Idaho Wine Industry

Idaho
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 Idaho wine industry generated over $1.5 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 Idaho.

Idaho Wine Industry Highlights

Total
Output

The wine industry generates close to $1.51 billion in total economic activity in the State of Idaho, 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 Idaho wine industry includes a total of 67 wine producers¹ as well as 365 acres of vineyards.

Job
Creation

The Idaho wine industry directly employs as many as 5,848 people, and generates an additional 2,275 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, 10,895 jobs are created and supported by the wine industry.

Wage
Generation

The Idaho wine industry provides good jobs, paying an average of $45,000 in annual wages and benefits. The total wages generated by direct, indirect, and induced economic activity driven by the wine industry are $490.64 million.

Tourist
Activity

The Idaho wine industry is a major magnet for tourists and tourism-driven expenses. Idaho’s “wine country” regions generates 34000 tourist visits and $11.55 million in annual tourism expenditures, benefiting local economies and tax bases.

Tax
Revenue

The Idaho wine industry generates sizeable tax revenues on the local, state, and national levels. In 2022, the industry will pay nearly $40.94 million in state and local taxes, and $65.79 million in federal taxes for a total of $106.73 million. In addition, the industry generates approximately $3.42 million federal consumption taxes and $28.92 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 Idaho Wine Industry in 2022

Direct Economic ImpactJobsWagesOutput
Winery 277 $ 9,280,500 $ 83,668,300
Vineyard 322 $ 10,835,400 $ 34,665,100
Wholesale 657 $ 46,431,800 $ 179,827,500
Retail 4,440 $ 151,861,500 $ 324,662,800
Association 3 $ 188,000 $ 542,100
Research and Education 11 $ 854,800 $ 2,062,700
Tourism 138 $ 3,284,700 $ 8,775,500
Total Direct Impact 5,848 $ 222,736,700 $ 634,204,000
Supplier Impact JobsWagesOutput
Agriculture 247 $ 9,767,200 $ 27,273,800
Business and Personal Services 752 $ 45,811,200 $ 92,117,300
Construction Jobs 24 $ 1,243,900 $ 4,928,700
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate 403 $ 12,487,000 $ 81,133,400
Government 52 $ 4,392,700 $ 9,074,100
Manufacturing 164 $ 15,652,000 $ 83,191,100
Mining 6 $ 634,800 $ 2,554,400
Other - $ - $ -
Retailing 34 $ 1,389,300 $ 3,583,100
Transportation and Communication 319 $ 22,396,600 $ 79,153,700
Travel and Entertainment 145 $ 3,555,200 $ 7,842,200
Wholesaling 129 $ 10,171,800 $ 33,330,600
Total Supplier Impact 2,275 $ 127,501,700 $ 424,182,400
Induced Economic ImpactJobsWagesOutput
Agriculture 128 $ 6,632,800 $ 24,797,100
Business and Personal Services 1,084 $ 61,824,800 $ 115,090,700
Construction 21 $ 1,101,300 $ 4,267,200
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate 319 $ 13,413,500 $ 108,260,700
Government 31 $ 2,551,000 $ 7,480,100
Manufacturing 123 $ 9,458,600 $ 61,655,700
Mining 3 $ 257,500 $ 1,264,100
Other 59 $ 2,142,500 $ 3,071,600
Retailing 368 $ 13,719,700 $ 34,974,900
Transportation and Communication 171 $ 12,890,400 $ 47,269,100
Travel and Entertainment 391 $ 10,000,500 $ 25,599,300
Wholesaling 74 $ 6,409,600 $ 22,622,100
Total Induced Economic Impact 2,772 $ 140,402,200 $ 456,352,600
Total Economic Impact
Total Jobs 10,895
Total Wages $ 490,640,600
Total Output $ 1,514,739,000
Tourism Impact
Visits 34,021
Tourists10,334
Spending $11,545,800
Grape and Wine Production
Winery Count 67
Vineyard Acres 365
Taxes
Federal Excise Taxes $ 3,424,800
State Excise Taxes $ 1,770,100
Sales Tax $ 27,148,900
Control State Markups $ -
Other Taxes $ -
Total Consumption Taxes $ 32,343,800
Federal Consumption Taxes $ 3,424,800
State Consumption Taxes $ 28,919,000
Federal Business Taxes $ 65,790,000
State Business Taxes $ 40,944,100
Total Business Taxes $ 106,734,100
Total Federal Business and Consumption Taxes $ 69,214,800
Total State Business and Consumption Taxes $ 69,863,100
Total Federal and State Business and Consumption Taxes $ 139,077,900

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