Virginia Wine Contributes $1.73 Billion to Virginia Economy

A new study finds the economic impact of Virginia wines to be an estimated $1.73 billion as of 2019. After evaluating all economic activity elated directly or indirectly to wine production, sales and wine grape farming, the study reports a 27% increase in overall economic impact from 2015. Industry jobs rose by 27%, the number of wineries increased by 37% and the revenue from wine-related tourism was up by 31%.