Illinois Wine Industry

Illinois
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 Illinois wine industry generated over $9 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 Illinois.

Illinois Wine Industry Highlights

Total
Output

The wine industry generates close to $9.14 billion in total economic activity in the State of Illinois, 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 Illinois wine industry includes a total of 150 wine producers¹ as well as 14 acres of vineyards.

Job
Creation

The Illinois wine industry directly employs as many as 33,963 people, and generates an additional 10,519 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, 60,315 jobs are created and supported by the wine industry.

Wage
Generation

The Illinois wine industry provides good jobs, paying an average of $52,700 in annual wages and benefits. The total wages generated by direct, indirect, and induced economic activity driven by the wine industry are $3.18 billion.

Tourist
Activity

The Illinois wine industry is a major magnet for tourists and tourism-driven expenses. Illinois’ “wine country” regions generates 1.1 million tourist visits and $374.69 million in annual tourism expenditures, benefiting local economies and tax bases.

Tax
Revenue

The Illinois wine industry generates sizeable tax revenues on the local, state, and national levels. In 2022, the industry will pay nearly $296.82 million in state and local taxes, and $478.66 million in federal taxes for a total of $775.47 million. In addition, the industry generates approximately $36.17 million federal consumption taxes and $321.87 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 Illinois Wine Industry in 2022

Direct Economic ImpactJobsWagesOutput
Winery 1,277 $ 53,017,800 $ 399,787,400
Vineyard 7 $ 93,700 $ 593,600
Wholesale 1,354 $ 135,133,200 $ 461,366,100
Retail 27,821 $ 1,000,049,800 $ 2,208,049,300
Association 14 $ 1,535,700 $ 3,469,100
Research and Education 29 $ 3,131,500 $ 7,192,800
Tourism 3,461 $ 108,280,400 $ 284,783,200
Total Direct Impact 33,963 $ 1,301,242,100 $ 3,365,241,500
Supplier Impact JobsWagesOutput
Agriculture 233 $ 7,448,500 $ 50,914,900
Business and Personal Services 3,761 $ 329,157,700 $ 585,482,400
Construction Jobs 89 $ 6,011,900 $ 21,640,100
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate 1,748 $ 116,277,200 $ 496,550,500
Government 207 $ 21,357,800 $ 30,699,700
Manufacturing 1,298 $ 113,970,200 $ 605,255,200
Mining 26 $ 2,178,900 $ 10,971,800
Other - $ - $ -
Retailing 188 $ 7,757,800 $ 21,740,100
Transportation and Communication 1,785 $ 153,992,500 $ 506,945,200
Travel and Entertainment 587 $ 21,178,000 $ 43,051,700
Wholesaling 597 $ 60,411,600 $ 179,701,700
Total Supplier Impact 10,519 $ 839,742,100 $ 2,552,953,300
Induced Economic ImpactJobsWagesOutput
Agriculture 204 $ 7,859,300 $ 49,915,800
Business and Personal Services 6,456 $ 439,264,300 $ 792,690,500
Construction 97 $ 6,313,900 $ 22,813,400
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate 2,238 $ 181,513,600 $ 934,360,000
Government 140 $ 14,528,800 $ 28,128,000
Manufacturing 866 $ 83,353,800 $ 512,783,200
Mining 16 $ 1,153,900 $ 6,528,500
Other 417 $ 20,934,100 $ 27,137,800
Retailing 1,826 $ 72,375,600 $ 193,921,700
Transportation and Communication 1,142 $ 99,126,000 $ 341,842,000
Travel and Entertainment 2,024 $ 66,887,800 $ 162,716,700
Wholesaling 407 $ 44,263,400 $ 147,014,900
Total Induced Economic Impact 15,833 $ 1,037,574,500 $ 3,219,852,500
Total Economic Impact
Total Jobs 60,315
Total Wages $ 3,178,558,700
Total Output $ 9,138,047,300
Tourism Impact
Visits 1,104,062
Tourists335,349
Spending $374,686,300
Grape and Wine Production
Winery Count 150
Vineyard Acres 14
Taxes
Federal Excise Taxes $ 36,173,500
State Excise Taxes $ 57,750,900
Sales Tax $ 264,121,800
Control State Markups $ -
Other Taxes $ -
Total Consumption Taxes $ 358,046,200
Federal Consumption Taxes $ 36,173,500
State Consumption Taxes $ 321,872,700
Federal Business Taxes $ 478,659,000
State Business Taxes $ 296,815,400
Total Business Taxes $ 775,474,400
Total Federal Business and Consumption Taxes $ 514,832,500
Total State Business and Consumption Taxes $ 618,688,100
Total Federal and State Business and Consumption Taxes $ 1,133,520,600

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