Maine Wine Industry

Maine
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 Maine wine industry generated nearly $1 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 Maine.

Maine Wine Industry Highlights

Total
Output

The wine industry generates close to $983.62 million in total economic activity in the state of Maine, 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 Maine wine industry includes a total of 23 wine producers as well as 92 acres of vineyards.

Job
Creation

The Maine wine industry directly employs as many as 4,443 people, and generates an additional 1,403 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, 7,798 jobs are created and supported by the wine industry.

Wage
Generation

The Maine wine industry provides good jobs, paying an average of $44,100 in annual wages and benefits. The total wages generated by direct, indirect, and induced economic activity driven by the wine industry are $343.65 million.

Tourist
Activity

The Maine wine industry is a major magnet for tourists and tourism-driven expenses. Maine’s “wine country” regions generates 2700 tourist visits and $906,500 in annual tourism expenditures, benefiting local economies and tax bases.

Tax
Revenue

The Maine wine industry generates sizeable tax revenues on the local, state, and national levels. In 2022, the industry will pay nearly $36.18 million in state and local taxes, and $47.93 million in federal taxes for a total of $84.11 million. In addition, the industry generates approximately $3.74 million federal consumption taxes and $36.99 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 Maine Wine Industry in 2022

Direct Economic ImpactJobsWagesOutput
Winery 100 $ 4,488,300 $ 33,620,400
Vineyard 4 $ 52,700 $ 198,600
Wholesale 144 $ 10,266,000 $ 40,270,000
Retail 4,181 $ 141,186,900 $ 323,813,000
Association 5 $ 299,400 $ 858,300
Research and Education - $ - $ -
Tourism 9 $ 276,100 $ 689,000
Total Direct Impact 4,443 $ 156,569,400 $ 399,449,300
Supplier Impact JobsWagesOutput
Agriculture 167 $ 4,941,800 $ 9,263,300
Business and Personal Services 475 $ 33,600,900 $ 66,096,500
Construction Jobs 18 $ 1,002,100 $ 3,376,400
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate 238 $ 7,758,700 $ 53,537,500
Government 33 $ 3,032,200 $ 6,034,900
Manufacturing 102 $ 6,928,300 $ 40,550,500
Mining 1 $ 24,300 $ 288,200
Other - $ - $ -
Retailing 27 $ 1,089,800 $ 2,963,500
Transportation and Communication 196 $ 14,853,700 $ 52,986,000
Travel and Entertainment 87 $ 2,491,000 $ 5,175,300
Wholesaling 59 $ 4,777,400 $ 15,867,700
Total Supplier Impact 1,403 $ 80,500,200 $ 256,139,800
Induced Economic ImpactJobsWagesOutput
Agriculture 57 $ 1,629,000 $ 3,552,800
Business and Personal Services 824 $ 51,556,700 $ 96,482,200
Construction 16 $ 903,400 $ 3,150,600
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate 218 $ 11,242,700 $ 83,497,800
Government 22 $ 2,043,600 $ 5,506,700
Manufacturing 85 $ 6,238,400 $ 36,762,200
Mining 1 $ 15,000 $ 185,500
Other 36 $ 1,349,700 $ 1,848,100
Retailing 263 $ 9,618,200 $ 26,305,500
Transportation and Communication 116 $ 9,279,400 $ 33,638,900
Travel and Entertainment 261 $ 7,869,200 $ 19,374,700
Wholesaling 53 $ 4,834,200 $ 17,722,300
Total Induced Economic Impact 1,952 $ 106,579,500 $ 328,027,300
Total Economic Impact
Total Jobs 7,798
Total Wages $ 343,649,100
Total Output $ 983,616,400
Tourism Impact
Visits 2,671
Tourists811
Spending $906,500
Grape and Wine Production
Winery Count 23
Vineyard Acres 92
Taxes
Federal Excise Taxes $ 3,737,600
State Excise Taxes $ 2,575,700
Sales Tax $ 33,892,000
Control State Markups $ -
Other Taxes $ 519,900
Total Consumption Taxes $ 40,725,200
Federal Consumption Taxes $ 3,737,600
State Consumption Taxes $ 36,987,600
Federal Business Taxes $ 47,932,600
State Business Taxes $ 36,177,900
Total Business Taxes $ 84,110,500
Total Federal Business and Consumption Taxes $ 51,670,200
Total State Business and Consumption Taxes $ 73,165,500
Total Federal and State Business and Consumption Taxes $ 124,835,700

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