North Dakota Wine Industry

North Dakota
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 North Dakota wine industry generated over $490 million 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 North Dakota.

North Dakota Wine Industry Highlights

Total
Output

The wine industry generates close to $490.94 million in total economic activity in the state of North Dakota, 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 North Dakota wine industry includes a total of 12 wine producers¹ as well as 4 acres of vineyards.

Job
Creation

The North Dakota wine industry directly employs as many as 2,575 people, and generates an additional 625 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, 4,090 jobs are created and supported by the wine industry.

Wage
Generation

The North Dakota wine industry provides good jobs, paying an average of $37,500 in annual wages and benefits. The total wages generated by direct, indirect, and induced economic activity driven by the wine industry are $153.29 million.

Tourist
Activity

The North Dakota wine industry is a major magnet for tourists and tourism-driven expenses. North Dakota’s “wine country” regions generates 1600 tourist visits and $541,500 in annual tourism expenditures, benefiting local economies and tax bases.

Tax
Revenue

The North Dakota wine industry generates sizeable tax revenues on the local, state, and national levels. In 2022, the industry will pay nearly $64,200 in state and local taxes, and $56,800 in federal taxes for a total of $121,000. In addition, the industry generates approximately $1.50 million federal consumption taxes and $16.43 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 North Dakota Wine Industry in 2022

Direct Economic ImpactJobsWagesOutput
Winery 53 $ 934,200 $ 13,486,400
Vineyard 4 $ 83,300 $ 385,500
Wholesale 81 $ 7,267,400 $ 22,853,500
Retail 2,428 $ 62,124,500 $ 151,158,300
Association 1 $ 64,800 $ 188,600
Research and Education 1 $ 72,900 $ 196,300
Tourism 7 $ 161,100 $ 411,600
Total Direct Impact 2,575 $ 70,708,200 $ 188,680,200
Supplier Impact JobsWagesOutput
Agriculture 85 $ 3,275,300 $ 17,775,300
Business and Personal Services 184 $ 12,339,000 $ 24,042,000
Construction Jobs 6 $ 346,300 $ 1,248,300
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate 115 $ 4,798,500 $ 25,169,600
Government 16 $ 1,334,300 $ 3,101,900
Manufacturing 38 $ 2,920,300 $ 20,790,000
Mining 14 $ 1,536,400 $ 10,711,000
Other - $ - $ -
Retailing 13 $ 480,700 $ 1,306,800
Transportation and Communication 79 $ 6,568,900 $ 25,138,200
Travel and Entertainment 43 $ 1,037,600 $ 2,353,900
Wholesaling 32 $ 2,608,300 $ 8,215,000
Total Supplier Impact 625 $ 37,245,600 $ 139,852,000
Induced Economic ImpactJobsWagesOutput
Agriculture 78 $ 3,660,900 $ 18,604,100
Business and Personal Services 320 $ 18,079,800 $ 34,725,100
Construction 6 $ 323,100 $ 1,195,600
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate 117 $ 5,878,300 $ 38,116,100
Government 10 $ 797,300 $ 2,415,100
Manufacturing 34 $ 2,578,900 $ 20,384,200
Mining 8 $ 858,800 $ 7,291,000
Other 22 $ 882,400 $ 1,310,400
Retailing 105 $ 3,469,800 $ 9,402,200
Transportation and Communication 53 $ 4,154,700 $ 14,956,000
Travel and Entertainment 114 $ 2,764,000 $ 7,323,900
Wholesaling 23 $ 1,888,600 $ 6,683,600
Total Induced Economic Impact 890 $ 45,336,600 $ 162,407,300
Total Economic Impact
Total Jobs 4,090
Total Wages $ 153,290,400
Total Output $ 490,939,500
Tourism Impact
Visits 1,596
Tourists485
Spending $541,500
Grape and Wine Production
Winery Count 12
Vineyard Acres 4
Taxes
Federal Excise Taxes $ 1,499,200
State Excise Taxes $ 860,900
Sales Tax $ 15,572,000
Control State Markups $ -
Other Taxes $ -
Total Consumption Taxes $ 17,932,100
Federal Consumption Taxes $ 1,499,200
State Consumption Taxes $ 16,432,900
Federal Business Taxes $ 56,800
State Business Taxes $ 64,200
Total Business Taxes $ 121,000
Total Federal Business and Consumption Taxes $ 1,556,000
Total State Business and Consumption Taxes $ 16,497,100
Total Federal and State Business and Consumption Taxes $ 18,053,100

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