Maryland Wine Industry

Maryland
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 Maryland wine industry generated over $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 Maryland.

Maryland Wine Industry Highlights

Total
Output

The wine industry generates close to $3.10 billion in total economic activity in the state of Maryland, 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 Maryland wine industry includes a total of 77 wine producers¹ as well as 69 acres of vineyards.

Job
Creation

The Maryland wine industry directly employs as many as 13,551 people, and generates an additional 3,681 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, 22,455 jobs are created and supported by the wine industry.

Wage
Generation

The Maryland wine industry provides good jobs, paying an average of $49,500 in annual wages and benefits. The total wages generated by direct, indirect, and induced economic activity driven by the wine industry are $1.11 billion.

Tourist
Activity

The Maryland wine industry is a major magnet for tourists and tourism-driven expenses. Maryland’s “wine country” regions generates 157900 tourist visits and $53.58 million in annual tourism expenditures, benefiting local economies and tax bases.

Tax
Revenue

The Maryland wine industry generates sizeable tax revenues on the local, state, and national levels. In 2022, the industry will pay nearly $149.25 million in state and local taxes, and $179.23 million in federal taxes for a total of $328.48 million. In addition, the industry generates approximately $14.73 million federal consumption taxes and $157.43 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 Maryland Wine Industry in 2022

Direct Economic ImpactJobsWagesOutput
Winery 415 $ 15,678,800 $ 129,850,700
Vineyard 63 $ 1,049,000 $ 2,841,500
Wholesale 678 $ 57,974,100 $ 228,495,900
Retail 11,865 $ 418,884,100 $ 925,465,700
Association 14 $ 1,397,900 $ 3,264,200
Research and Education 14 $ 1,566,700 $ 3,262,900
Tourism 502 $ 16,197,800 $ 40,724,000
Total Direct Impact 13,551 $ 512,748,400 $ 1,333,904,900
Supplier Impact JobsWagesOutput
Agriculture 110 $ 2,374,000 $ 7,531,300
Business and Personal Services 1,340 $ 107,360,000 $ 203,420,300
Construction Jobs 35 $ 2,339,900 $ 9,022,100
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate 740 $ 42,514,500 $ 187,325,700
Government 84 $ 8,884,400 $ 13,086,500
Manufacturing 203 $ 16,015,300 $ 85,464,200
Mining 4 $ 207,800 $ 1,533,100
Other - $ - $ -
Retailing 72 $ 3,066,600 $ 8,124,200
Transportation and Communication 664 $ 62,484,600 $ 185,614,200
Travel and Entertainment 217 $ 7,734,600 $ 15,041,600
Wholesaling 212 $ 19,102,300 $ 59,629,000
Total Supplier Impact 3,681 $ 272,084,000 $ 775,792,200
Induced Economic ImpactJobsWagesOutput
Agriculture 57 $ 1,836,600 $ 6,210,000
Business and Personal Services 2,150 $ 142,605,700 $ 260,202,000
Construction 37 $ 2,418,300 $ 9,134,700
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate 765 $ 56,204,800 $ 324,799,700
Government 51 $ 5,440,800 $ 11,447,500
Manufacturing 182 $ 15,749,800 $ 91,531,900
Mining 2 $ 101,200 $ 887,100
Other 152 $ 7,337,700 $ 9,555,700
Retailing 620 $ 24,225,600 $ 63,846,800
Transportation and Communication 371 $ 34,054,600 $ 113,965,000
Travel and Entertainment 696 $ 22,820,500 $ 55,148,200
Wholesaling 140 $ 14,114,000 $ 48,070,600
Total Induced Economic Impact 5,223 $ 326,909,600 $ 994,799,200
Total Economic Impact
Total Jobs 22,455
Total Wages $ 1,111,742,000
Total Output $ 3,104,496,300
Tourism Impact
Visits 157,881
Tourists47,955
Spending $53,580,200
Grape and Wine Production
Winery Count 77
Vineyard Acres 69
Taxes
Federal Excise Taxes $ 14,734,300
State Excise Taxes $ 6,769,300
Sales Tax $ 150,664,300
Control State Markups $ -
Other Taxes $ -
Total Consumption Taxes $ 172,167,900
Federal Consumption Taxes $ 14,734,300
State Consumption Taxes $ 157,433,600
Federal Business Taxes $ 179,231,400
State Business Taxes $ 149,248,100
Total Business Taxes $ 328,479,500
Total Federal Business and Consumption Taxes $ 193,965,700
Total State Business and Consumption Taxes $ 306,681,700
Total Federal and State Business and Consumption Taxes $ 500,647,400

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