Louisiana Wine Industry

Louisiana
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 Louisiana wine industry generated nearly $3 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 Louisiana.

Louisiana Wine Industry Highlights

Total
Output

The wine industry generates close to $2.72 billion in total economic activity in the state of Louisiana, 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 Louisiana wine industry includes a total of 9 wine producers¹ as well as 0 acres of vineyards.

Job
Creation

The Louisiana wine industry directly employs as many as 12,007 people, and generates an additional 3,510 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, 20,121 jobs are created and supported by the wine industry.

Wage
Generation

The Louisiana wine industry provides good jobs, paying an average of $41,800 in annual wages and benefits. The total wages generated by direct, indirect, and induced economic activity driven by the wine industry are $841.33 million.

Tourist
Activity

The Louisiana wine industry is a major magnet for tourists and tourism-driven expenses. Louisiana’s “wine country” regions generate 4900 tourist visits and $1.68 million in annual tourism expenditures, benefiting local economies and tax bases.

Tax
Revenue

The Louisiana wine industry generates sizeable tax revenues on the local, state, and national levels. In 2022, the industry will pay nearly $61.46 million in state and local taxes, and $108.89 million in federal taxes for a total of $170.35 million. In addition, the industry generates approximately $9.43 million federal consumption taxes and $67.44 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 Louisiana Wine Industry in 2022

Direct Economic ImpactJobsWagesOutput
Winery 27 $ 1,168,500 $ 8,334,000
Vineyard - $ - $ -
Wholesale 805 $ 65,436,800 $ 238,530,900
Retail 11,157 $ 328,210,900 $ 793,951,900
Association - $ - $ -
Research and Education - $ - $ -
Tourism 18 $ 451,800 $ 1,276,600
Total Direct Impact 12,007 $ 395,268,000 $ 1,042,093,400
Supplier Impact JobsWagesOutput
Agriculture 170 $ 3,737,100 $ 12,642,200
Business and Personal Services 1,357 $ 82,875,200 $ 167,850,600
Construction Jobs 35 $ 2,056,900 $ 7,993,500
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate 643 $ 20,195,000 $ 139,028,200
Government 79 $ 7,313,500 $ 14,490,500
Manufacturing 304 $ 29,266,700 $ 265,512,900
Mining 25 $ 5,082,400 $ 12,350,400
Other - $ - $ -
Retailing 61 $ 2,271,000 $ 6,598,200
Transportation and Communication 502 $ 38,954,900 $ 138,324,000
Travel and Entertainment 214 $ 6,295,000 $ 14,103,800
Wholesaling 120 $ 10,733,300 $ 32,231,300
Total Supplier Impact 3,510 $ 208,781,000 $ 811,125,600
Induced Economic ImpactJobsWagesOutput
Agriculture 115 $ 2,795,500 $ 11,480,200
Business and Personal Services 1,858 $ 107,498,400 $ 202,686,600
Construction 33 $ 1,854,200 $ 7,118,200
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate 560 $ 22,709,100 $ 194,057,700
Government 49 $ 4,209,900 $ 11,793,200
Manufacturing 198 $ 18,243,500 $ 195,095,700
Mining 20 $ 4,202,400 $ 10,068,600
Other 112 $ 4,472,900 $ 6,650,800
Retailing 584 $ 20,095,800 $ 55,784,900
Transportation and Communication 286 $ 22,194,700 $ 82,367,500
Travel and Entertainment 667 $ 17,923,000 $ 47,479,700
Wholesaling 122 $ 11,081,400 $ 38,907,700
Total Induced Economic Impact 4,604 $ 237,280,800 $ 863,490,800
Total Economic Impact
Total Jobs 20,121
Total Wages $ 841,329,800
Total Output $ 2,716,709,800
Tourism Impact
Visits 4,949
Tourists1,503
Spending $1,679,600
Grape and Wine Production
Winery Count 9
Vineyard Acres -
Taxes
Federal Excise Taxes $ 9,425,200
State Excise Taxes $ 8,194,800
Sales Tax $ 59,241,800
Control State Markups $ -
Other Taxes $ -
Total Consumption Taxes $ 76,861,800
Federal Consumption Taxes $ 9,425,200
State Consumption Taxes $ 67,436,600
Federal Business Taxes $ 108,890,600
State Business Taxes $ 61,463,600
Total Business Taxes $ 170,354,200
Total Federal Business and Consumption Taxes $ 118,315,800
Total State Business and Consumption Taxes $ 128,900,200
Total Federal and State Business and Consumption Taxes $ 247,216,000

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