Texas Wine Industry

Texas
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 Texas wine industry generated over $20 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 Texas.

Texas Wine Industry Highlights

Total
Output

The wine industry generates close to $20.35 billion in total economic activity in the State of Texas, 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 Texas wine industry includes a total of 443 wine producers¹ as well as 1,474 acres of vineyards.

Job
Creation

The Texas wine industry directly employs as many as 75,948 people, and generates an additional 28,057 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, 141,235 jobs are created and supported by the wine industry.

Wage
Generation

The Texas wine industry provides good jobs, paying an average of $48,900 in annual wages and benefits. The total wages generated by direct, indirect, and induced economic activity driven by the wine industry are $6.91 billion.

Tourist
Activity

The Texas wine industry is a major magnet for tourists and tourism-driven expenses. Texas’ “wine country” regions generates 2.02 million tourist visits and $685.86 million in annual tourism expenditures, benefiting local economies and tax bases.

Tax
Revenue

The Texas wine industry generates sizeable tax revenues on the local, state, and national levels. In 2022, the industry will pay nearly $387.30 million in state and local taxes, and $1.01 billion in federal taxes for a total of $1.40 billion. In addition, the industry generates approximately $60.46 million federal consumption taxes and $726.25 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 Texas Wine Industry in 2022

Direct Economic ImpactJobsWagesOutput
Winery 1,985 $ 89,173,100 $ 659,837,700
Vineyard 1,507 $ 20,469,700 $ 72,584,300
Wholesale 6,931 $ 619,245,700 $ 2,168,168,100
Retail 58,231 $ 1,879,081,800 $ 4,214,674,600
Association 22 $ 1,799,800 $ 4,847,700
Research and Education 25 $ 2,447,200 $ 5,854,400
Tourism 7,247 $ 198,729,600 $ 521,296,800
Total Direct Impact 75,948 $ 2,810,946,900 $ 7,647,263,600
Supplier Impact JobsWagesOutput
Agriculture 1,489 $ 23,353,000 $ 81,707,200
Business and Personal Services 10,291 $ 753,489,300 $ 1,427,658,300
Construction Jobs 269 $ 17,367,100 $ 60,077,400
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate 4,736 $ 223,473,700 $ 1,138,508,000
Government 583 $ 58,426,300 $ 123,751,400
Manufacturing 2,096 $ 197,199,000 $ 1,235,755,300
Mining 252 $ 93,231,900 $ 161,087,600
Other - $ - $ -
Retailing 453 $ 18,566,000 $ 49,325,000
Transportation and Communication 4,818 $ 357,824,500 $ 1,181,435,200
Travel and Entertainment 1,635 $ 53,337,400 $ 105,631,300
Wholesaling 1,435 $ 136,939,300 $ 413,718,200
Total Supplier Impact 28,057 $ 1,933,207,500 $ 5,978,654,900
Induced Economic ImpactJobsWagesOutput
Agriculture 919 $ 14,468,000 $ 67,556,700
Business and Personal Services 14,124 $ 886,426,900 $ 1,598,132,900
Construction 266 $ 16,550,900 $ 57,799,900
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate 5,597 $ 330,477,500 $ 1,859,795,700
Government 386 $ 36,366,000 $ 104,821,300
Manufacturing 1,451 $ 127,424,300 $ 935,333,300
Mining 202 $ 76,792,900 $ 131,741,300
Other 924 $ 36,394,700 $ 52,186,800
Retailing 4,654 $ 176,288,000 $ 459,803,200
Transportation and Communication 2,579 $ 212,376,400 $ 738,685,000
Travel and Entertainment 5,092 $ 150,567,500 $ 367,586,800
Wholesaling 1,036 $ 103,010,200 $ 349,489,300
Total Induced Economic Impact 37,230 $ 2,167,143,300 $ 6,722,932,200
Total Economic Impact
Total Jobs 141,235
Total Wages $ 6,911,297,700
Total Output $ 20,348,850,700
Tourism Impact
Visits 2,020,990
Tourists613,857
Spending $685,864,800
Grape and Wine Production
Winery Count 443
Vineyard Acres 1,474
Taxes
Federal Excise Taxes $ 60,464,500
State Excise Taxes $ 13,889,400
Sales Tax $ 522,614,100
Control State Markups $ -
Other Taxes $ 189,744,700
Total Consumption Taxes $ 786,712,700
Federal Consumption Taxes $ 60,464,500
State Consumption Taxes $ 726,248,200
Federal Business Taxes $ 1,009,393,900
State Business Taxes $ 387,297,700
Total Business Taxes $ 1,396,691,600
Total Federal Business and Consumption Taxes $ 1,069,858,400
Total State Business and Consumption Taxes $ 1,113,545,900
Total Federal and State Business and Consumption Taxes $ 2,183,404,300

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