Taxes $ 101,426,500
Federal Consumption Taxes $ 13,128,000
State Consumption Taxes $ 88,298,500
Federal Business Taxes $ 139,765,000
State Business Taxes $ 85,207,100
Total Business Taxes $ 224,972,100
Total Federal Business and Consumption Taxes $ 152,893,000
Total State Business and Consumption Taxes $ 173,505,600
Total Federal and State Business and Consumption Taxes $ 326,398,600

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