Delaware Wine Industry

Delaware
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 Delaware wine industry generated over $607 million 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 Delaware.

Delaware Wine Industry Highlights

Total
Output

The wine industry generates close to $607.57 million in total economic activity in the State of Delaware, 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 Delaware wine industry includes a total of 7 wine producers¹ as well as 0 acres of vineyards.

Job
Creation

The Delaware wine industry directly employs as many as 2,351 people, and generates an additional 733 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, 4,058 jobs are created and supported by the wine industry.

Wage
Generation

The Delaware wine industry directly employs as many as 2,351 people, and generates an additional 733 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, 4,058 jobs are created and supported by the wine industry.

Tourist
Activity

The Delaware wine industry is a major magnet for tourists and tourism-driven expenses. Delaware’s “wine country” regions generates 1900 tourist visits and $629,300 in annual tourism expenditures, benefiting local economies and tax bases.

Tax
Revenue

The Delaware wine industry generates sizeable tax revenues on the local, state, and national levels. In 2022, the industry will pay nearly $15.49 million in state and local taxes, and $31.61 million in federal taxes for a total of $47.10 million. In addition, the industry generates approximately $4.63 million federal consumption taxes and $8.67 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 Delaware Wine Industry in 2022

Direct Economic ImpactJobsWagesOutput
Winery 49 $ 2,181,200 $ 16,005,400
Vineyard - $ - $ -
Wholesale 247 $ 24,149,300 $ 78,867,600
Retail 2,047 $ 66,120,400 $ 139,478,600
Association - $ - $ -
Research and Education - $ - $ -
Tourism 8 $ 199,300 $ 478,300
Total Direct Impact 2,351 $ 92,650,200 $ 234,829,900
Supplier Impact JobsWagesOutput
Agriculture 15 $ 1,326,800 $ 3,092,500
Business and Personal Services 275 $ 18,185,800 $ 41,418,100
Construction Jobs 7 $ 488,600 $ 1,655,400
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate 150 $ 8,925,700 $ 50,807,800
Government 19 $ 1,922,900 $ 2,569,600
Manufacturing 51 $ 4,125,000 $ 25,447,200
Mining - $ 101,600 $ 164,700
Other - $ - $ -
Retailing 15 $ 610,200 $ 1,442,500
Transportation and Communication 122 $ 9,467,000 $ 27,433,300
Travel and Entertainment 46 $ 1,404,200 $ 2,789,700
Wholesaling 33 $ 3,138,600 $ 8,886,100
Total Supplier Impact 733 $ 49,696,400 $ 165,706,900
Induced Economic ImpactJobsWagesOutput
Agriculture 11 $ 1,255,800 $ 3,261,200
Business and Personal Services 376 $ 25,224,800 $ 44,024,200
Construction 6 $ 416,700 $ 1,401,600
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate 172 $ 14,201,600 $ 84,759,600
Government 8 $ 875,900 $ 1,807,500
Manufacturing 49 $ 3,823,500 $ 26,109,200
Mining - $ 85,600 $ 134,500
Other 24 $ 1,087,200 $ 1,484,600
Retailing 119 $ 4,617,400 $ 10,961,100
Transportation and Communication 59 $ 5,283,400 $ 16,554,200
Travel and Entertainment 126 $ 3,913,200 $ 8,932,600
Wholesaling 24 $ 2,374,300 $ 7,603,500
Total Induce Economic Impact 974 $ 63,159,400 $ 207,033,800
Total Economic Impact
Total Jobs 4,058
Total Wages $ 205,506,000
Total Output $ 607,570,600
Tourism Impact
Visits 1,854
Tourists563
Spending $629,300
Grape and Wine Production
Winery Count 7
Vineyard Acres -
Taxes
Federal Excise Taxes $ 4,629,900
State Excise Taxes $ 8,668,000
Sales Tax $ -
Control State Markups $ -
Other Taxes $ -
Total Consumption Taxes $ 13,297,900
Federal Consumption Taxes $ 4,629,900
State Consumption Taxes $ 8,668,000
Federal Business Taxes $ 31,612,700
State Business Taxes $ 15,488,400
Total Business Taxes $ 47,101,100
Total Federal Business and Consumption Taxes $ 36,242,600
Total State Business and Consumption Taxes $ 24,156,400
Total Federal and State Business and Consumption Taxes $ 60,399,000

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