Wyoming Wine Industry

Wyoming
Economic Impact Study
2022

WineAmerica, the National Association of American Wineries in Washington DC, commissioned a 2022 National Economic Impact Study of the Wine Industry by John Dunham & Associates. The study shows that the Wyoming wine industry generated over $259 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 Wyoming.

Wyoming Wine Industry Highlights

Total
Output

The wine industry generates close to $258.85 million in total economic activity in the State of Wyoming, 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 Wyoming wine industry includes a total of 9 wine producers¹ as well as 0 acres of vineyards.

Job
Creation

The Wyoming wine industry directly employs as many as 1,345 people, and generates an additional 347 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, 2,132 jobs are created and supported by the wine industry.

Wage
Generation

The Wyoming wine industry provides good jobs, paying an average of $36,900 in annual wages and benefits. The total wages generated by direct, indirect, and induced economic activity driven by the wine industry are $78.57 million.

Tourist
Activity

The Wyoming wine industry is a major magnet for tourists and tourism-driven expenses. Wyoming’s “wine country” regions generates 1500 tourist visits and $507,500 in annual tourism expenditures, benefiting local economies and tax bases.

Tax
Revenue

The Wyoming wine industry generates sizeable tax revenues on the local, state, and national levels. In 2022, the industry will pay nearly $60,800 in state and local taxes, and $60,700 in federal taxes for a total of $121,500. In addition, the industry generates approximately $1.16 million federal consumption taxes and ($594,500) 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 Wyoming Wine Industry in 2022

Direct Economic ImpactJobsWagesOutput
Winery 37 $ 767,500 $ 9,798,300
Vineyard - $ - $ -
Wholesale 6 $ 429,900 $ 1,598,000
Retail 1,292 $ 36,186,700 $ 84,689,500
Association 2 $ 120,900 $ 365,300
Research and Education 2 $ 136,700 $ 361,700
Tourism 6 $ 136,800 $ 385,700
Total Direct Impact 1,345 $ 37,778,500 $ 97,198,500
Supplier Impact JobsWagesOutput
Agriculture 39 $ 584,200 $ 3,235,300
Business and Personal Services 88 $ 4,941,600 $ 10,267,800
Construction Jobs 3 $ 156,200 $ 634,100
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate 81 $ 1,972,500 $ 14,944,700
Government 7 $ 597,300 $ 1,357,300
Manufacturing 19 $ 1,653,300 $ 13,799,900
Mining 32 $ 6,123,000 $ 19,396,700
Other - $ - $ -
Retailing 7 $ 234,000 $ 707,800
Transportation and Communication 36 $ 2,814,400 $ 11,093,500
Travel and Entertainment 19 $ 459,300 $ 1,088,800
Wholesaling 16 $ 1,068,100 $ 3,708,300
Total Supplier Impact 347 $ 20,603,900 $ 80,234,200
Induced Economic ImpactJobsWagesOutput
Agriculture 41 $ 770,100 $ 3,988,600
Business and Personal Services 134 $ 7,125,100 $ 13,745,800
Construction 3 $ 144,100 $ 578,300
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate 81 $ 2,160,200 $ 21,503,500
Government 4 $ 368,600 $ 1,083,400
Manufacturing 16 $ 1,171,200 $ 12,759,600
Mining 16 $ 2,688,500 $ 9,503,400
Other 9 $ 325,000 $ 502,500
Retailing 46 $ 1,442,000 $ 4,270,800
Transportation and Communication 24 $ 1,853,200 $ 6,896,600
Travel and Entertainment 56 $ 1,386,200 $ 3,742,300
Wholesaling 10 $ 757,500 $ 2,841,900
Total Induced Economic Impact 440 $ 20,191,700 $ 81,416,700
Total Economic Impact
Total Jobs 2,132
Total Wages $ 78,574,100
Total Output $ 258,849,400
Tourism Impact
Visits 1,495
Tourists454
Spending $507,500
Grape and Wine Production
Winery Count 9
Vineyard Acres -
Taxes
Federal Excise Taxes $ 1,158,200
State Excise Taxes $ 377,600
Sales Tax $ 5,048,400
Control State Markups $ (6,020,500)
Other Taxes $ -
Total Consumption Taxes $ 563,700
Federal Consumption Taxes $ 1,158,200
State Consumption Taxes $ (594,500)
Federal Business Taxes $ 60,700
State Business Taxes $ 60,800
Total Business Taxes $ 121,500
Total Federal Business and Consumption Taxes $ 1,218,900
Total State Business and Consumption Taxes $ (533,700)
Total Federal and State Business and Consumption Taxes $ 685,200

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